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Alexis A. Lizarraga, M.D., M.S.

Alexis A. Lizarraga, M.D., M.S.

Neurology

Contact

Appointment (585) 275-2559

About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Lizarraga is a neuromuscular medicine specialist who focuses on the diagnosis and management of autoimmune neuromuscular disorders, including Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and myositis. She completed dual fellowships in both Neuromuscula...
Dr. Lizarraga is a neuromuscular medicine specialist who focuses on the diagnosis and management of autoimmune neuromuscular disorders, including Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and myositis. She completed dual fellowships in both Neuromuscular Disorders and Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis in addition to completing a Masters of Science degree in Clinical & Translational Research. Her research interests include epidemiology, biomarker development, neurophysiological techniques, patient-centered outcomes and clinical trial work for emerging therapies in autoimmune neuromuscular disorders.

Certified Specialties

Electrodiagnostic Medicine Classification - American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, NMD (SMD)

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neuroimmunology & Multiple Sclerosis - University of Miami Department of Neurology Miami, FL 2015 - 2017

Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine - Brigham & Womens Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Partners Program Boston, MA 2014 - 2015

Residency in Neurology - Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miami, FL 2011 - 2014

Internship - Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miami, FL 2010 - 2011

Education

M.S. | University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Clinical & Translational Investigation. 2017

M.D. | University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Medicine. 2010

B.A. | New York University. History, German & Pre-Medical Studies. 2005

Publications

Journal Articles

COVID-19 Vaccination in Multiple Sclerosis and Inflammatory Diseases: Effects from Disease-Modifying Therapy, Long-Term Seroprevalence and Breakthrough Infections

Jakimovski D, Zakalik K, Awan S, Kavak KS, Pennington P, Hojnacki D, Kolb C, Lizarraga AA, Eckert SP, Sarrosa R, Vineetha K, Edwards K, Weinstock-Guttman B.

Vaccines. 2022; 10(5):695.

Voluntary Cooling during Exercise Is Augmented in People with Multiple Sclerosis Who Experience Heat Sensitivity.

Vargas NT, Chapman CL, Reed EL, Lizarraga A, Fisher NM, Davis SL, Schlader ZJ

Medicine and science in sports and exercise.. 2021 November 153 (11):2405-2418. Epub 1900 01 01.

Peripheral nervous system electrodiagnostic abnormalities in predominantly Hispanic Multiple Sclerosis patients.

Lizarraga AA, Rammohan KW, Weinstock-Guttman B, Sharma K

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders.. 2021 November 56 :103254. Epub 09/04/2021.

Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Eculizumab in Aquaporin-4 IgG-Positive NMOSD.

Wingerchuk DM, Fujihara K, Palace J, Berthele A, Levy M, Kim HJ, Nakashima I, Oreja-Guevara C, Wang KC, Miller L, Shang S, Sabatella G, Yountz M, Pittock SJ,

Annals of neurology.. 2021 June 89 (6):1088-1098. Epub 02/27/2021.

Effects of Ibudilast on MRI Measures in the Phase 2 SPRINT-MS Study.

Naismith RT, Bermel RA, Coffey CS, Goodman AD, Fedler J, Kearney M, Klawiter EC, Nakamura K, Narayanan S, Goebel C, Yankey J, Klingner E, Fox RJ,

Neurology.. 2021 January 2696 (4):e491-e500. Epub 12/02/2020.

Leptomeningeal, dura mater and meningeal vessel wall enhancements in multiple sclerosis.

Hildesheim FE, Ramasamy DP, Bergsland N, Jakimovski D, Dwyer MG, Hojnacki D, Lizarraga AA, Kolb C, Eckert S, Weinstock-Guttman B, Zivadinov R

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders.. 2021 January 47 :102653. Epub 12/04/2020.

Late onset multiple sclerosis is associated with more severe ventricle expansion.

Jakimovski D, Dujmic D, Hagemeier J, Ramasamy DP, Bergsland N, Dwyer MG, Eckert S, Kolb C, Lizarraga A, Hojnacki D, Weinstock-Guttman B, Zivadinov R

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders.. 2020 November 46 :102588. Epub 10/17/2020.

Multiple sclerosis in 2019: predicting progression.

Lizarraga AA, Weinstock-Guttman B

The Lancet. Neurology.. 2020 January 19 (1):12-14. Epub 1900 01 01.

Atrophied Brain T2 Lesion Volume at MRI Is Associated with Disability Progression and Conversion to Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

Genovese AV, Hagemeier J, Bergsland N, Jakimovski D, Dwyer MG, Ramasamy DP, Lizarraga AA, Hojnacki D, Kolb C, Weinstock-Guttman B, Zivadinov R

Radiology.. 2019 November 293 (2):424-433. Epub 09/24/2019.

Effect of Teriflunomide and Dimethyl Fumarate on Cortical Atrophy and Leptomeningeal Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis: A Retrospective, Observational, Case-Control Pilot Study.

Zivadinov R, Bergsland N, Carl E, Ramasamy DP, Hagemeier J, Dwyer MG, Lizarraga AA, Kolb C, Hojnacki D, Weinstock-Guttman B

Journal of clinical medicine.. 2019 March 128 (3)Epub 03/12/2019.

Medical History and Multiple Sclerosis: A Population-Based Incident Case-Control Study.

Abdollahpour I, Lizarraga AA, Nedjat S, Mansournia MA, Weinstock-Guttman B

Neuroepidemiology.. 2019 52 (1-2):55-62. Epub 11/26/2018.

Dimethyl Fumarate in the Treatment of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Patient Reported Outcomes and Perspectives.

Ozel O, Vaughn CB, Eckert SP, Jakimovski D, Lizarraga AA, Weinstock-Guttman B

Patient related outcome measures.. 2019 10 :373-384. Epub 12/11/2019.

Improvement of distal acquired demyelinating symmetric (DADS) neuropathy after exposure to factor Xa inhibitor.

Lizarraga AA, Cochrane TI, Berkowitz AL

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2018 May 15388 :146-149. Epub 03/10/2018.

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.

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.

Interleukin 6 plasma concentration associates with cognitive decline: the northern Manhattan study.

Economos A, Wright CB, Moon YP, Rundek T, Rabbani L, Paik MC, Sacco RL, Elkind MS

Neuroepidemiology.. 2013 40 (4):253-9. Epub 01/24/2013.

Books

Inflammatory disorders of the nervous system, 2nd Edition (2017)

Chapter: Multiple Sclerosis: clinical features, immunopathogenesis, and clinical management

Authors: Lizarraga AA, Sheremata WA.

Publisher: Humana Press 2017

Pocket Neurology, 2nd Edition (2016)

Chapter: Neuromuscular Junction Disorders

Authors: Lizarraga A & Berry J

Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2016

Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, 6th Edition (2015)

Chapter: Vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment

Authors: Seshadri S, Economos A, Wright CB

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences 2015

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