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Blanca Y. Valdovinos, M.D.

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Dr. Blanca Valdovinos is a neurologist who specializes in Movement Disorders. She grew up in California and moved to New York to attend Cornell University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Rochester for medical school where she also completed her neurology residency and movement disorders fellowship. She is the Director of the UR Medicine Spanish Language Neurology Clinic where she sees movements disorder, general, and memory care patients. She specializes in Parkinson’s disease and is the co-director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at the University of Rochester. She grew up in a large Latinx community and is passionate about giving back to her community. Her work focuses on addressing health disparities and she believes that every patient should receive high quality medical care regardless of their race, ethnicity or language. She was awarded a Diversity Leadership Award from the American Academy of Neurology.



MD | University of Rochester

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020
Fellowship in Movement Disorders at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2019
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/01/2015 - 06/30/2016
Internship in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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2021 - 2022
Geriatric Faculty Scholar
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Division of Geriatrics and Aging

Diversity Leadership Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology


Journal Articles

Jensen-Roberts S, Myers TL, Auinger P, Cannon P, Rowbotham HM, Coker D, Chanoff E, Soto J, Pawlik M, Amodeo K, Sharma S, Valdovinos B, Wilson R, Sarkar A, McDermott MP, Alcalay RN, Biglan K, Kinel D, Tanner C, Winter-Evans R, Augustine EF, Holloway RG, Dorsey ER, Schneider RB. "A Remote Longitudinal Observational Study of Individuals at Genetic Risk for Parkinson Disease: Baseline Results." Neurology. Genetics.. 2022 Oct; 8(5):e200008. Epub 2022 Aug 11.

Valdovinos BY, Modica JS, Schneider RB. "Moving Forward from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Needed Changes in Movement Disorders Care and Research." Current neurology and neuroscience reports.. 2022 Feb 2; Epub 2022 Feb 02.

Fung C, Maxwell N, Powell S, Benassai M, Chunga N, Corcoran J, Barbosa W, Lopez M, Hanampa B, Llaiqui-Condori M, Delgado-Lazo V, Mendoza K, Astete Y, Flor M, Palacios S, Valdovinos B, Risco J, Camargo I, Jozefowicz R, Lizárraga KJ. "Virtual Adaptation of an International Exchange Program in Medical Education." Annals of global health.. 2022 88(1):52. Epub 2022 Jul 08.