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Yaacov Anziska, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic

phone: (718) 270-2430


Clinical subspecialty:

Neuromuscular disease

Research interests:

HIV-related neuropathy, inflammatory myopathies, sports-related nerve injuries.

Education and training:
  • MD: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Residency in Internal Medicine: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency in Neurology: Neurological Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowship in EMG and Neuromuscular Disease: Neurological Institute
Clinical trials in progress:

HIV neuropathy, outcome measures in pediatric neuromuscular disease.

Patient appointments:

Mondays and Wednesdays.

Insurance accepted:

All insurances except Medicaid, Americhoice.





  • Verma S, Anziska Y, Cracco J. Review of Duchenne Muscular Dystriphy (DMD) for the Pediatricians in the Community. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Nov; 49(11):1011-7. Epub 2010 Aug 19.
  • Flint AC, Liberato BB, Anziska Y, Schantz-Dunn J, Wright CB. Meningovascular syphilis as a cause of basilar artery stenosis. Neurology 2005;64:391-2.
  • Kaufmann P, Gooch CL, Anziska Y, Engelstad K, DiMauro S, and De Vivo DC. Nerve conduction abnormalities in MELAS/3243 patients. Archives of Neurology. 2006;63:746-8.
  • Anziska Y and Weimer L. Metabolic, immune-mediated, and toxic neuropathies. In Schapira A. (ed.) Neurology: Basic and Clinical Neurosciences. Mosby, Inc: New York, 2006.
  • Flint AC, Anziska Y, Rausch ME, Herzog TJ, and Williams O. A clinical and radiographic variant of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in a nonalcoholic patient. Neurology 2006;67:2015.