Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa MD Neurologist

Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa is a neurologist in Gainesville, Florida. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Shands at the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from Keio Gujuku University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 34 years. Dr. Ashizawa accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 18 doctors at Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 29 at Shands at the University of Florida who specialize in Neurology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: General Neurology

Hospital Affiliation

Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Shands at the University of Florida
Ranked #37 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education & Medical Training

Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1974 - 1975

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Neurology, 1975 - 1979

Keio Gujuku University School of Medicine
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 34 years in Neurology

FL State Medical License
Active through 2013

TX State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Somatic sequence variation at the Friedreich ataxia locus includes complete contraction of the expanded GAA triplet repeat, significant length variation in serially passaged lymphoblasts and enhanced mutagenesis in the flanking sequence.
Bidichandani, S. I., Purandare, S. M., Taylor, E. E., Gumin, G., Machkhas, H., Harati, Y., Gibbs, R. A., Ashizawa, T., Patel, P. I.

Molecular and clinical studies in SCA-7 define a broad clinical spectrum and the infantile phenotype.
Benton, C. S., de Silva, R., Rutledge, S. L., Bohlega, S., Ashizawa, T., Zoghbi, H. Y.

The GAA triplet-repeat expansion in Friedreich ataxia interferes with transcription and may be associated with an unusual DNA structure.
Bidichandani, S. I., Ashizawa, T., Patel, P. I.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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