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Curtis George Benesch, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2530

Office: (585) 275-2530

Fax: (585) 273-1026

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Neurology

Biography

Dr. Benesch completed his Neurology Residency and Fellowship Training in Experimental Therapeutics in Cerebrovascular Disease at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is board-certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology and has been the Director of the URMC Stroke Center since its inception in 1996. He is also the Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program. His research interests include acute stroke treatment, secondary stroke prevention, development of community-wide approaches to stroke care, and cost-effectiveness of stroke treatment.

Professional Background

Dr. Benesch completed his Neurology Residency and Fellowship Training in Experimental Therapeutics in Cerebrovascular Disease at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is board-certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology and has been the Director of the URMC Stroke Center since its inception in 1996. He is also the Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program. His research interests include acute stroke treatment, secondary stroke prevention, development of community-wide approaches to stroke care, and cost-effectiveness of stroke treatment.

Research

Major research interests are: Clinical trials of acute stroke treatment, Secondary prevention of stroke, and Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic testing, evaluation, and care of patients with stroke.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

1988
MD | University of Nebraska College of Medicine

2000
MPH | Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1992 - 06/15/1994
Fellowship in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1989 - 06/15/1992
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/01/1988 - 06/15/1989
Internship in Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2007
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2006
Volunteer of the Year Award
Sponsor: American Heart Association
Location: New York

2001
Bob Tietje Award, Volunteer Service
Sponsor: American Heart Association

2000
New York State Affiliate Service Award
Sponsor: American Heart Association
Location: New York

1996
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Location: Rochester, New York

1988
Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Location: Omaha, Nebraska

1984
Phi Kappi Phi
Sponsor: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

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Publications

Journal Articles

12/24/2021
Bender MT, Mattingly TK, Rahmani R, Proper D, Burnett WA, Burgett JL, LEsperance J, Cushman JT, Pilcher WH, Benesch CG, Kelly AG, Bhalla T. "Mobile stroke care expedites intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy." Stroke and vascular neurology.. 2021 Dec 24; Epub 2021 Dec 24.

10/14/2021
Romano JG, Gardener H, Smith EE, Campo-Bustillo I, Khan Y, Tai S, Riley N, Sacco RL, Khatri P, Alger HM, Mac Grory B, Gulati D, Sangha NS, Olds KE, Benesch CG, Kelly AG, Brehaut SS, Kansara AC, Schwamm LH, . "Frequency and Prognostic Significance of Clinical Fluctuations Before Hospital Arrival in Stroke." Stroke.. 2021 Oct 14; :STROKEAHA121034124. Epub 2021 Oct 14.

5/5/2021
Romano JG, Gardener H, Campo-Bustillo I, Khan Y, Tai S, Riley N, Smith EE, Sacco RL, Khatri P, Alger HM, Mac Grory B, Gulati D, Sangha NS, Craig JM, Olds KE, Benesch CG, Kelly AG, Brehaut SS, Kansara AC, Schwamm LH, . "Predictors of Outcomes in Patients With Mild Ischemic Stroke Symptoms: MaRISS." Stroke.. 2021 May 5; :STROKEAHA120032809. Epub 2021 May 05.

Books & Chapters

2001
Book Title: Approach to Coma, in The Intensive Care Manual
Author List: Benesch, C
Published By: McGraw-Hill 2001 in New York

2001
Book Title: Current Therapy, in Clinical Neurology
Author List: Counihan TJ, Plotkin K, Deiparine JA, King A, Cleland J, Barbano RL, Rempe D, Benesch C.
Published By: Lippincott-Raven 2001 in Philadelphia

1996
Book Title: Current Therapy, in Clinical Neurology
Author List: Goodman A, Benesch C, Berg M, Braun T, Calabresi PA, Holloway R, Joynt RJ, Samuels O, Williams LS, Wymer J.
Published By: Lippincott-Raven 1996 in Philadelphia

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Videos

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SECOND OPINION | Stroke Intervention | APT

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SECOND OPINION | Stroke Intervention | APT | Full Episode