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Raissa Villanueva, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7500

Office: (585) 341-7500

Fax: (585) 756-5189

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting



Professional Background

Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Villanueva obtained a Master's in Public Health degree from Yale University, and then worked for several years as a business consultant involved in health systems and health policy formulation. After medical school, she completed her neurology residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in 2009, followed by a Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship, which included training in nerve conduction studies, electromyography, and electroencephalography (EEG). She is board certified in both neurology and headache medicine.

Dr. Villanueva now leads URMC's General Neurology Division, with a clinical practice that focuses on the full range of neurologic disorders. She has established herself as a national leader in neurology practice, being appointed in 2013 to the American Academy of Neurology's Practice Committee. In addition to her clinical work and leadership responsibilities, she is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and advanced clinical fellows.



  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology


MD | New York Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/16/2009 - 11/05/2010
Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/29/2006 - 08/15/2009
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/24/2005 - 06/25/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Villanueva R, Busis NA, Cohen BH, Ciccarelli L. "The Transformation of Documenting and Coding: Evaluation and Management Codes for Outpatient Neurology Services." Continuum : lifelong learning in neurology.. 2021 Dec 1; 27(6):1790-1808.

Cohen BH, Busis NA, Villanueva R, Ciccarelli L. "Evaluation and Management Codes for Outpatient Neurology Services in 2021: Changes to 99202-99215." Continuum : lifelong learning in neurology.. 2020 Dec; 26(6):1686-1697.

Robbins MS, Victorio MCC, Bailey M, Cook C, Garza I, Huff JS, Ready D, Schuster NN, Seidenwurm D, Seng E, Szperka C, Lee E, Villanueva R. "Quality Improvement in Neurology: Headache Quality Measurement Set." Headache.. 2020 Sep 23; Epub 2020 Sep 23.