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Amy E. Vierhile, NP

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Office: (585) 275-2808

Fax: (585) 275-3683

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Professional Background

Amy Vierhile has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Child Neurology since 1996. Prior to that, she worked as a community health nurse and an inpatient pediatric nurse. Amy's current neurology interests include ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, seizures and Batten Disease. She provides care to these patients independently in an outpatient clinic and has also worked extensively on a number of research studies. Several of the research studies have focused on finding new treatments for epilepsy and ADHD and other studies have focused on non-pharmacologic treatments for Tourette Syndrome. Amy's delivers clinical care in the outpatient setting.

She is the recipient of several awards including the Association of Child Neurology Nurses Claire Chee Nursing Excellence Award in 2006 and the March of Dimes Margaret D. Sovie Award for Advanced Practice in 2012. Amy is an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and she also serves as a board member for the Tourette Syndrome Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter. She is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau honor society and the Association of Neurology Nurses.


Dr. Vierhile has participated in numerous research activities since starting at the University of Rochester Medical Center. These have included both observational and treatment studies for conditions such as epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, cerebral palsy, dyskinesias, and Batten disease.



  • Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics - American Nurses Credentialing Center


NP | State University of New York at Buffalo (Nursing)
Nurse Practitioner

DNP | University of Rochester

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Graduate at Niagara University


March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Margaret D. Sovie Award for Advanced Practice

The Association of Child Neurology Nurses Annual Research Award, presented at the Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting, Que

The Association of Child Neurology Nurses Claire Chee Award for Nursing Excellence, presented at the Child Neurology Society Ann

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Journal Articles

Masten MC, Corre C, Paciorkowski AR, Vierhile A, Adams HR, Vermilion J, Zimmerman GA, Augustine EF, Mink JW. "A Diagnostic Confidence Scheme for CLN3 Disease." Journal of inherited metabolic disease.. 2021 Aug 28; Epub 2021 Aug 28.

Masten MC, Williams JD, Vermilion J, Adams HR, Vierhile A, Collins A, Marshall FJ, Augustine EF, Mink JW. "The CLN3 Disease Staging System: A new tool for clinical research in Batten disease." Neurology.. 2020 Jun 9; 94(23):e2436-e2440. Epub 2020 Apr 16.

Vermilion J, Augustine E, Adams HR, Vierhile A, Lewin AB, Thatcher A, McDermott MP, O'Connor T, Kurlan R, van Wijngaarden E, Murphy TK, Mink JW. "Tic Disorders are Associated With Lower Child and Parent Quality of Life and Worse Family Functioning." Pediatric neurology.. 2020 Apr; 105:48-54. Epub 2019 Dec 27.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Tics and Tourette Syndrome
Book Title: Child Neurology Telephone Encounter Guides, 2nd Edition
Author List: Sprague-McRae, J., Rosenblum, R and Morrison, L.
Edited By: Sprague-McRae, J., Rosenblum, R and Morrison, L.
Published By: Dog Ear Publishing 2014