Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD

Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology


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Phone: 713.363.8184


Scurlock Tower
6560 Fannin St.
Ste 1002
Houston , TX 77030

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Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa is a board-certified neurologist that has been taking care of patients with inherited neurodegenerative disorders. He is known as a world-class expert and leader on ataxia, myotonic dystrophy and Huntington’s disease. He has initiated clinics specialized in these diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, UTMB and University of Florida, where he conducted clinical research and therapeutic trials. He has published 185 peer-reviewed original papers, 12 invited reviews, 9 invited editorials, and 32 book chapters.

Clinical Interests:
  • Spinocerebellar ataxias and other cerebellar ataxias
  • Multiple system atrophy-cerebellar type
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Myotonic dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb girdle muscular dystrophy
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Fragile X associated tremor ataxia syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Education & Training

Medical School: Keio University School of Medicine
Neuromuscular Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine
Neurology Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
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Scurlock Tower
6560 Fannin St.
Ste 1002
Houston , TX 77030
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Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
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