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Ralph F. Jozefowicz, M.D.

Neurology

Clinical Interests

General Neurology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-1200

Administrative: (585) 275-6380

Fax: (585) 244-2529

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Biography

Professional Background

Ralph F. Józefowicz, MD received his BA degree in Biology, with honors from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975 and his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979. A member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, he completed residencies in Internal Medicine and in Neurology, as well as a fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York. He is presently Professor of Neurology and Medicine and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester, and serves as director for the second year medical student "Mind, Brain and Behavior" course and the third year Neurology Clerkship. He is also the Neurology Residency Program Director at the University of Rochester. His many teaching accomplishments include the Fullbright Scholar Award for Lecturing in Neural Sciences, Neuromuscular Diseases and Clinical Neurology from the Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Krakow, Poland in 1993; the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the Alumni Association of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1998; the Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Neurological Association in 1998; the Robert J. Glaser Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges in 2002; the A. B. Baker Lifetime Achievement Award for Neurologic Education from the American Academy of Neurology in 2010; the Edithe J. Levit Distinguished Service Award from the National Board of Medical examiners in 2011; the Merentibus Medal "for great services rendered to the Jagiellonian University" in 2014; the Chair's award from the American Brain Foundation in 2015; and the President's Award from the American Academy of Neurology in 2016. In 2003 he was made an Honorary Professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, one of the oldest Universities in Europe. Dr. Józefowicz has held numerous leadership positions in national medical societies and has served on the boards of directors of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Academy of Neurology and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently serves as Treasurer of the American Brain Foundation, Chair of the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties, and Chair of the Joint Investment Committee of the American Academy of Neurology.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

1975
BA | Johns Hopkins University
Biology

1979
MD | Columbia Univ Coll P&s
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1980 - 06/30/82
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/82 - 06/30/85
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/85 - 06/30/87
Fellowship in Neurology: Neuromuscular Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/79 - 6/30/1980
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2016
President's Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015
Distinguished Fellow of the Collegium of Eminent Scientists of Polish Origin and Ancestry
Sponsor: The Kosciuszko Foundation
Location: New York, NY

2015
American Brain Foundation Chair's Award
Sponsor: American Brain Foundation
Location: Washington, DC

2014
"Merentibus" Medal
Sponsor: Jagiellonian University
Location: Krakow, Poland

2012
Distinguished Service Award
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
Edithe J. Levit Distinguished Service Award
Sponsor: National Board of Medical Examiners
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2010
American Academy of Neurology
Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada

2009
Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: Best Doctors, Inc.
Location: Aiken, South Carolina

2009
American Academy of Neurology Consortium of Neurology Program Directors Recognition Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology
Location: Seattle, Washington

2008
Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: Best Doctors, Inc.
Location: Aiken, South Carolina

2007
Outstanding Instructor in Clinical Education
Sponsor: Jagiellonian University College of Medicine
Location: Krakow, Poland

2007
Paul Griner Dean's Senior Teaching Scholar Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2007
Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: Best Doctors, Inc.
Location: Aiken, SC

2007
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2006
Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: Best Doctors, Inc.
Location: Aiken, SC

2006
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2005
Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: Best Doctors, Inc.
Location: Aiken, SC

2005
Mayor's Renaissance Award
Sponsor: City of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2005
Outstanding Success in Encouragin Medical Students to Elect Careers in Neurology
Sponsor: Association of University Professors of Neurology
Location: San Diego, CA

2005
Outstanding Instructor in Clinical Education
Sponsor: Jagiellonian University College of Medicine
Location: Krakow, Poland

2005
Keith Miner Ford Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2005
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2004
Herbert W. Mapstone Award for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2004
Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in Third Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2004
Neurology Senior Faculty Award
Sponsor: Department of Neurology
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2003
Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2003
Herbert W. Mapstone Award for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2003
Honorary Professor of Jagiellonian University
Sponsor: Senate of the Jagiellonian University
Location: Jagiellonian University College of Medicine, Krakow Poland

2002
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2002
Robert J. Glaser Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Award
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges
Location: San Francisco, CA

2001
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1998
Distinguished Teacher Award
Sponsor: American Neurological Association
Location: Minneapolis, MN

1998
Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education
Sponsor: Alumni Association of the University of Rochester
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1998
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1997
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1996
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1995
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1995
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1994
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1994
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1993
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1993
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1992 - 1993
Fullbright Scholar Award: Lecturing in Neural Sciences, Neuromuscular Diseases and Clinical Neurology
Sponsor: Jagiellonian University College of Medicine

1992
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1991
Herbert W. Mapstone Award for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1991
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1990
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1988
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1987
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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Publications

Journal Articles

11/22/2016
Thompson Stone R, Mooney C, Wexler E, Mink J, Post J, Jozefowicz RF. "Formal faculty observation and assessment of bedside skills for 3rd-year neurology clerks." Neurology.. 2016 Nov 22; 87(21):2266-2270. Epub 2016 Oct 21.

7/14/2015
Solorzano GE, Józefowicz RF. "Neurophobia: a chronic disease of medical students." Neurology.. 2015 Jul 14; 85(2):116-7. Epub 2015 Jun 12.

3/2014
Lewis SL, Józefowicz RF, Kilgore S, Dhand A, Edgar L. "Introducing the neurology milestones." Journal of graduate medical education.. 2014 Mar 0; 6(1 Suppl 1):102-4.

Books & Chapters

2007
Book Title: Netter's Atlas of Neuroscience
Author List: Felton DL, Józefowicz RF
Published By: Icon Learning Systems2007 in Teterboro, NJ

2005
Chapter Title: Career Development for Medical Student Clinical Educators
Book Title: Guidebook for Clerkship Directors
Author List: Józefowicz RF, Sierles FS
Edited By: Fincher
Published By: Alliance for Clinical Education2005

2004
Book Title: Netter's Atlas of Neuroscience
Author List: Felton DL, Józefowicz RF
Published By: Icon Learning Systems2004 in Teterboro, NJ

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