Adilia Hormigo, M.D., Ph.D.

Adilia Hormigo, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-5830

Professional Bio

Adilia Hormigo M.D. PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center, where she additionally holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Oncology at Wilmot Cancer Center. She moved to Rochester in September 2011 from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where she was Assistant Member and Assistant Professor of Neurology, and Member of the Brain Tumor Center. She obtained her M.D. with honors from the University of Lisbon Medical School in Portugal, and her PhD from New York University. She completed a residency in Neurology in Portugal, at the University Hospital of Lisbon Medical School and Portuguese Oncological Institute, as well as at New York Presbyterian - Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the United States.

She completed both research and clinical neuro-oncology fellowships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center under Jerome B. Posner. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; her group worked on the development of biomarkers for glioma and primary central nervous system lymphoma. Her research interests also include understanding the role of stem cells, progenitor, endothelial and other stromal cells in the development of malignant gliomas.

Patient Care Bio

I am a neurologist who specializes in the care of patients with brain tumors, including metastases, and with neurological complications of cancer. As a physician who has a research background, my goals are to provide excellent care for patients with brain tumors, and through research, get a better understanding of the development of brain tumors and ultimately, find new treatments that can be applied in clinical trials and successful tailored to patients affected by these tumors.

Awards & Honors (National)

Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Cientifica | Portugal 1986 - 1989

Awards & Honors (Local)

Brain Tumor Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 2007 - 2009
Excellence in Teaching Award for the Neurology Clerkship | Weill Medical College of Cornell University 2005
The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Society 2004 - 2005
Resident Award | American Academy of Neurology 2003
Praxis XXI - Junta Nacional de Investigacao Cientifica e Tecnologica | Portugal 1996 - 1999
Luso American Development Foundation 1992 - 1994
Second UCB Neurology Award | Portuguese Society of Neurology 1990
Biofarma Neurology Award | Portuguese Society of Neurology 1989


Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


PhD | Medical Science | New York University1999
MS | Medical Science | New York University1998
MD | Medicine | Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa1981

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Neurology at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Medical Center 2003
Internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center 2000
Fellowship in Neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 1995
Research Fellowship in Neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 1993
Residency in Neurology at Hospital de Santa Maria and Instituto Portugues de Oncologia, Lisbon, Portugal. 1988
Internship in Neurology at Hospital de Santa Maria, Portugal 1983