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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.




    MD | University of Miami School of Medicine

    MS | University of Miami School of Medicine

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    06/30/2015 - 06/30/2017
    Fellowship in Neurology at University of Miami Hospital & Clinics

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

    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