Providing Comprehensive Neurologic Care
The nervous system is an elegant but sometimes confusing part of the body and its afflictions can cause great suffering. Understanding that is essential to caring for neurologic patients. We are astute investigators who find neurology fascinating while maintaining our compassion for our patients.
We appreciate the trust patients place in our care. We take this responsibility very seriously and realize we are part of an exceptional team that is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for each patient.
Ashanthi Gajaweera, M.D.
Dr. Gajaweera received her BS degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her degree in Medicine from the University of Rochester. She completed her residency in Neurology as Chief Resident at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. where she also went on to complete a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology. She is experienced in the use of botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of Chronic Migraine. She is board certified in Neurology and joined the practice in 2003.
Erica Patrick, M.D.
Dr. Patrick received a BS degrees in Neuroscience and Biology from Brandeis University and her degree in Medicine from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis prior to moving to Rochester to complete a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Rochester, with an emphasis on the use of EMG to diagnose neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Patrick joined the practice in 2012 and is board certified in Neurology.
Ryan Evans, M.D.
Dr. Evans grew up in Pittsford, studied Biochemistry at Dartmouth College and obtained his MD from Columbia University. He returned to Rochester for a residency in Neurology and a fellowship in Movement Disorders, focusing on the treatment of disorders such as Parkinson Disease, Dystonia, Huntington Disease and Essential Tremor. He is experienced in the use of botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of movement disorders and migraine. Dr. Evans joined the practice in August 2010 and is board certified in Neurology.
Amelia Caraway, PA
Amelia Caraway is a board-certified Physician Assistant who was born and raised in the Rochester area. She received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences and master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Daemen College. She has been working in general neurology for several years with a special focus in headache disorders and has experience performing botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of chronic migraine. Amelia joined the practice in November 2020.
Caterine Garcia-Ruderman, FNP
Caterine Garcia-Ruderman is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a keen interest in Neurology. She completed her BA in Psychology and Italian Studies at the University of Rochester in 2003. She received her BS in Nursing (2007) and MS in Nursing (2012) from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Her 15+ years of healthcare experience includes work in pediatric critical care and women’s health. A native of Colombia, she grew up in South Texas and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Caterine joined our practice in November 2022.