Jonathan W. Mink, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan W. Mink, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

919 Westfall Road, Clinton Crossings Bldg C, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 275-2808

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Patient Care Bio

I am a Pediatric Neurologist who specializes in movement disorders starting in childhood. I was attracted to pediatric neurology when I was a medical student and realized that I had an intellectual interest in the brain but enjoyed the challenges and rewards of caring for children. As a movement disorders specialist, I care for children with a variety of conditions that impair voluntary movements, cause involuntary movements, or both. Such conditions include dystonia, chorea, tics, myoclonus, tremor, stereotypies, parkinsonism, and combinations of these such as may occur in conditions like cerebral palsy. In addition to movement disorders, neurodegenerative diseases are also a focus of my clinical practice.

My research has been focused on understanding brain mechanisms involved in the control of movement or where disorders cause involuntary movements. The research involves neurophysiology, direct measurement of movement abnormalities, rating scales, and longitudinal assessments over the course of development and disease. More recently my work as included clinical trials and studies of factors that impact the function of children with movement disorders.

In addition to my clinical practice and research, I direct the Child Neurology residency at the University of Rochester. I serve on a number of advisory boards including the Tourette Syndrome Association, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, the Batten Disease Support and Research Association, the NINDS Board of Scientific Counselors, and the Pediatric Advisory Committee of the FDA. I am also an Associate Editor of Neurology.

Awards & Honors (National)

Oliver Sacks Award for Excellence | Tourette Association of America 2015
Compassionate Doctor Award | Patient's Choice 2011
Elected Faculty Member | Alpha Omega Alpha 2009 - Present
America's Top Doctors | Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2009 - Present
Teacher Recognition Award | American Academy of Neurology 2008
Patient's Choice Award | Patient's Choice 2008 - Present
Who's Who in America 2007 - Present
Best Doctors in America 2005 - Present
Fellow | American Academy of Neurology 2004 - Present
Fellow, American Neurological Association 2002 - Present
Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award, American Neurological Association 2002
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics 2002 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

UR Nominee for 2015 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Award 2015
URMC Diversity Award | University of Rochester Medical Center 2013
Faculty Mentoring Award for Mentoring of Clinical Science Trainees | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2011
Commendation for Third Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2011
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award | Department of Neurology, University of Rochester 2005
St. Louis Children's Hospital Housestaff Teaching Award 1993
Irwin Levy Prize in Neurology, Washington University 1989
O'Leary Prize for Neuroscience Research, Washington University 1987
High Honors for Senior Thesis, Wesleyan University 1980
Walkley Prize for Psychology Research, Wesleyan University 1980

Current Appointments

Frederick A. Horner, MD Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Neurology - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology (SMD)
Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Neuroscience (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


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


PhD | Neuroscience | Washington University1989
MD | Medicine | Washington University1989
MA | Psychology | Wesleyan University1981
BA | Biology - Psychology | Wesleyan University1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at St Louis Children's Hospital07/01/1992 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Neurology at Barnes Hospital07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992
Internship in Pediatrics at St Louis Children's Hospital07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991