Benzi M. Kluger, MD, MS, FAAN

Departments of Neurology and Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

Dr. Kluger completed an undergraduate degree in psychology, medical school and neurology residency at the University of Colorado before going to the University of Florida to complete fellowships in movement disorders and behavioral neurology. From 2008 to 2019 he was at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he rose to the rank of Professor and was the founding director of several innovative programs including the University of Colorado’s Movement Disorders Center, Neuropalliative Care Clinic and Neuropalliative Care Section which included a fellowship track. He is now a Professor of Neurology and Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the founding Director of their Neuropalliative Care Division and Palliative Care Research Center. In addition to seeing patients in the supportive and palliative care clinic, he directs a very active research program working towards improving therapies for non-motor symptoms (e.g. Fatigue, dementia) and improving standards of care for patients and caregivers through supportive and palliative care models. His research has been funded by the Michael J Fox Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Davis Phinney Foundation and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Terms of Appointment: Nov 2018 - Oct 2020