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Richard T. Moxley, M.D.

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Office: (585) 275-2559

Fax: (585) 273-1255

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Professional Background

Dr. Moxley is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has served as an Associate Chair of the Department of Neurology since 1997 and served as Acting Chair for several months in 2008. He also holds the Helen Aresty Fine and Irving Fine Chair in Neurology at the University of Rochester. He received his BA from Harvard College and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, received two years of exercise cardiology training in the Heart Disease & Stroke Program of NIH and served during this time as an instructor in exercise physiology at George Washington University School of medicine. Subsequently, Dr. Moxley completed his residency in neurology at the Harvard Longwood Program, and completed a fellowship in Medicine (Endocrinology & Metabolism) at Johns Hopkins Medical Center before joining the faculty of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 1974.



MD | University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1972 - 06/30/1974
Fellowship in Neurology at Kennedy Krieger Institute

09/01/1969 - 06/30/1972
Residency in Neurology at Stillman Infirmary, Harvard University Health Services

09/01/1966 - 06/30/1967
Internship in Neurology at Philadelphia General Hospital

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2013 - Present
Best Doctors
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

2011 - Present
"Top Doctors"
Sponsor: US News and World Report's

Distinguished Service Award
Sponsor: Board of Trustees of the Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

Hans Steiner Medal, lifetime achievement in the research of myotonic dystrophy, Wurzburg Germany
Sponsor: International Myotonic Dystrophy Consortium
Location: Wurzburg Germany

Distinguished Faculty Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Treatment in Myotonic Dystrophy
Sponsor: Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation
Location: Milan, Italy

1st Annual Excellence in Research Day - Honored for outstanding research and contributions
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: University of Rochester

Humanitarian of the Year Award
Sponsor: The Rochester MDA for Research & Care of Patients
Location: Rochester, NY

1992 - Present
Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors
Location: Aiken, SC

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Patent Title: Patient Information Forms for FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy), DM (Myotonic Dystrophy), and Unaffected Blood Relatives of Individuals with FSH
Patent #: TXu 1-790-681
Issue Date: Nov 16, 2011
Country: United States
Invented By: Michael McDermott, Richard T Moxley, III, Al-Rabi N Tawil, Charles A Thornton


Journal Articles

Thornton CA, Moxley RT, Eichinger K, Heatwole C, Mignon L, Arnold WD, Ashizawa T, Day JW, Dent G, Tanner MK, Duong T, Greene EP, Herbelin L, Johnson NE, King W, Kissel JT, Leung DG, Lott DJ, Norris DA, Pucillo EM, Schell W, Statland JM, Stinson N, Subramony SH, Xia S, Bishop KM, Bennett CF. "Antisense oligonucleotide targeting DMPK in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1: a multicentre, randomised, dose-escalation, placebo-controlled, phase 1/2a trial." The Lancet. Neurology.. 2023 Mar; 22(3):218-228.

Hamel JI, McDermott MP, Hilbert JE, Martens WB, Luebbe E, Tawil R, Moxley RT, Thornton CA. "Milestones of progression in myotonic dystrophy type 1 and type 2." Muscle & nerve.. 2022 Jul 1; Epub 2022 Jul 01.

Deutsch GK, Hagerman KA, Sampson J, Dent G, Dekdebrun J, Parker DM, Thornton CA, Heatwole CR, Subramony SH, Mankodi AK, Ashizawa T, Statland JM, Arnold WD, Moxley RT, Day JW, . "Brief assessment of cognitive function in myotonic dystrophy: multicenter longitudinal study using computer-assisted evaluation." Muscle & nerve.. 2022 Feb 18; Epub 2022 Feb 18.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Channelopathies: Myotonic Disorders and Periodic Paralysis
Book Title: Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology: Principles and Practice
Author List: Richard Moxley and Chad Heatwole
Edited By: Swaiman K, Ashwal S, Ferriero D, Schor N, Finkel R, Gropman A, Pearl P, Shevell
Published By: Elsevier 2016

Chapter Title: Muscular Dystrophy
Book Title: Textbook of Pediatric Care
Author List: Richard T. Moxley III, Emma Ciafaloni
Edited By: McInerny T, Adam HM, Campbell DE, Foy JM, Kamata DM, DeWitt TG
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 in Elk Grove Village, IL

Chapter Title: Myotonic Dystrophy
Book Title: Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence, Second edition
Author List: Richard T. Moxley, Emma Ciafaloni and Debra Guntrum
Published By: Elsevier 2015