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Robert Thompson Stone, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2808

Fax: (585) 275-3683

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Neurology, Pediatrics


Professional Background

Dr. Thompson Stone is a pediatric neurologist who cares for children with all neurological disorders. In addition, he has special expertise in caring for (1) children with immune conditions affecting the neurologic system (multiple sclerosis and related demyelinating disorders), (2) children with inherited disorders of white matter (leukodystrophy), and (3) treatment of neurologic symptoms in children diagnosed with brain tumors. He currently serves as Director of the Pediatric Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Program and Director of the UR Leukodystrophy Care Center.

He went to medical school at New York University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society member). He went on to study adult and child neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and graduated from residency in June 2011. Since then he has been been on faculty at the University of Rochester in the departments of Neurology and Pediatrics.

Dr. Thompson Stone is highly active in medical education at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He serves as Director of the Child Neurology Residency Program, and Director of the medical student neurology clerkship. He has a significant amount of teaching experience, and was awarded one of the Dean's Teaching Fellowships from 2012 - 2014. In addition, he has developed specific expertise in the area of diversity and inclusion leadership, completing the University of Rochester Inclusive Climate Leadership from 2018-2020. He is Director of the PreDoc program at the University that is a 2?year longitudinal experience with the goal of promoting exposure and interest in academic clinical medicine among high school and college level students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in medicine.



  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


BS | SUNY Coll at Geneseo

MD | New York Univ Sch Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011
Residency in Pediatric Neurology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

06/30/2005 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Leonard Tow 2014 Humanism in Medicine Award
Sponsor: Arnold P. Gold Foundation

2013 - 2014
Drs. Irving & Nan Kaufman Prize for Excellence in Third Year Medical Student Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2014

2012 - 2013
Special Commendation for Third Year Medical Student Teaching
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2012 - 2013
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award: Pediatric and Medicine/Pediatric Residents
Location: University of Rochester Pediatrics Residency

2008 - Present
Arnold P. Gold: Humanism in Medicine Award
Sponsor: Arnold P. Hold Honor Society

2008 - 2009
Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation
Sponsor: Strong Memorial Hospital

2005 - Present
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Member
Sponsor: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

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Journal Articles

Thompson Stone R, Tollefson T, Epstein R, Jozefowicz RF, Mink JW. "Author response: Education Research: Positive effect of scheduled faculty modeling on clerkship student bedside skills exposure and learning." Neurology.. 2017 Nov 7; 89(19):2023.

Bartels J, Mooney CJ, Stone RT. "Numerical versus narrative: A comparison between methods to measure medical student performance during clinical clerkships." Medical teacher.. 2017 Nov 0; 39(11):1154-1158. Epub 2017 Aug 28.

Makhani N, Lebrun C, Siva A, Brassat D, Carra Dallière C, de Seze J, Du W, Durand Dubief F, Kantarci O, Langille M, Narula S, Pelletier J, Rojas JI, Shapiro ED, Stone RT, Tintoré M, Uygunoglu U, Vermersch P, Wassmer E, Okuda DT, Pelletier D. "Radiologically isolated syndrome in children: Clinical and radiologic outcomes." Neurology® neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation.. 2017 Nov 0; 4(6):e395. Epub 2017 Sep 25.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Book Title: Neurology in Practice: Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Neuroimmunologic Disorders
Author List: Thompson Stone R, Banwell B
Published By: Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012