Jennifer M. Kwon, M.D., M.P.H.

Jennifer M. Kwon, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

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

Appointment: (585) 275-2808

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Professional Bio

9/81-6/86 University of Michigan, B.A. in Biomedical Sciences
9/86-6/89 University of Michigan, M.P.H., in Epidemiology
9/84-6/89 University of Michigan, M.D.

7/89-6/91 Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA
7/91-6/92 Residency in Neurology, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
7/92-6/96 Clinical and Research Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology,
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO
7/96-6/97 Fellowship in Clinical Neuromuscle (WUSM)

Research: 1993-2003 Washington University: 1. (1993-2000) Training and work in linkage analysis and positional cloning projects in epilepsy, CMT2B, and Frontotemporal dementia in the laboratories of Drs. Paul Goodfellow and Alison Goate. 2. (2000-2003) Training and work in computational molecular biology and statistical analysis projects In Dr. Goate's laboratory to identify disease susceptibility loci for alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease. 3. (2000-2003) Collaborator on "Autism Development, Genetic Epidemiology and Treatment" NIH project.

Patient Care Bio

Jennifer Kwon is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester where she has been since 2003. In her clinical practice, she sees children with a wide range of neurologic conditions. She has developed special research interests in children with developmental disabilities and neurogenetic conditions. She served for two years as the interim Associate Director of the Clinic for Inherited Metabolic Disorders in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics where she managed the specialized care of children with metabolic disorders identified by the state newborn screening program.

Dr. Kwon also has particular interests in the care for children with significant neurologic impairment. A number of child neurology patients have multiple and complicated medical needs that demand coordination between medical services but also need extensive communication between medical providers and community agencies. Dr. Kwon is working to develop clinical outreach programs for children with complex medical needs so they can be seen in their school settings. In a program she is developing with the Mary Cariola Children's Center (a school in Rochester that serves children with complex disabilities who cannot be accommodated in their own public or private school settings), she is able to see patients who normally are very difficult to bring to clinic (because of their equipment or behavioral needs) in a setting where they are most comfortable.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Alzheimer Research Forum Award of Merit | Alzheimer's Association 2001
Frank E. Robbins Award | University of Michigan Medical School 1989
Klare Memorial Scholarship | University of Michigan School of Public Health 1986 - 1987
Avery Hopwood Awards, Underclassman Essay and Fiction | University of Michigan 1983

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


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


MD | Medicine | Univ of Michigan Medical Sch1989
MPH | Public Health | University of Michigan1989
BA | Biomedical Sciences | University of Michigan1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Child Neurology at St. Louis Children s Hospital07/01/1992 - 6-30-1996
Residency in Neurology at Barnes Hospital07/01/1991 - 6-30-1992
Residency in Neurology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh06/30/1990 - 6-30-1991
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh07/01/1989 - 6-30-1990