We are a private practice group of 6 Neurologists and a Nurse Practitioner practicing at 4 offices in the Finger Lakes and Rochester region. We are all board certified. We strive to use our expertise and experience to help diagnose and treat our patients who may have challenging neurological problems. We are affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester Regional Health System and provide direct communication with your referring and primary care providers within 24 hours of your evaluation.
Bill Kingston, MD
Dr. Kingston received his B.A. in chemistry from the University of Buffalo. He obtained his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He did 2 years of internal medicine residency at the University of Rochester followed by 3 years of neurology residency. He also completed a 2-year neuromuscular fellowship at the University of Rochester. He is board certified in Neurology and joined ONA in 1991. He is a fellow of the American Neurologic Association and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
Ziad Rifai, MD
Dr. Rifai completed his B.S. and M.D. at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed 3 years of internal medicine residency, 2 at the University of Beirut and his final years at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He completed his neurology residency and neuromuscular fellowship at the University of Rochester. He is board certified in neurology and joined ONA in 2002. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and The American Medical Association.
Gene Tolomeo, MD
Dr. Tolomeo graduated from Hamilton College and obtained his master's degree in neuroscience from the University of Hartford. He completed his M.D. at Rutgers University. He completed his internship at Dartmouth and neurology residency at the Tufts-New England Medical Center. He finished his neuromuscular fellowship at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. He is board certified in neurology and joined ONA in 1999.
Justin V. Rymanowski, MD
Dr. Rymanowski completed his B.A. in Psychology at SUNY Geneseo in 2002. He completed his MD degree at the University of Rochester in 2007. He finished his neurology residency at the University of Rochester in 2011 and his clinical neurophysiology fellowship in 2012. He is board certified in neurology and joined ONA in 2012. He is the stroke medical director at FF Thompson Hospital.
Rob Knapp, MD
Dr. Knapp joined ONA in 1986 as one of the original partners. He graduated from Vassar College in 1978. He received his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. He completed an internal medicine intership at the Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh in 1983. He completed his Neurology residency at the University of Rochester New York in 1986. Doctor Knapp is board certified in Neurology.
L. Allen Pardee, MD
Dr. Pardee received a Bachelor's of Science degree Magna Cum Laude in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester in 1996. He earned his medical degree in 2000 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentisty and he completed his Neurology residency in 2004 and Clinical Neurophysiology felowship in 2005, both at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in both Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology.
After practicing locally for nearly 10 years, Dr. Pardee joined ONA in 2014. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Monroe County Medical Society.
Amanda Dendis, NP
Amanda received her BS from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York in 2012. She began nursing school in 2012 and received her AAS in nursing from Finger Lakes Community College in 2014. She then went to work in the Neurosciences ICU at SUNY Upstate for 4 years. During this time, she went back to school for her masters degree in nursing. She gradutated in 2018 and became a board certified Nurse Practitioner. She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practictioners, and holds certifications in Critical Care Nursing and Stroke Nursing. Amanda joined ONA in 2018.