Skip to main content
Explore URMC
menu

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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2530

Office: (585) 275-2530

Fax: (585) 273-1026

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

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

1984
B.S. | Nebraska Wesleyan University
Biopsychology

1988
M.D. | University of Nebraska Medical Center
Medicine

2000
M.P.H. | University 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 - GME Office

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

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

VIEW ALL expand_more

Awards

2007
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Denistry
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

VIEW ALL expand_more

Publications

Journal Articles

12/18/2018
"Folate deficiency drives mitotic missegregation of the human locus." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 2018 Dec 18; 115(51):13003-13008. Epub 2018 Dec 03.

6/1/2017
Abdolahi A, Williams GC, Benesch CG, Wang HZ, Spitzer EM, Scott BE, Block RC, van Wijngaarden E. "Immediate and Sustained Decrease in Smoking Urges After Acute Insular Cortex Damage." Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.. 2017 Jun 1; 19(6):756-762.

1/2016
Damania D, Kung NT, Jain M, Jain AR, Liew JA, Mangla R, Koch GE, Sahin B, Miranpuri AS, Holmquist TM, Replogle RE, Benesch CG, Kelly AG, Jahromi BS. "Factors associated with recurrent stroke and recanalization in patients presenting with isolated symptomatic carotid occlusion." European journal of neurology.. 2016 Jan 0; 23(1):127-32. Epub 2015 Sep 01.

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

VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONS

Videos

play_circle_filled

SECOND OPINION | Stroke Intervention | APT

play_circle_filled

SECOND OPINION | Stroke Intervention | APT | Full Episode