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

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Appointment: (585) 275-2559

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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 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.



  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine Classification - American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology


MD | University of Miami School of Medicine

MS | University of Miami School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis at University of Miami School of Medicine GME

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at Brigham & Womens Hospital

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Neurology at Jackson Memorial Hospital-Neurology

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011
Internship in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital

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Journal Articles

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. "COVID-19 Vaccination in Multiple Sclerosis and Inflammatory Diseases: Effects from Disease-Modifying Therapy, Long-Term Seroprevalence and Breakthrough Infections" . Vaccines. 2022; 10(5):695.

Vargas NT, Chapman CL, Reed EL, Lizarraga A, Fisher NM, Davis SL, Schlader ZJ. "Voluntary Cooling during Exercise Is Augmented in People with Multiple Sclerosis Who Experience Heat Sensitivity." Medicine and science in sports and exercise.. 2021 Nov 1; 53(11):2405-2418.

Lizarraga AA, Rammohan KW, Weinstock-Guttman B, Sharma K. "Peripheral nervous system electrodiagnostic abnormalities in predominantly Hispanic Multiple Sclerosis patients." Multiple sclerosis and related disorders.. 2021 Nov; 56:103254. Epub 2021 Sep 04.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Multiple Sclerosis: clinical features, immunopathogenesis, and clinical management
Book Title: Inflammatory disorders of the nervous system, 2nd Edition
Author List: Lizarraga AA, Sheremata WA.
Published By: Humana Press 2017

Chapter Title: Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
Book Title: Pocket Neurology, 2nd Edition
Author List: Lizarraga A & Berry J
Published By: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2016

Chapter Title: Vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment
Book Title: Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, 6th Edition
Author List: Seshadri S, Economos A, Wright CB
Published By: Elsevier Health Sciences 2015