Charles J. Duffy, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles J. Duffy, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

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

Appointment: (585) 275-1200

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Functioning of cerebral neocortex, using neurophysiologic and psychophysical methods to examine mechanisms of spatial orientation. Our ongoing studies combine optic flow visual displays with real translational movement of the monkey using a room-sized, motorized sled. These studies are directed at characterizing the neuronal mechanisms of self-movement perception.

Our human psychophysical studies are directed at analyzing the cortical operations involved in optic flow field perception. We are focusing on studies of perceptual involvement in the syndrome of visuospatial disorientation in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Sloan Foundation Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 1995
Roland P. MacKay Award, 22nd Essay Contest, American Academy of Neurology. 1983
William Martin Cabot Honorary Scholarship, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA. 1974

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, Cognitive Behavioral Neurology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Neuroscience (SMD)
Professor - Center for Visual Science A&S (RC)


Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


PhD | Physiology | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine1984
MD | Physiology | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine1984
BA | Psychology | Harvard University1973

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neurophysiology at National Institute of Health07/01/1988 - 11/30/1993
Residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital07/01/1985 - 06/30/1988
Internship in Internal Medicine at John Hopkins Univeristy School of Hygiene and Public Health07/01/1984 - 06/30/1985