Irina Nizamutdinova, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy


Dr. Irina Tsoy Nizamutdinova is an Associate Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Clinical and Applied Science Education at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM). She earned her Medical Degree (MD) and specialized in Family Medicine in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Dr. Nizamutdinova subsequently completed her Master and PhD degrees in Clinical Pharmacology at Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine in South Korea. Her graduate work focused on understanding the molecular signaling of adhesion molecules in the context of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Prior to joining UIWSOM, Dr. Nizamutdinova worked in the Department of Medical Physiology at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She was also a member of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Her primary focus was teaching Gross Anatomy, Pathology, the Lymphatic System and Experimental Biology courses.

Dr. Nizamutdinova's current research interests focus on molecular mechanisms of aging-associated changes in lymphatic vessels interaction with surrounding tissue microenvironment in healthy or S. Pneumonia-infected animals. She has an extensive publication record and has received multiple awards in her area(s) of expertise. Dr. Nizamutdinova currently serves as a reviewer for numerous journals. In addition to her role in teaching and research, Dr. Nizamutdinova is an active member of American Association of Anatomists (AAA).

Dr. Nizamutdinova embraces the core of UIWSOM's innovative curriculum and is excited to facilitate learning for the next generation of physicians. Dr. Nizamutdinova's personal mission is to "promote human health" through educating future health care providers in a dynamic environment, to advocate life-long learning and support learners in becoming future leaders in their fields.