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Jamie Lynn Adams, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Professional Background

Dr. Adams graduated from Princeton University in 2006 and received her MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2011. She remained at the University of Rochester for her internship in medicine before going to the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed a residency in neurology in 2015. She returned to the University of Rochester for a movement disorders fellowship from 2015-2016. She joined the faculty in 2016 and specializes in the care of patients with movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.



  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | University of Rochester Medical Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
Residency in Neurology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

06/25/2011 - 06/24/2012
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

7/1/2015 - 06/30/2016
Fellowship in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Fellow Scholarship

Huntington Study Group New Member Scholarship

Distinction in Medical Humanities, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Cum Laude Graduate
Sponsor: Princeton University

Certificate in American Studies
Sponsor: Princeton University

Willard Thorp Thesis Prize
Sponsor: American Studies Program, Princeton University

Sponsor: Fairport High School
Location: Fairport, NY

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Clinical Trials

Wearable Assessments in the Clinic and Home in PD

Lead Researcher: Jamie Lynn Adams

WATCH-PD is a study conducted by the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) to learn more about early Parkinson disease (PD). The study takes place over a 12 month period and includes 7 in-person visits, 2 brain scans, and 3 phone calls. If you complete all visits, you will receive up to $1000 as well as an Apple Watch and an iPhone to keep. At in-person study visits, doctors will rate various aspects of your Parkinson’s disease, you’ll fill out surveys about your quality of life, and you’ll perform motor and cognitive tasks with various sensor systems. We’ll also ask you to wear your Apple Watch at home and periodically complete motor and cognitive assessments. The two brain scans (DaTscan) will take place at the beginning and end of the study. A DaTscan involves a small amount of radiation. The level of radiation exposure is similar to other common procedures, such as an x-ray. (similar exposure to radiation as other common procedures, such as an x-ray). By comparing standard PD health assessments in the clinic to digital measures obtained on mobile devices, we hope to better understand PD. Future use of this technology may help shorten the duration of clinical trials and require fewer participants. Moreover, people diagnosed with PD in the future might benefit from what we learn by your participation.

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Journal Articles

Hatcher-Martin JM, Adams JL, Anderson ER, Bove R, Burrus TM, Chehrenama M, Dolan O'Brien M, Eliashiv DS, Erten-Lyons D, Giesser BS, Moo LR, Narayanaswami P, Rossi MA, Soni M, Tariq N, Tsao JW, Vargas BB, Vota SA, Wessels SR, Planalp H, Govindarajan R. "Telemedicine in neurology: Telemedicine Work Group of the American Academy of Neurology update." Neurology.. 2019 Dec 4; Epub 2019 Dec 04.

Siegler JE; Jacobs DA; Amado D; Adams JL; Berger JR. "Rapidly progressive dementia with hypoglycorrhachia" . Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2015; 22(10): 1685-1687.

Adams JL; Galetta SL. "Long Segment Spinal Cord Involvement as the Initial Clinical Manifestation of Sarcoidosis" . Neurology: Clinical Practice. 2014; 4(6): 502-504.