Irene H. Richard, M.D.

Irene H. Richard, M.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 341-7569
Fax: (585) 341-7510

Research Bio

Dr. Richard's clinical research is aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of and developing effective treatments (medical and surgical) through clinical trials for neurological and psychiatric aspects of movement disorders, with a particular emphasis on depression in Parkinson's disease.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Department of Neurology Senior Faculty Award 2013
Langston Award, Michael J. Fox Foundation 2011
Elected member American Neurological Association 2005
Rock Sleyster Scholar (Psychiatry) 1990
Cornell Presidential Scholar 1987
President, Cornell Honor Society 1987
First Place, Cornell Public Speaking Contest 1987
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 1985

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 66 available »

2016 Feb
Broen MP, Leentjens AF, Köhler S, Kuijf ML, McDonald WM, Richard IH. "Trajectories of recovery in depressed Parkinson's disease patients treated with paroxetine or venlafaxine." Parkinsonism & related disorders. 2016 Feb; 23:80-5. Epub 2015 Dec 21.
2015 Feb
Broen MP, Moonen AJ, Kuijf ML, Dujardin K, Marsh L, Richard IH, Starkstein SE, Martinez-Martin P, Leentjens AF. "Factor analysis of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale in Parkinson's disease." Parkinsonism & related disorders. 2015 Feb; 21(2):142-6. Epub 2014 Nov 29.
2014 Dec
Starkstein SE, Dragovic M, Dujardin K, Marsh L, Martinez-Martin P, Pontone GM, Richard IH, Weintraub D, Leentjens AF. "Anxiety has specific syndromal profiles in Parkinson disease: a data-driven approach." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 22(12):1410-7. Epub 2013 Nov 05.
2014 Jun
Moonen AJ, Wijers A, Leentjens AF, Christine CW, Factor SA, Juncos J, Lyness JM, Marsh L, Panisset M, Pfeiffer R, Rottenberg D, Serrano Ramos C, Shulman L, Singer C, Slevin J, McDonald W, Auinger P, Richard IH. "Severity of depression and anxiety are predictors of response to antidepressant treatment in Parkinson's disease." Parkinsonism & related disorders. 2014 Jun; 20(6):644-6. Epub 2014 Mar 18.
Biemiller R, Richard IH. "Managing depression in Parkinson's patients: risk factors and clinical pearls." Neurodegenerative disease management. 2014 4(4):329-36.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Psychiatry (SMD)


Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Yale University Sch Medicine1999
BS | Biology | Cornell University1987

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1995 - 06/30/1997
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1992 - 06/30/1995
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992