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Ruth B. Schneider, M.D.

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7500

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

  • Associate Professor - Department of Neurology , Movement Disorders (SMD)
  • Associate Professor - Center for Health and Technology - Joint

Patient Care Setting



Dr. Schneider graduated from Brown University in 2006 and received her MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010. She completed her neurology residency in 2014 and a movement disorders fellowship in 2015, both at the University of Rochester. She joined the faculty in 2015 and specializes in the care of patients with movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and essential tremor. She is the Director of our Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence.



MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Fellowship in Movement Disorders at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/16/2010 - 06/30/2011
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Wills AM, Golbe LI, Lang AE, Xie T, Dale ML, Espay A, Tartaglia MC, Fox SH, Parashos SA, McFarland NR, Schneider RB, Rodriguez-Porcel F, Gunzler SA, Pantelyat A. "Recommendations for Virtual Administration of the PSP Rating Scale." Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.. 2022 Jul 10; Epub 2022 Jul 10.

Valdovinos BY, Modica JS, Schneider RB. "Moving Forward from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Needed Changes in Movement Disorders Care and Research." Current neurology and neuroscience reports.. 2022 Feb 2; Epub 2022 Feb 02.

Schneider RB, Auinger P, Tarolli CG, Iourinets J, Gil Díaz MC, Richard IH. "Change in the Parkinson Anxiety Scale correlates with change in other clinical measures of anxiety over time." . 2022 6:100126. Epub 2021 Dec 13.