Tanya Z Fischer MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology

Departments & Organizations


Research Interests

chronic neuropathic pain; sodium channels; diabetic neuropathy; erythromelalgia


  • B.S., Seton Hall University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2000
  • M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2002

Selected Publications

  • 2010 Fischer T.Z. and Waxman S.G. Neuropathic pain in diabetes-evidence for a central mechanism. Nature Reviews Neurology (in press).
  • 2010 Fischer T.Z. and Waxman S.G. Familial pain syndromes from mutations of the Nav1.7 sodium channel. Annals of the New York Academy of Science 1184: 196-207.
  • 2010 Cheng X, Dib-Hajj S.D., Tyrrell L, Wright D.A., Fischer T.Z., Waxman S.G. Mutations at opposite ends of the DIII/S4-S5 linker of sodium channel Na V 1.7 produce distinct pain disorders. Molecular Pain 6(24): 1-12.


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