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Katherine D. Amodeo, M.D.

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I am neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and care of patients with neurodegenerative movement disorders and dementia. I am specifically interested in better understanding cognitive function in Parkinson disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and related disorders. I am currently completing fellowship training at the University of Rochester as a selected MJFF Edmond J. Safra Fellow. During this two year fellowship, my clinical research is focused on cognitive impairment in neurodegenerative parkinsonian disorders. I am mentored and trained by faculty in our Movement Disorders center and our Memory Care program.



  • Neurology - American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


BS | Marist College
Biomedical Sciences

MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship in Movement Disorders at University of Rochester Medical Center

7/01/2014 - 6/30/2017
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

6/01/2013 - 7/01/2014
Internship in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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AAN Fellow Scholarship to attend conference, 2019, selected fellow

Parkinson Foundation of Greater Rochester Symposium Speaker award, 2019

Michael J Fox Foundation Edmond J. Safra Fellow in Movement Disorders, 2017-2019, selected fellow

MDS-PDS Movement Disorders School for Neurologists, Atlanta 2016, selected participant

Association of the Pathology Chairs Honor Society, 2013

Sigma Zeta National Science and Math Honor Society-Alpha Phi Chapter, 2007-2008

Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2006-2007

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Journal Articles

Amodeo K, Schneider RB, Richard IH. "Call to Caution with the Use of Atypical Antipsychotics for Treatment of Depression in Older Adults." Geriatrics. 2016; 1(4): 33.

Schlehe JS, Journel MS, Taylor KP, Amodeo KD, LaVoie MJ. "The mitochondrial disease associated protein Ndufaf2 is dispensable for Complex-1 assembly but critical for the regulation of oxidative stress." Neurobiology of disease.. 2013 Oct 0; 58:57-67. Epub 2013 May 20.

Berger AK, Cortese GP, Amodeo KD, Weihofen A, Letai A, LaVoie MJ. "Parkin selectively alters the intrinsic threshold for mitochondrial cytochrome c release." Human molecular genetics.. 2009 Nov 15; 18(22):4317-28. Epub 2009 Aug 13.