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

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

Contact Information

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

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

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.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, General Neurology (SMD) - Primary


Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | New York Medical College2005
MPH | Epidemiology | Yale University Sch Medicine1997
BA with honors | Health Policy | Brown University1995

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at University of Rochester Medical Center08/16/2009 - 11/5/2010
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center06/29/2006 - 08/15/2009
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center06/24/2005 - 06/25/2006