Robert G. Holloway, M.D., M.P.H.

Robert G. Holloway, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-1200
Fax: (585) 244-2529
Administrative: (585) 273-3079

Professional Bio

Robert G. Holloway Jr., MD, MPH, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Holloway received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Connecticut. His clinical training included an internship at the University of Connecticut, followed by Neurology Residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. After completing his residency in 1993, Dr. Holloway joined the University of Rochester faculty as a Senior Instructor while pursuing a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in health services and outcomes research, which he received in 1996.



Dr. Holloway is double-boarded, with dual certification in both Neurology and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his excellence as a physician, among which are the Medical Center Board Excellence Award as part of the Palliative Care Team, University of Rochester Nominee for the Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award, and named to Best Doctors in America for 2007-12. In addition to being a dedicated physician, Dr. Holloway's commitment to excellence in teaching has received extensive recognition through numerous awards, among which are the Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in Third Year Teaching from the University of Rochester, Teacher Recognition Award from the American Academy of Neurology, Junior Faculty Mentoring Award, and Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Inductee. He is an equally passionate researcher, focusing on areas related to technology assessment and cost-effectiveness of neurological practices and policies, as well as methods for improving quality and safety of medical care, and conflicts of interest in research and practice. He has written more than 120 manuscripts and editorials, and is also co-editor of the books Case Studies in Neuroscience and Primer of Palliative Care.

Research Bio

Dr. Holloway's major research interests are technology assessment and cost-effectiveness of neurological practices and policies, methods to improve the quality and safety of medical care, and conflicts of interest in research and practice.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Inductee | University of Rochester 2011
Junior Faculty Mentoring Award | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 2008
Best Doctors in America | Best Doctors, Inc. 2007 - 2012
Neurology Senior Faculty Teaching Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, New York 2006
Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers | The Department of Health Policy and Management | Harvard School of Public Health, 2006
Nominee | AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award 2006
Co-Chair | Stroke & Stroke Rehabilitation Work Group-Physician Consortium f 2006
Medical Center Board Excellence Award | Palliative Care Team 2005
Teacher Recognition Award | American Academy of Neurology 2004
Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in Third Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, New York 2002 - 2003
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, New York 2002 - 2003
ISTAHC Award for 1997 for finest article published in 1997 " Mushlin AI, Mooney C, Holloway RG, Detsky AS, Mattson DH, Phelps CE. The cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with equivocal neurological symptoms. Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 1997:13:21-34. 1998
Quality Achievement Award for Physician Leadership in Performance Improvement | University of Rochester | Rochester, New York 1998
Phi Beta Kappa | University of Connecticut 1985
Olin Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology | University of Connecticut | Storrs, Connecticut 1985
University Scholar | University of Connecticut | Storrs, Connecticut 1984

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 May 31
Robinson MT, Vickrey BG, Holloway RG, Chong K, Williams LS, Brook RH, Leng M, Parikh P, Zingmond DS. "The lack of documentation of preferences in a cohort of adults who died after ischemic stroke." Neurology. 2016 May 31; 86(22):2056-62. Epub 2016 Apr 08.
2016 May 4
Kim SY, De Vries R, Holloway RG, Kieburtz K. "Understanding the 'therapeutic misconception' from the research participant's perspective." Journal of medical ethics. 2016 May 4; Epub 2016 May 04.
2016 Mar 10
Kim SY, Wilson R, De Vries R, Ryan KA, Holloway RG, Kieburtz K. "Are patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at risk of a therapeutic misconception?" Journal of medical ethics. 2016 Mar 10; Epub 2016 Mar 10.
2016 Feb
Creutzfeldt CJ, Robinson MT, Holloway RG. "Neurologists as primary palliative care providers: Communication and practice approaches." Neurology. Clinical practice. 2016 Feb; 6(1):40-48.
2015 Sep
Creutzfeldt CJ, Holloway RG, Curtis JR. "Palliative Care: A Core Competency for Stroke Neurologists." Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation. 2015 Sep; 46(9):2714-9. Epub 2015 Aug 04.

Current Appointments

Chair - Department of Neurology (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Chair in Neurophysiology - Department of Neurology (SMD)
Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)

Specialties

Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Hospice & Palliative Care
Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

MPH | Community Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1996
MD | Medicine | Univ Connecticut Sch Medicine1989
BS | Biology | University of Connecticut1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Community & Preventative Med/Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1993 - 05/30/1996
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1990 - 05/30/1993
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital09/01/1989 - 05/30/1990