Shreedevi Pandya, D.P.T., M.S.

Shreedevi Pandya, D.P.T., M.S.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

Shree Pandya, PT, DPT, MS is Associate Professor of Neurology in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester. Dr Pandya is a clinician, researcher and educator working in the area of inherited neuromuscular disorders for the past thirty years. She has also worked extensively with patient organizations – serving as "Ask the Expert"

for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), co –writing a booklet on physical therapy for the Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) Society and helping with physical therapy related web content for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation.
Dr. Pandya has served on national (American Academy of Neurology) and international (European Neuromuscular Center) panels to develop evidence based and consensus based guidelines for management of patients with various neuromuscular disorders. Currently she serves on the steering committee and is co-chair of the Rehab panel for the update of the CDC funded care considerations for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. She is Co-PI in New York for the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MDSTARNet) funded by the Centers for Disease Control ( 2006-present).

Awards & Honors (Local)

Research Award, Pediatric Section, American Physical Therapy Association 2004
Outstanding Physiotherapist, Class of 1969 Bombay Branch, Indian Association of Physiotherapy 1969

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Feb
Heatwole C, Bode R, Nicholas Johnson , Dekdebrun J, Dilek N, Eichinger K, Hilbert JE, Logigian E, Luebbe E, Martens W, McDermott MP, Pandya S, Puwanant A, Rothrock N, Thornton C, Vickrey BG, Victorson D, Moxley RT. "Myotonic dystrophy health index: Correlations with clinical tests and patient function." Muscle & nerve. 2016 Feb; 53(2):183-90. Epub 2015 Dec 29.
2016 Feb
Pandya SK, Campbell KA, Andrews JG, Meaney FJ, Ciafaloni E. "Health services received by individuals with duchenne/becker muscular dystrophy." Muscle & nerve. 2016 Feb; 53(2):191-7. Epub 2015 Dec 29.
2015 Sep
James KA, Cunniff C, Apkon SD, Mathews K, Lu Z, Holtzer C, Pandya S, Ciafaloni E, Miller L. "Risk Factors for First Fractures Among Males With Duchenne or Becker Muscular Dystrophy." Journal of pediatric orthopedics. 2015 Sep; 35(6):640-4.
2015 Jul 28
Tawil R, Kissel JT, Heatwole C, Pandya S, Gronseth G, Benatar M. "Evidence-based guideline summary: Evaluation, diagnosis, and management of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Issues Review Panel of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine." Neurology. 2015 Jul 28; 85(4):357-64.
Montes J, Glanzman AM, Mazzone ES, Martens WB, Dunaway S, Pasternak A, Riley SO, Quigley J, Pandya S, De Vivo DC, Kaufmann P, Chiriboga CA, Finkel RS, Tennekoon GI, Darras BT, Pane M, Mercuri E, Mcdermott MP, . "Spinal muscular atrophy functional composite score: A functional measure in spinal muscular atrophy." Muscle & nerve. 2015 52(6):942-7. Epub 2015 Oct 10.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor (Service) (Part-Time) - Department of Neurology, NMD (SMD) - Primary


Doctor of Physical Therapy | Suny Upstate Medical University2010
MS | Physical Therapy | University of Wisconsin-Madison1979