Heidi B. Schwarz, M.D.

Heidi B. Schwarz, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 696A
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-9835
Administrative: (585) 276-6558
Fax: (585) 276-1278

Professional Bio

Resident and Assistant Resident in Medicine
University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, 1983-1985

Assistant and Associate Resident in Neurology
University of Rochester, 1985-1987

Chief Resident in Neurology
University of Rochester 1987-1988

Fellow and Instructor in Movement and Inherited Neurologic Disease,
Department of Neurology, University of Rochester 1988-1989

Neurology Consultant
Partner in Ontario Neurology Associates
(Covering Geneva General Hospital, Clifton Springs Hospital, FF Thompson Hospital, Newark Wayne Hospital) 1989-2002

Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester, 1991-2002

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester 2003-2004

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Chief of Highalnd Neurology
Director of the Highland Stroke Center
University of Rochester 2004-Present

Research Bio

I am currently a member of the Huntington's Study Group (HSG) and a site investigator for the DOMINO study at the University of Rochester. This is a futility study of minocycline in clinically definite HD.

I am a frequent reviewer for the journal, Neurology.

My publications, awards and lectures arelisted elsewhere in my CV

Awards & Honors (National)

Leadership Development Fellowship | American Academy of Neurology | Washington, D. C. 2008 - 2008
A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award | American Academy of Neurology | Chicago, IL 2008 - Present
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology | American Academy of Neurology | Minneapolis, MN 2008 - Present
Alpha Omeag Alpha Awardee | AOA 1983 - Present
Citation for Fourth Year Medical Students | American Medical Women's Association | Rochester, NY 1983
Phi Beta Kappa Inductee | Phi Beta Kappa Society | South Hadley, MA 1979 - Present
American Chemical Society Award | American Chemical Society | South Hadley, MA 1979
Sigma Xi Inductee | Sigma Xi Society | South Hadley, MA 1979

Awards & Honors (Local)

Chief Resident Teaching Award | Department of Neurology URMC | Rochester, NY 2004
Mary P. Dole Fellowship | Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association | Rochester, NY 1981
Mary Lyons Scholar | Mount Holyoke College | South Hadley, MA 1979
Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry | Mount Holyoke College | South Hadley, MA 1979
Sarah Williston Scholar | Mount Holyoke College | South Hadley, MA 1977

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 6 available »

Dorsey, ER;: Wagner, JD; Bull, MT; Rizzieri, A; Grischkan, J; Achey, MA; Sherer, T; Chowdhury S; Meunier, C;Cappelletti, L; Rocher, C; Richard, IH; Schwarz, H; Kang, G; Ahmad, SH; Biemiller, RA; Biglan, KM. "Feasibility of Virtual Research Visits in Fox Trial Finder". Journal of Parkinson's Disease. 2015; 5: 505-515.
Schwarz, HB; Frtiz, JV; Govindarajan, R; Murray, RP; Boyle, KB; Getchius, TSD; Freimer, M. "Neurology advanced practic providers: A position paper of the American Academy of Neurology". Neurology Clnical Practice. 2015; 5(1): 333-337.
1999 Jun 10
Parchi P, Capellari S, Chin S, Schwarz HB, Schecter NP, Butts JD, Hudkins P, Burns DK, Powers JM, Gambetti P. "A subtype of sporadic prion disease mimicking fatal familial insomnia." Neurology. 1999 Jun 10; 52(9):1757-63.
O'Brien CF; Schwarz HB; Kurlan R. "Neuroacanthocytosis without Acanthocytes". Movement Disorders. 1990; 5(Supplement 1): 98. Link
Kang UJ, Fahn S, Schwarz H, Shoulson I, Vallejos H, Goldman J. "Case 1, 1989: juvenile-onset parkinsonism, dystonia, and pyramidal tract signs." Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 1989 4(4):363-70.

Current Appointments

Professor of Clinical Neurology (Part-Time) - Department of Neurology, General Neurology (SMD) - Primary


Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1983
BA | Chemistry | Mount Holyoke College1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Movement and Inherited Neurologic Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1983 - 06/30/1984