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Richard L. Barbano, M.D., Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7500

Office: (585) 276-6558

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Professional Background

Dr. Richard Barbano is a Professor of Neurology, Chief of the Movement Disorders Division, and Associate Chair for Regional Development at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He has been at the University of Rochester since 1993, and over the years has developed a special interest in the evaluation, treatment, and long term care of patients with dystonia. This evolved into an interest in movement disorders in general, including Parkinson's disease, tremor, Huntington's disease and other movement disorders. He has been the Director of the Botulinum Toxin Clinic since 1995. He is a long-term adapter in the use of botulinum toxins in the treatment of neurologic disorders. He actively participates in projects aimed at better understanding movement disorders as well as those aimed at developing and improving treatment options.



PHD | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

MD | Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
Internship in Internal Medicine at UPMC Montefiore University Hospital


Patient Satisfaction Award, Strong Memorial Hospital

Fellow, American Academy of Neurology

1994 - 1995
Neurology Faculty Residency Teaching Award

Andrew Doyle Memorial Award for Excellence in Neurology

International Health Fellowship Award recipient to study health care in Chile, SA

Magna Cum Laude, State University of New York at Albany

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Journal Articles

Zhang Z, Cisneros E, Lee HY, Vu JP, Chen Q, Benadof CN, Whitehill J, Rouzbehani R, Sy DT, Huang JS, Sejnowski TJ, Jankovic J, Factor S, Goetz CG, Barbano RL, Perlmutter JS, Jinnah HA, Berman BD, Richardson SP, Stebbins GT, Comella CL, Peterson DA. "Hold that pose: capturing cervical dystonia's head deviation severity from video." Annals of clinical and translational neurology.. 2022 Mar 25; Epub 2022 Mar 25.

Kilic-Berkmen G, Pirio Richardson S, Perlmutter JS, Hallett M, Klein C, Wagle-Shukla A, Malaty IA, Reich SG, Berman BD, Feuerstein J, Vidailhet M, Roze E, Jankovic J, Mahajan A, Espay AJ, Barbano RL, LeDoux MS, Pantelyat A, Frank S, Stover N, Berardelli A, Leegwater-Kim J, Defazio G, Norris SA, Jinnah HA, . "Current Guidelines for Classifying and Diagnosing Cervical Dystonia: Empirical Evidence and Recommendations." Movement disorders clinical practice.. 2022 Feb; 9(2):183-190. Epub 2021 Dec 01.

Vu JP, Cisneros E, Lee HY, Le L, Chen Q, Guo XA, Rouzbehani R, Jankovic J, Factor S, Goetz CG, Barbano RL, Perlmutter JS, Jinnah HA, Pirio Richardson S, Stebbins GT, Elble R, Comella CL, Peterson DA. "Head tremor in cervical dystonia: Quantifying severity with computer vision." Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2022 Jan 22; 434:120154. Epub 2022 Jan 22.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Mechanical and other lesions of the spine, nerve roots, and spinal cord.
Book Title: Cecil's Textbook of Medicine, 25th Edition
Author List: Barbano, RL
Published By: Cecil's Textbook of Medicine 2015 in Elsevier. Philadelphia

Book Title: Clinical Practice Guideline Process Manual
Author List: Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology
Published By: American Academy of Neurology 2015

Chapter Title: Standard strategies for diagnosis and treatment of patients with newly diagnosed Parkinson disease.
Book Title: Neurology Clinical Practice 2013
Author List: Barbano, RL
Published By: 3(6):475-6. 2013