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Christopher G. Tarolli, M.D.

(Pronouns: he/him)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7500

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

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

Patient Care Setting



Professional Background

Dr. Tarolli graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 and received his MD from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 2012. He completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and graduated in 2016. Dr. Tarolli completed a fellowship in movement disorders and experimental therapeutics of neurological disease in 2018. He joined the faculty in 2018 and specializes in the care of individuals with Parkinson disease, atypical parkinsonian syndromes, and Huntington disease.

Beyond clinical work, Dr. Tarolli is a neurological educator and obtained a Masters of Science in Health Professions Education from the Warner School at the University of Rochester. He is the Director of the Mind, Brain, Behavior neuroscience course at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Associate Program Director of the Adult Neurology Residency Program. He is also involved in clinical research focusing on novel technologies, practice-based research, and palliative care in individuals with Parkinson disease and other movement disorders.



MD | SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing

MD | University of Rochester

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship in Movement Disorders at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/13/2012 - 06/30/2016
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center


Herbert W. Mapstone Prize for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

American Academy of Neurology Emerging Leaders Program
Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology


Journal Articles

Adams JL, Dinesh K, Snyder CW, Xiong M, Tarolli CG, Sharma S, Dorsey ER, Sharma G. "A real-world study of wearable sensors in Parkinson's disease." NPJ Parkinson's disease.. 2021 Nov 29; 7(1):106. Epub 2021 Nov 29.

Waddell EM, Dinesh K, Spear KL, Elson MJ, Wagner E, Curtis MJ, Mitten DJ, Tarolli CG, Sharma G, Ray Dorsey E, Adams JL. "GEORGE ®: A Pilot Study of a Smartphone Application for Huntington's Disease." Journal of Huntington's disease.. 2021 Mar 30; Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Macchi ZA, Tarolli CG, Kluger BM. "Palliative Care in Movement Disorders: an Evolving Field." Current neurology and neuroscience reports.. 2021 Jan 28; 21(3):5. Epub 2021 Jan 28.