Madina Tugizova, MD


Internship: Internal Medicine, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Medical School:
Stanford University School of Medicine (MD)
Graduate School:
Stanford University (MA in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies)
Stanford University (BS in Biology with Honors and Distinction)


Neuromuscular disorders
Movement disorders
Medical education


Tugizova M, Vlahovic L, Tomczak A, Wetzel NS, Han M. New therapeutic landscape in neuromyelitis optica. Current Treatment Options in Neurology 2021, 23.

Tugizova M, Feng H, Tomczak A, Steenerson K, Han M. Case series: hearing loss in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 2020, 41.

Tomzcak A, Su E, Tugizova M, Carlson AM, Kipp LB, Feng H, Han MH. A case of GFAP-astroglial autoimmunity presenting with reversible parkinsonism. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 2019, 39.

Zou, W., Shen, A., Dong, X., Tugizova, M., Xiang, Y.K., Shen, K. A multi-protein receptor-ligand complex underlies combinatorial dendrite guidance choices in C. elegans. eLife 2016, 5.

Ericson VR, Spilker KA, Tugizova MS, Shen K. MTM-6, a phosphoinositide phosphatase, is required to promote synapse formation in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLOS ONE 2014, 9(12).

Spilker KA, Wang GJ, Tugizova MS, Shen K: C. elegans Muscleblind homolog mbl-1 functions in neurons to regulate synapse formation. Neural Development 2012, 7:7.


Tugizova, M. Decision-making in the face of diagnostic uncertainty: clinical pathology case presentation. Neurology Grand Rounds: Stanford, CA, December 13, 2019.

Tugizova, M. MRI brain with snowballs and icicles: case presentation and review of Susac syndrome. Neuroimmunology Conference: Stanford, CA, November 25, 2019.


Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award, 2018-2019
HHMI Medical Research Fellowship, 2014-2015
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2011-2012