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Alexander R. Paciorkowski, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2808

Fax: (585) 275-3683

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics

Biography

Professional Background

My overall career goal is to help improve the care of children with neurologic disability. Early in my training I decided to focus on neurogenetics, as many causes of neurologic disorders in childhood have a genetic basis. After completion of my pediatrics and medical genetics training at the University of Connecticut, I trained in child neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. I see patients at the University of Rochester as part of the Neurogenetics Consultation Service, the Hereditary Ataxia Program, and the Neurofibromatosis Program.

I am interested in improving access to child neurology care in settings with limited resources, and have participated in clinical and educational projects in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

Research

Our current collaborative research work studies the economic outcomes of families raising children with neurologic disabilities. I also have ongoing projects to create new bioinformatics tools analyzing and integrating massively parallel sequencing and clinical data.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Education

2000
MD | University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2010
Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at St. Louis University Nephrology Fellowship Program

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2007
Residency at University Of Connecticut (USA)

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Pediatrics at University Of Connecticut (USA)

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001
Internship at University Of Connecticut (USA)

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Awards

2016
Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award
Sponsor: American Neurological Association

2014
Kayden R. Vinson Distinguished Scholar Award
Sponsor: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Neuroscience Institute
Location: Memphis, TN

2013 - 2018
K08 Award
Sponsor: NIH / NINDS

2012
Logan Infantile Spasms Award
Sponsor: Child Neurology Foundation

2010
Berg Research Prize in Neurology
Sponsor: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: St. Louis, MO

2009 - Present
Fellow, American College of Medical Genetics

2009
Resident of the Year Award for Teaching
Sponsor: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: St. Louis, MO

2008
Resident of the Year Award for Teaching
Sponsor: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: St. Louis, MO

2004 - Present
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

2001
Outstanding Intern in Pediatrics
Sponsor: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Location: Farmington, CT

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/24/2022
Chopra M, Gable DL, Love-Nichols J, Tsao A, Rockowitz S, Sliz P, Barkoudah E, Bastianelli L, Coulter D, Davidson E, DeGusmao C, Fogelman D, Huth K, Marshall P, Nimec D, Sanders JS, Shore BJ, Snyder B, Stone SSD, Ubeda A, Watkins C, Berde C, Bolton J, Brownstein C, Costigan M, Ebrahimi-Fakhari D, Lai A, O'Donnell-Luria A, Paciorkowski AR, Pinto A, Pugh J, Rodan L, Roe E, Swanson L, Zhang B, Kruer MC, Sahin M, Poduri A, Srivastava S. "Mendelian etiologies identified with whole exome sequencing in cerebral palsy." Annals of clinical and translational neurology.. 2022 Jan 24; Epub 2022 Jan 24.

1/1/2022
Mbewe EG, Kabundula PP, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Buda A, Adams HR, Schneider C, Potchen MJ, Mweemba M, Mathews M, Menon JA, Wang B, Baseler T, Paciorkowski A, Birbeck GL, Bearden DR. "Socioeconomic Status and Cognitive Function in Children With HIV: Evidence From the HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders in Zambia (HANDZ) Study." Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes : JAIDS.. 2022 Jan 1; 89(1):56-63.

8/28/2021
Masten MC, Corre C, Paciorkowski AR, Vierhile A, Adams HR, Vermilion J, Zimmerman GA, Augustine EF, Mink JW. "A Diagnostic Confidence Scheme for CLN3 Disease." Journal of inherited metabolic disease.. 2021 Aug 28; Epub 2021 Aug 28.

Books & Chapters

2017
Chapter Title: Developmental Encephalopathies.
Book Title: Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology, Principles and Practice. 6th Edition.
Author List: AR Paciorkowski, LE Seltzer, JL Neul.
Published By: Elsevier 2017

2017
Chapter Title: Neurogenetics in the Genome Era.
Book Title: Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology, Principles and Practice. 6th Edition.
Author List: K McMahon, AR Paciorkowski, LC Walters-Sen, JM Milunsky, A Bassuk, B Darbro, J Diaz, WB Dobyns, A Gropman.
Published By: Elsevier 2017

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