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Juan J. Figueroa, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Specialty: Adult Neurology


  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Clinical Neurophysiology


  • Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, 1998


  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 2001-2002
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 2002-2003
  • Residency, Neurology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2003-2004
  • Residency, Neurology    , University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2004-2006
  • Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology    , University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2006-2007
  • Fellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine    , University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2007-2008
  • Fellowship, Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2008-2009
  • Fellowship, Autonomic Disorders, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2009-2011

Awards and Honors:

  • Multiple System Atrophy Research Award, American Autonomic Society Meeting, Nassau, Bahamas, 2012   
  • NIH Training Grant, Autonomic Disorders, Mayo Clinic, 2009   
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Neuromuscular Medicine, University of Rochester, 2008   
  • Academic Excellence Award, Neurology, University of New Mexico, 2007
  • Academic Excellence Award, Neurology, University of New Mexico, 2006
  • Best Scientific Presentation Award, Neurology, University of New Mexico, 2006
  • Chief Resident, Neurology, University of New Mexico, 2005   
  • 3rd Place Award-Oral Case Presentation, American Society of Internal Medicine, Michigan Scientific Meeting, 2002

Brief Clinical/Research Interest Statement:

Clinical interests:

  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
  • Syncope
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Neurocysticercosis

Research interests:

  • POTS outcomes research
  • MSA outcomes research
  • Autonomic involvement in peripheral neuropathies
  • Neurocysticercosis in the United States

Original Publications:

  1. Figueroa JJ, Singer W, Parsaik A, Benarroch EE, Ahlskog JE, Fealey RD, Parisi JE, Sandroni P, Mandrekar J, Iodice V, Low PA, Bower JH. Multiple system atrophy: prognostic indicators of survival. Mov Disord 2014; in Press
  2. Figueroa JJ, Bott-Kitslaar DM, Mercado JA, Basford JR, Sandroni P, Shen WK, Sletten DM,  Gehrking TL, Gehrking JA, Low PA, Singer W. Decreased orthostatic adrenergic reactivity in non-dipping postural tachycardia syndrome. Auton Neurosci 2014; in Press
  3. Figueroa JJ, Loftus EV Jr, Harmsen WS, Dyck PJB, Klein JC. Peripheral neuropathy incidence in inflammatory bowel disease: A population-based study. Neurology 2013; 80:1693-7
  4. Wang XL, Charlesworth C, Figueroa JJ, Low PA, Shen WK, Lee CH. Autoimmunoreactive IgGs against cardiac lipid raft -associated proteins in patients with POTS. Translational Research 2013; 162:34-44
  5. Wang XL, Charlesworth C, Figueroa JJ, Low PA, Shen WK, Lee CH. Autoimmunoreactive IgGs from patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2012:6:615-25
  6. Kimpinski K, Figueroa JJ, Singer W, Sletten DM, Iodice V, Sandroni P, Fischer PR, Opfer-Gehrking TL, Gehrking JA, Low PA. A Prospective, 1-year follow-up study of postural tachycardia syndrome. Mayo Clin Proc 2012;87:746-52.
  7. Figueroa JJ, Dyck PJ, Laughlin RS, Mercado JA, Massie R, Sandroni P, Dyck PJ, Low PA. Autonomic dysfunction in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Neurology 2012; 78:702-8.
  8. Figueroa JJ, Bosch EP, Dyck PJB, Singer W, Vrana JA, Theis JD, Dogan A, Klein CJ. Amyloid-like IgM deposition neuropathy: A distinct clinicopathologic and proteomic profiled disorder. J Peripher Nerv System 2012; 17:182-90.
  9. Hehir MK, Figueroa JJ, Zynda-Weiss AZ, Stanton M, Logigian EL. Unexpected neuroimaging abnormalities in C8 radiculopathy: broadening the clinical spectrum. Muscle Nerve 2012; 45:859-65
  10. Iodice V, Lipp A, Ahlskog JE, Sandroni P, Fealy RD, Parisi JE, Matsumoto JY, Maraganore DM, Benarroch EE, Kimpinski K, Singer W, Gehrking TL, Gehrking JA, Sletten DM, Schmeichel AM, Bower JH, Gilman S, Figueroa JJ, Low PA. Autopsy confirmed multiple system atrophy cases: Mayo experience and role of autonomic function tests. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2012; 83:453-9.
  11. Figueroa JJ; Engelstad JK; Spinner RJ; Dyck PJB . Immune trigeminal sensory neuropathy with esophageal achalasia: improvement with long-term immunotherapy. Muscle Nerve 2011; 43:289-93.
  12. Figueroa JJ, Davis LE, Magalhaes A. Extraparenchymal neurocysticercosis in Albquerque, New Mexico. J Neuroimaging  2011;21:38-43.
  13. Sfaff NP, Figueroa JJ, Parisi JE, Klein CJ. Hypertrophic nerves producing myelopathy in fulminant CIDP. Neurology 2010; 75:750.
  14. Figueroa JJ, Basford JR, Low PA. Prevention and treatment of orthostatic hypotension: as easy as A,B,C. Cleve Clin J Med 2010; 77:298-306.
  15. Figueroa JJ, Chapin JE. Isolated facial diplegia and very late-onset myopathy in two siblings: atypical presentations of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy. J Neurol 2009;257:444-446.
  16. Figueroa JJ,  Tabechian D, Herrmann DN. Severe long-standing dysimmune sensory neuronopathy responsive to etanercept. J Clin Neuromuscular Dis 2008; 9:415-20.
  17. Montano SM, Villaran MV, Ylquimiche L, Figueroa JJ, Rodriguez S, Bautista CT, Gonzales AE, Tsang VCW, Gilman RH, Garcia HH for the Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru. Neurocysticercosis: association between seizures, serology and brain CT in rural Peru. Neurology 2005; 65:229-233


    Books, Chapters and Reviews:

  1. Del Brutto OH , Figueroa JJ,  Garcia HH. Parasitic Infections: in Winn RH (ed).Youmans, Textbook of Neurological Surgery. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders. VI edition; p 622-627 ; 2011
  2. Figueroa JJ, Engelstad JK, Dyck PJ. Painful injury neuroma from surgical suture granuloma: in Dyck PJ (ed). Companion to Peripheral Neuropathy. Philadelphia. Elsevier Saunders; p95-98; 2010
  3. Figueroa JJ, Engelstad JK, Dyck PJ. Immune tringeminal sensory neuropathy with esophageal dysmotility: in Dyck PJ (ed). Companion to Peripheral Neuropathy. Philadelphia. Elsevier Saunders. p271-274; 2010
  4. Kuntz N, Dyck PJ, Engelstad JK, Figueroa JJ, Klein CJ. A distinct neuropathy with hypotonia, kinky hair and axonal spheroids – giant axonal neuropathy: in Dyck PJ (ed). Companion to Peripheral Neuropathy. Philadelphia. Elsevier Saunders. p129-133; 2010
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