Ria Pal, MD

Child Neurology


  • MD, University of Rochester, 2014 – 2018
  • BS, University of Rochester, 2010 – 2014


Veerapandiyan, A., Pal, R., DAmbrosio, S., Young, I., Eichinger, K., Collins, E.,. & Ciafaloni, E. (2018). Cervical Puncture to Deliver Nusinersen in Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and no Lumbar Access (P2. 333). Neurology.

Pal, R., & Elbers, J. (2018). Neuroplasticity: The Other Side of the Coin. Pediatric Neurology.

Fudge, J. L., Kelly, E. A., Pal, R., Bedont, J. L., Park, L., & Ho, B. (2017). Beyond the Classic VTA: Extended Amygdala Projections to DA-Striatal Paths in the Primate. Neuropsychopharmacology.


  • Medical Society of the State of NY Community Service Award 2018
  • Latino Health Pathway Certification 2018
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Society Inductee 2017
  • AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship nominee 2016
  • U of Rochester Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education And Diversity - Basic Science Research Grant 2015
  • University of Rochester Student Association Susan B. Anthony Leadership Award Nominee 2014
  • University of Rochester Presidential Diversity Award Nominee  2014


Interests include finding street art, cooking, and yoga