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

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Professional Background

Dr. Lizarraga is a board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with expertise in movement disorders, motor physiology and neuromodulation. Dr. Lizarraga is associate professor of the departments of neurology, neuroscience, neurosurgery and center for health + technology at our institution. He is also invited professor of the department of neurosciences at the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin in Arequipa, Peru.

Dr. Lizarraga is chief of our division of movement disorders, director (founder) of the motor physiology and neuromodulation program and director (founder) of the Neurology Peru-Rochester exchange program (NeuroPro). His career goals are to optimize the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders with the use of neurophysiological techniques, and to develop sustainable international collaborations that promote global equity in neurological education, research and care.



MD | Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (Peru)

MS | Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (Peru)

MS | Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/04/2017 - 06/30/2019
Fellowship in Movement Disorders at Toronto Western Hospital GME (Canada)

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital

07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
Residency in Neurology at Jackson Memorial Hospital

06/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
Internship in Neurology at Jackson Memorial Hospital

06/01/2010 - 04/30/2012
Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery at University of California Los Angeles

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2021 - 2022
Leadership Program (MDS LEAP)
Sponsor: International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society

2020 - 2021
Emerging Leaders Program
Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology

2018 - 2021
Sponsor: AAN / MUSC (NIH R25: NS098999-01)

2018 - 2019
Fellowship Award
Sponsor: Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Location: Canada

2017 - 2017
Clinical Trials Methodology Course
Sponsor: NINDS (NIH R25: NS088248)

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Journal Articles

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. "Monitoring gait at home with radio waves in Parkinson's disease: A marker of severity, progression, and medication response." Science translational medicine.. 2022 Sep 21; 14(663):eadc9669. Epub 2022 Sep 21.

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, , . "Trial of Prasinezumab in Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease." The New England journal of medicine.. 2022 Aug 4; 387(5):421-432.

Lizárraga KJ, Lang AE. "Vitamins B6 and B12, levodopa, and their complex interactions in patients with Parkinson's disease." Brain : a journal of neurology.. 2022 Jul 8; Epub 2022 Jul 08.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
Book Title: Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
Author List: Lizarraga KJ, Gutierrez J, Singer C
Published By: El Sevier 2017

Chapter Title: Molecular Imaging of the Brain with PET
Book Title: Youmans and Winn Neurological Surgery
Author List: DeSalles AA, Lizarraga KJ, Gorgulho A, Melega WP
Published By: El Sevier 2016

Chapter Title: Applications of Nanotechnology in Movement Disorders
Book Title: The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery
Author List: Pezeshkian P, Lizarraga KJ, Gorgulho A, DeSalles AF
Published By: CRC Press 2013