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

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

Contact Information

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

Appointment: (585) 341-7500

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Patient Satisfaction Award, Strong Memorial Hospital 2013
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology 2005
Neurology Faculty Residency Teaching Award 1994 - 1995
Andrew Doyle Memorial Award for Excellence in Neurology 1989
International Health Fellowship Award recipient to study health care in Chile, SA 1989
Magna Cum Laude, State University of New York at Albany 1979

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, Neurology - RGH (SMD) - Primary


Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Einstein College Medicine1989
PhD | Pathology | Northwestern Univ Medical Sch1985
BA | Biology | St Univ at Albany1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
Internship in Internal Medicine Internship/completed. at Montefiore University Hospital/UPMC07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990