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Karlo J. Lizarraga Mendoza, M.D., M.S.

Karlo J. Lizarraga Mendoza, M.D., M.S.


4.9 out of 5 stars
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Appointment (585) 341-7500


Movement Disorders Clinic - Brighton

Clinton Crossings, Building C
919 Westfall Road, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14618

About Me

Certified Specialties

Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders (SMD)

Associate Professor - Center for Health and Technology - Joint

Associate Professor - Department of Neuroscience (SMD) - Joint

Associate Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Fellow, Toronto Western Hospital GME (Canada). 2017 - 2019

Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital. 2016 - 2017

Residency, Neurology, Jackson Memorial Hospital. 2013 - 2016

Internship, Neurology, Jackson Memorial Hospital. 2012 - 2013

Fellowship, Research, University of California Los Angeles. 2010 - 2012


MS | Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. 2021

MS | Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (Peru). 2012

MD | Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (Peru). 2008


Clinical Trials

A Multi-center, Noninterventional Study Evaluating Variability, Reliability, and Compliance for the Parkinson's Disease Diary

Lead Researcher: Karlo J Lizarraga mendoza

This study aims to evaluate the completion of a Parkinson's disease (PD) diary in patients with PD in whom medications do not provide adequate control of symptoms. The PD diary is a report of symptoms filled out on a paper form.


Journal Articles

Seven Strategies to Integrate Equity within Translational Research in Neurology.

Lizarraga KJ, Gyang T, Benson RT, Birbeck GL, Johnston KC, Royal W, Sacco RL, Segal B, Vickrey BG, Griggs RC, Holloway RG

Annals of neurology.. 2024 January 25 Epub 01/25/2024.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Refractory Status Dystonicus in Children: Multi-Centre Case Series and Systematic Review.

Vogt LM, Yan H, Santyr B, Breitbart S, Anderson M, Germann J, Lizarraga KJ, Hewitt AL, Fasano A, Ibrahim GM, Gorodetsky C

Annals of neurology.. 2023 September 15 Epub 09/15/2023.

A pilot study for testing a low-cost 3D design with an inertial sensor for the quantitative assessment of finger tapping in patients with Parkinson's Disease.

Romero SE, Zumaeta K, Sanchez M, Torres E, Lizarraga KJ, Castaneda B

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2023 July 2023 :1-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Mobile brain-body imaging markers of treatment-related responses in a man with Parkinson's disease.

Lizarraga KJ, Patelaki E, Mesmer H, Hewitt A, Wensel A, Foxe JJ, Freedman EG

Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology.. 2023 June 14152 :90-92. Epub 06/14/2023.

A systematic review of the potential consequences of abnormal serum levels of vitamin B6 in people living with Parkinson's disease.

Modica JS, Déry C, Canissario R, Logigian E, Bonno D, Stanton M, Dupré N, McDermott MP, Bouchard M, Lang AE, Lizarraga KJ

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2023 May 18450 :120690. Epub 05/18/2023.

Tuberculous Optochiasmatic Arachnoiditis.

Amado C, Lizárraga KJ

The New England journal of medicine.. 2023 February 16388 (7):641. Epub 02/11/2023.

Monitoring gait at home with radio waves in Parkinson's disease: A marker of severity, progression, and medication response.

Liu Y, Zhang G, Tarolli CG, Hristov R, Jensen-Roberts S, Waddell EM, Myers TL, Pawlik ME, Soto JM, Wilson RM, Yang Y, Nordahl T, Lizarraga KJ, Adams JL, Schneider RB, Kieburtz K, Ellis T, Dorsey ER, Katabi D

Science translational medicine.. 2022 September 2114 (663):eadc9669. Epub 09/21/2022.

Vitamins B6 and B12, levodopa, and their complex interactions in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Lizárraga KJ, Lang AE

Brain : a journal of neurology.. 2022 September 14145 (9):e77-e78. Epub 1900 01 01.

Trial of Prasinezumab in Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease.

Pagano G, Taylor KI, Anzures-Cabrera J, Marchesi M, Simuni T, Marek K, Postuma RB, Pavese N, Stocchi F, Azulay JP, Mollenhauer B, López-Manzanares L, Russell DS, Boyd JT, Nicholas AP, Luquin MR, Hauser RA, Gasser T, Poewe W, Ricci B, Boulay A, Vogt A, Boess FG, Dukart J, D'Urso G, Finch R, Zanigni S, Monnet A, Pross N, Hahn A, Svoboda H, Britschgi M, Lipsmeier F, Volkova-Volkmar E, Lindemann M, Dziadek S, Holiga Š, Rukina D, Kustermann T, Kerchner GA, Fontoura P, Umbricht D, Doody R, Nikolcheva T, Bonni A, ,

The New England journal of medicine.. 2022 August 4387 (5):421-432. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lateralized Subthalamic Stimulation for Axial Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease: A Randomized Trial.

Lizárraga KJ, Gnanamanogaran B, Al-Ozzi TM, Cohn M, Tomlinson G, Boutet A, Elias GJB, Germann J, Soh D, Kalia SK, Hodaie M, Munhoz RP, Marras C, Hutchison WD, Lozano AM, Lang AE, Fasano A

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.. 2022 May 37 (5):1079-1087. Epub 02/13/2022.

Virtual Adaptation of an International Exchange Program in Medical Education.

Fung C, Maxwell N, Powell S, Benassai M, Chunga N, Corcoran J, Barbosa W, Lopez M, Hanampa B, Llaiqui-Condori M, Delgado-Lazo V, Mendoza K, Astete Y, Flor M, Palacios S, Valdovinos B, Risco J, Camargo I, Jozefowicz R, Lizárraga KJ

Annals of global health.. 2022 88 (1):52. Epub 07/08/2022.

Approach to the Patient with Gait Disturbance.

Tarolli CG, Lizarraga KJ

Seminars in neurology.. 2021 December 41 (6):717-730. Epub 11/26/2021.

Neuropathy due to coexistent vitamin B12 and B6 deficiencies in patients with Parkinson's disease: A case series.

Canissario R, Stanton M, Modica JS, Logigian EL, Lizarraga KJ

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2021 November 15430 :120028. Epub 10/12/2021.

Combining inertial sensors and optical flow to assess finger movements: Pilot study for telehealth applications.

Zumaeta K, Romero SE, Torres E, Urdiales L, Ramirez A, Camargo I, Lizarraga KJ, Castaneda B

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2021 November 2021 :2409-2412. Epub 1900 01 01.

Detecting Parkinson Disease Using a Web-Based Speech Task: Observational Study.

Rahman W, Lee S, Islam MS, Antony VN, Ratnu H, Ali MR, Mamun AA, Wagner E, Jensen-Roberts S, Waddell E, Myers T, Pawlik M, Soto J, Coffey M, Sarkar A, Schneider R, Tarolli C, Lizarraga K, Adams J, Little MA, Dorsey ER, Hoque E

Journal of medical Internet research.. 2021 October 1923 (10):e26305. Epub 10/19/2021.

Hyperglycemic hemichorea presenting with normal MRI and striatal hyperdensity on CT.

Chunga N, Lang AE, Lizarraga KJ

Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology.. 2021 October 42 (10):4341-4343. Epub 06/29/2021.

Ocular Flutter in Acute Doxylamine Intoxication.

Li DZ, Williams ZR, Nacca N, Lizarraga KJ

Neurology. Clinical practice.. 2021 October 11 (5):e740-e741. Epub 1900 01 01.

Neurophysiological biomarkers to optimize deep brain stimulation in movement disorders.

Sirica D, Hewitt AL, Tarolli CG, Weber MT, Zimmerman C, Santiago A, Wensel A, Mink JW, Lizárraga KJ

Neurodegenerative disease management.. 2021 August 11 (4):315-328. Epub 07/15/2021.

Flexible vs. standard subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson disease: A double-blind proof-of-concept cross-over trial.

Soh D, Maciel R, Algarni M, Lizarraga K, Loh A, Germann J, Elias G, Boutet A, Munhoz RP, Kalia SK, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Fasano A

Parkinsonism & related disorders.. 2021 August 89 :93-97. Epub 07/08/2021.

Transtentorial Fluctuations and Atypical Parkinsonism After Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunting.

Shpiner DS, Margolesky J, Singer C, Lizarraga KJ

The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques.. 2021 July 48 (4):582-584. Epub 10/16/2020.

Interhemispheric interactions between the right angular gyrus and the left motor cortex: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study.

Baarbé J, Vesia M, Brown M, Lizarraga KJ, Gunraj CA, Jegatheeswaran G, Drummond NM, Rinchon C, Weissbach A, Saravanamuttu J, Chen R

Journal of neurophysiology.. 2021 April 1125 (4):1236-1250. Epub 02/24/2021.

A Distinct EEG Marker of Celiac Disease-Related Cortical Myoclonus.

Swinkin E, Lizárraga KJ, Algarni M, Garcia Dominguez L, Baarbé JK, Saravanamuttu J, Chen R, Slow E, Lang AE, Wennberg RA

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.. 2021 April 36 (4):999-1005. Epub 11/30/2020.

Motor blocks during bilateral stepping in Parkinson's disease and effects of dopaminergic medication.

Baarbé J, Lizarraga KJ, Brown MJN, Saha U, Fasano A, Hutchison WD, Chen R

Parkinsonism & related disorders.. 2021 April 85 :1-4. Epub 02/18/2021.

Digital Technology in Movement Disorders: Updates, Applications, and Challenges.

Adams JL, Lizarraga KJ, Waddell EM, Myers TL, Jensen-Roberts S, Modica JS, Schneider RB

Current neurology and neuroscience reports.. 2021 March 321 (4):16. Epub 03/03/2021.

A Phase II Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Prasinezumab in Early Parkinson's Disease (PASADENA): Rationale, Design, and Baseline Data.

Pagano G, Boess FG, Taylor KI, Ricci B, Mollenhauer B, Poewe W, Boulay A, Anzures-Cabrera J, Vogt A, Marchesi M, Post A, Nikolcheva T, Kinney GG, Zago WM, Ness DK, Svoboda H, Britschgi M, Ostrowitzki S, Simuni T, Marek K, Koller M, Sevigny J, Doody R, Fontoura P, Umbricht D, Bonni A, ,

Frontiers in neurology. 2021 12 :705407. Epub 10/01/2021.

Hoehn and Yahr Stage and Striatal Dat-SPECT Uptake Are Predictors of Parkinson's Disease Motor Progression.

Jackson H, Anzures-Cabrera J, Taylor KI, Pagano G, ,

Frontiers in neuroscience.. 2021 15 :765765. Epub 12/13/2021.

Proceedings from the Neurotherapeutics Symposium on Neurological Emergencies: Shaping the Future of Neurocritical Care.

Simpkins AN, Busl KM, Amorim E, Barnett-Tapia C, Cervenka MC, Dhakar MB, Etherton MR, Fung C, Griggs R, Holloway RG, Kelly AG, Khan IR, Lizarraga KJ, Madagan HG, Onweni CL, Mestre H, Rabinstein AA, Rubinos C, Dionisio-Santos DA, Youn TS, Merck LH, Maciel CB,

Neurocritical care.. 2020 December 33 (3):636-645. Epub 09/21/2020.

The retina as a window to the basal ganglia: Systematic review of the potential link between retinopathy and hyperkinetic disorders in diabetes.

Lizarraga KJ, Chunga N, Yannuzzi NA, Flynn HW, Singer C, Lang AE

Parkinsonism & related disorders.. 2020 November 80 :194-198. Epub 10/13/2020.

Pearls and Oy-sters: Vitamin B deficiency presenting with new-onset epilepsy and status epilepticus in a patient with Parkinson disease.

Modica JS, Bonno D, Lizarraga KJ

Neurology.. 2020 June 1694 (24):e2605-e2607. Epub 05/28/2020.

Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma and Review of Associated Onconeural Antibodies.

Saini V, Dhir A, Rudnick AW, Lukas J, Lizarraga KJ, Margolesky J, Heros DO, Hoffman JE

Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia.. 2020 June 20 (6):e336-e340. Epub 02/19/2020.

Hallucinations, Delusions and Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson Disease.

Lizarraga KJ, Fox SH, Strafella AP, Lang AE

Clinics in geriatric medicine.. 2020 February 36 (1):105-118. Epub 09/06/2019.

Interhemispheric pathways in agenesis of the corpus callosum and Parkinson's disease.

Lizarraga KJ, Saravanamuttu J, Baarbé JK, Lang AE, Chen R

Brain stimulation.. 2020 13 (2):360-362. Epub 11/04/2019.

Deep Phenotyping of Parkinson's Disease.

Dorsey ER, Omberg L, Waddell E, Adams JL, Adams R, Ali MR, Amodeo K, Arky A, Augustine EF, Dinesh K, Hoque ME, Glidden AM, Jensen-Roberts S, Kabelac Z, Katabi D, Kieburtz K, Kinel DR, Little MA, Lizarraga KJ, Myers T, Riggare S, Rosero SZ, Saria S, Schifitto G, Schneider RB, Sharma G, Shoulson I, Stevenson EA, Tarolli CG, Luo J, McDermott MP

Journal of Parkinson's disease.. 2020 10 (3):855-873. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Postural Trunk Deformities: A Systematic Review.

Lizarraga KJ, Fasano A

Movement disorders clinical practice.. 2019 November 6 (8):627-638. Epub 10/01/2019.

Cortical GABAergic dysfunction underlying abnormal hand movements in ARX mutation.

Lizarraga KJ, Baarbé JK, Saravanamuttu J, Lang AE, Chen R

Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology.. 2019 October 130 (10):1750-1751. Epub 07/16/2019.

Dancing Dorsal Quadrilaterals-Organic or Functional?-Reply.

Lizarraga KJ, Thompson PD, Lang AE

JAMA neurology.. 2019 August 176 (8):985-986. Epub 1900 01 01.

Jumping to overcome freezing of gait while turning in Parkinson's disease.

Lizarraga KJ, Gnanamanogaran B, Fasano A, Lang AE

Parkinsonism & related disorders.. 2019 July 64 :349-351. Epub 04/30/2019.

Update on current and emerging therapies for dystonia.

Lizarraga KJ, Al-Shorafat D, Fox S

Neurodegenerative disease management.. 2019 June 9 (3):135-147. Epub 05/22/2019.

Isolated Abdominal Motor Seizures of Mesial Parietal Origin: Epileptic Belly Dancing?

Lizarraga KJ, Serrano EA, Tornes L, Kanner AM, Lang AE

Movement disorders clinical practice.. 2019 June 6 (5):396-399. Epub 04/19/2019.

Dancing Dorsal Quadrilaterals: A Novel Peripherally Induced Movement Disorder.

Lizarraga KJ, Thompson PD, Moore HP, Mizraji G, Gershanik OS, Singer C, Lang AE

JAMA neurology.. 2019 March 176 (3):351-354. Epub 1900 01 01.

Unusual gait disorders: a phenomenological approach and classification.

Paramanandam V, Lizarraga KJ, Soh D, Algarni M, Rohani M, Fasano A

Expert review of neurotherapeutics.. 2019 February 19 (2):119-132. Epub 12/30/2018.

Opsoclonus-myoclonus-encephalopathy induced by cefepime.

Lizarraga KJ, Heros DO, Adams D, Lang AE, Kanner AM

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2019 January 15396 :33-35. Epub 11/01/2018.

Parkinsonism due to A53E ?-synuclein gene mutation: Clinical, genetic, epigenetic, and biochemical features.

Picillo M, Lizarraga KJ, Friesen EL, Chau H, Zhang M, Sato C, Rooke G, Munhoz RP, Rogaeva E, Fraser PE, Kalia SK, Kalia LV

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.. 2018 December 33 (12):1950-1955. Epub 11/13/2018.

Management of Pisa syndrome with lateralized subthalamic stimulation.

Lizarraga KJ, Naghibzadeh M, Boutet A, Elias GJB, Fasano A

Journal of neurology.. 2018 October 265 (10):2442-2444. Epub 08/03/2018.

Isolated gait dysfunction due to intracranial hypotension.

Sasikumar S, Lizarraga KJ, Gnanamanogaran B, Voisin MR, Peng P, Fasano A

Neurology.. 2018 August 791 (6):271-273. Epub 07/06/2018.

Severe mononeuritis multiplex after rituximab in IgM-? monoclonal gammopathy.

Lizarraga AA, Lizarraga KJ, Hoffman JE, Ascherman DP, Shebert RT, Verma A

Muscle & nerve.. 2018 April 57 (4):E115-E118. Epub 12/01/2017.

Neurovascular uncoupling after rapid glycemic control as a trigger of the diabetic-uremic striatopallidal syndrome.

Lizarraga KJ, Adams D, Post MJD, Skyler J, Singer C

Parkinsonism & related disorders.. 2017 June 39 :89-90. Epub 03/18/2017.

Asymmetric neuromodulation of motor circuits in Parkinson's disease: The role of subthalamic deep brain stimulation.

Lizarraga KJ, Luca CC, De Salles A, Gorgulho A, Lang AE, Fasano A

Surgical neurology international.. 2017 8 :261. Epub 10/24/2017.

Getting Rid of Weakness in the ICU: An Updated Approach to the Acute Management of Myasthenia Gravis and Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

Lizarraga AA, Lizarraga KJ, Benatar M

Seminars in neurology.. 2016 December 36 (6):615-624. Epub 12/01/2016.

Molecular imaging of movement disorders.

Lizarraga KJ, Gorgulho A, Chen W, De Salles AA

World journal of radiology.. 2016 March 288 (3):226-39. Epub 1900 01 01.

Anti-GBM disease and ANCA during dengue infection.

Lizarraga KJ, Florindez JA, Daftarian P, Andrews DM, Ortega LM, Mendoza JM, Contreras GN, Nayer A

Clinical nephrology.. 2015 February 83 (2):104-10. Epub 1900 01 01.

Reversible craniocervical dystonia associated with levofloxacin.

Lizarraga KJ, Lopez MR, Singer C

Journal of clinical movement disorders.. 2015 2 :10. Epub 05/04/2015.

¹?F-fluorodopa positron-emission tomography: an emerging imaging modality for patients with brain metastases.

Lizarraga KJ, De Salles AA, Chen W

Expert review of medical devices.. 2014 July 11 (4):327-9. Epub 06/04/2014.

(18)F-FDOPA PET for differentiating recurrent or progressive brain metastatic tumors from late or delayed radiation injury after radiation treatment.

Lizarraga KJ, Allen-Auerbach M, Czernin J, DeSalles AA, Yong WH, Phelps ME, Chen W

Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine.. 2014 January 55 (1):30-6. Epub 10/28/2013.

A systematic review on the role of adjunctive corticosteroids in herpes simplex virus encephalitis: is timing critical for safety and efficacy?

Ramos-Estebanez C, Lizarraga KJ, Merenda A

Antiviral therapy.. 2014 19 (2):133-9. Epub 09/06/2013.

Dengue-associated kidney disease.

Lizarraga KJ, Nayer A

Journal of nephropathology. 2014 3 (2):57-62. Epub 12/28/2013.

Are steroids a beneficial adjunctive therapy in the immunosuppressed patient with herpes simplex virus encephalitis?

Lizarraga KJ, Alexandre LC, Ramos-Estebanez C, Merenda A

Case reports in neurology.. 2013 January 5 (1):52-5. Epub 03/21/2013.

Stereotactic radiation therapy for progressive residual pilocytic astrocytomas.

Lizarraga KJ, Gorgulho A, Lee SP, Rauscher G, Selch MT, DeSalles AA

Journal of neuro-oncology.. 2012 August 109 (1):129-35. Epub 05/27/2012.

Multiple cavernous malformations presenting in a patient with Poland syndrome: A case report.

Lizarraga KJ, De Salles AA

Journal of medical case reports.. 2011 September 205 :469. Epub 09/20/2011.

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Patient Comments

5.0 stars

He took significant time to listen concerning a complex issue.

Sep 21, 2023

5.0 stars

They are doing everything they can to correct my problems.

Jun 02, 2023

5.0 stars

He is a very good dr.... my doctor.

Feb 21, 2023

5.0 stars

Great experience.

Dec 28, 2022

5.0 stars

Have been seeing Dr. Lizarraga since dr.'s procedure. Have complete confidence in him.

Oct 19, 2022

5.0 stars

Glad I have Dr. Lizarraga as my doctor.

Jul 29, 2022

5.0 stars

Dr. Lizarraga is doing the best he can with a difficult situation.

Jul 11, 2022

5.0 stars

Excellent detail.

Apr 13, 2022

2.2 stars

[...] Both the provider and the fellow said (at different times) "we are sticking with you," which really makes me wonder - was there some alternative possibility which involved - not - sticking with me? I have tremendous respect for the provider's problem-solving skills and his expertise, and I know that if I ask for something specific he will address it directly. I love that. What I am missing from our communication is the sense that I, too, am "in the loop" when it comes to my care. I want to know where I can go and what I can read and what sources I should access to gain a better understanding of what is happening to me (and I don't mean the fizzy self-help and wellness journalism published by the big Parkinson's Foundations.) [...] I don't want to take up a lot of time; I just need to be pointed in the right direction.

Apr 02, 2022

5.0 stars

Both examiners were very thorough.

Feb 21, 2022