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Earl Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A.

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Dr. Ray Dorsey is David M. Levy Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Health + Technology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Dorsey is helping investigate new treatments for movement disorders and improve the way care is delivered for individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders. Using simple web-based video conferencing, he and his colleagues are seeking to provide care to individuals with Parkinson and neurological diseases anywhere that they live.

Professional Background

Dr. Dorsey previously directed the movement disorders division and neurology telemedicine at Johns Hopkins and worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. He completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and business school at the Wharton School.


Dr. Dorsey's research has been published in the leading medical, neurology, and economic journals and has been featured on National Public Radio, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Collaborators include Johns Hopkins University, Pfizer, Teva, IBM, MC10, Apple, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the West Health Institute, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the National Institutes of Health.



  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD MBA | University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

MBA | University of Pennsylvania

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Neurology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Internship in Internal Medicine at Evanston Hospital


Health Care Achievement Award in Health Care Innovation
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

White House "Champion of Change" for Parkinson's Disease

Elected to American Neurological Association

American Academy of Neurology's Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders for Young Investigators

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar

George Engel/John Romano Dean's Teaching Fellow
Location: University of Rochester

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Journal Articles

Caron NS, Dorsey ER, Hayden MR. "Therapeutic approaches to Huntington disease: from the bench to the clinic." Nature reviews. Drug discovery.. 2018 Oct 0; 17(10):729-750. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Elson MJ, Stevenson EA, Feldman BA, Lim J, Beck CA, Beran DB, Schmidt PN, Biglan KM, Simone R, Willis AW, Dorsey ER, Boyd CM. "Telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease: Limited Engagement Between Local Clinicians and Remote Specialists." Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association.. 2018 Sep 0; 24(9):722-724. Epub 2018 Jan 03.

Zhan A, Mohan S, Tarolli C, Schneider RB, Adams JL, Sharma S, Elson MJ, Spear KL, Glidden AM, Little MA, Terzis A, Dorsey ER, Saria S. "Using Smartphones and Machine Learning to Quantify Parkinson Disease Severity: The Mobile Parkinson Disease Score." JAMA neurology.. 2018 Jul 1; 75(7):876-880.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Impact of Clinical Trials in Neurology
Book Title: Clinical Trials in Neurology
Author List: Dorsey ER, Johnston C, Ravina B, McDermott M, Poole M, Cummings J
Published By: Cambridge University Press 2011

Chapter Title: HD Clinical Trials
Book Title: The Neurobiology of Huntington's Disease
Author List: Dorsey ER, Shoulson I
Edited By: Lo DC, Hughes RE
Published By: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group 2010 in Boca Raton, FL

Chapter Title: Vascular Parkinsonism
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders
Author List: Voss T, Dorsey ER
Published By: Elsevier Press 2010




Telemedicine Program Expands Reach of Care for Parkinson's Patients


Telemedicine Program Expands Reach of Care for Parkinson's Patients