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Elissaios Karageorgiou, MD, PhD

Title(s)Asst Adjunct Faculty, CEO
SchoolChancellor/EVC/FAS
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    American Brain Foundation and Alzheimer's Association2014Robert Katzman, MD, Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Research
    University of California San Francisco2013Hellman Family Foundation Fellowship Award
    University of Minnesota2013John R. Gates Award in Neurology for Humanistic Qualities
    University of Minnesota2013Sidney Shapiro Resident Research Award
    International Congress on Schizophrenia Research2009Young Investigator Award
    Athens College1997Praise - Howland Oratorical Competition
    Hellenic Mathematical Society1995Praise - Thales National Mathematics Competition

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    Dr. Karageorgiou was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Athens, Greece, where he graduated from Athens College and subsequently obtained a medical degree and a PhD degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Upon completion of his medical studies, he worked as a post-doctoral associate at the Brain Sciences Center of the University of Minnesota under the mentorship of Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, MD, PhD, studying the encephalographic brain patterns in health and diseases such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, and schizophrenia. He subsequently completed residency training in Neurology at the University of Minnesota, where he also served as the Associate Chief Resident for Research and Education. After his residency, he completed a Behavioral Neurology Fellowship as well as an Atlantic Institute Fellowship in Equity in Brain Health at the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California San Francisco and a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. He subsequently joined the faculty at the University of California San Francisco providing care and conducting research at the intersection between sleep and cognitive disorders, with a special interest in elucidating distinct patterns of brain rhythm disruption in dementia across the sleep wake cycle. He also directs research projects at the interface of sleep and dementia in his native Greece at the Neurological Institute of Athens. Dr. Karageorgiou’s primary goal is the provision of optimal care to his patients and their families, a goal which also guides his translational research.

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    1. Elissaios Karageorgiou, Alice La, Andrew Krystal, Christine Walsh, Thomas Neylan, Keith A. Vossel, Kristine Yaffe, Bruce L. Miller. SLOW WAVE SLEEP ENHANCERS AS A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IN DELAYING COGNITIVE DECLINE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: THE TRAZODONE PARADIGM. Alzheimer's & Dementia. 2019 Jul 1; 15(7):p524.
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    2. Sexton CE, Sykara K, Karageorgiou E, Zitser J, Rosa T, Yaffe K, Leng Y. Connections Between Insomnia and Cognitive Aging. Neurosci Bull. 2019 Jun 20. PMID: 31222500.
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    3. La AL, Walsh CM, Neylan TC, Vossel KA, Yaffe K, Krystal AD, Miller BL, Karageorgiou E. Long-Term Trazodone Use and Cognition: A Potential Therapeutic Role for Slow-Wave Sleep Enhancers. J Alzheimers Dis. 2019; 67(3):911-921. PMID: 30689583.
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    4. Staffaroni AM, Elahi FM, McDermott D, Marton K, Karageorgiou E, Sacco S, Paoletti M, Caverzasi E, Hess CP, Rosen HJ, Geschwind MD. Neuroimaging in Dementia. Semin Neurol. 2017 10; 37(5):510-537. PMID: 29207412.
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    5. Walsh CM, Ruoff L, Walker K, Emery A, Varbel J, Karageorgiou E, Luong PN, Mance I, Heuer HW, Boxer AL, Grinberg LT, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Neylan TC. Sleepless Night and Day, the Plight of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Sleep. 2017 11 01; 40(11). PMID: 29029214.
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    6. Karageorgiou E, Naasan G, Pleasure SJ, Alexandrescu S, Gelfand JM, Tammewar G, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD, Grinberg LT. Focal cerebral ß-amyloid angiopathy: A distinct clinicopathologic presentation. Neurol Clin Pract. 2017 Oct; 7(5):444-448. PMID: 29620074.
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    7. Elissaios Karageorgiou, Christine M. Walsh, Kristine Yaffe, Thomas C. Neylan, Bruce L. Miller. Sleep Disorders and Dementia: From Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Decisions. Psychiatric Annals. 2017 May 1; 47(5):227-228.
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    8. Karageorgiou E, Vossel KA. Brain rhythm attractor breakdown in Alzheimer's disease: Functional and pathologic implications. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Sep; 13(9):1054-1067. PMID: 28302453.
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    9. Beagle AJ, Darwish SM, Ranasinghe KG, La AL, Karageorgiou E, Vossel KA. Relative Incidence of Seizures and Myoclonus in Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and Frontotemporal Dementia. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017; 60(1):211-223. PMID: 28826176.
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    10. Karageorgiou E. Neglect and extinction in kinesthesia and thesesthesia: understanding proprioceptive inattention. Neurocase. 2016; 22(2):145-53. PMID: 26275162.
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    11. Karageorgiou E.. Dynamic study through the use of magnetoencephalography – electroencephalography of patients with cognitive deficits. 2015.
    12. Karageorgiou E, Miller BL. Frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a clinical approach. Semin Neurol. 2014 Apr; 34(2):189-201. PMID: 24963678.
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    13. Karageorgiou E, Schwab DJ, Ezzeddine MA. FLAIR with contrast linked to better correlation with stroke symptoms than diffision-weighted imaging in a patient: detecting hyperintense acute reperfusion injury marker and cortical enhancement. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2012; 34(4):326-7. PMID: 23147031.
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    14. Karageorgiou E, Lewis SM, McCarten JR, Leuthold AC, Hemmy LS, McPherson SE, Rottunda SJ, Rubins DM, Georgopoulos AP. Canonical correlation analysis of synchronous neural interactions and cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's dementia. J Neural Eng. 2012 Oct; 9(5):056003. PMID: 22871558.
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    15. E. Karageorgiou, D. Schwab, M. Ezzeddine. FLAIR with Contrast Linked to Better Stroke Diagnosis and Localization Than Diffusion Weighted Imaging (P06.232). Neurology. 2012 Apr 26; 78(Meeting Abstracts 1):p06.232-p06.232.
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    16. E. Karageorgiou. Neglect and Extinction of Kinesthesia and Thesesthesia: Cognitive and Anatomical Considerations (P02.032). Neurology. 2012 Apr 24; 78(Meeting Abstracts 1):p02.032-p02.032.
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    17. Karageorgiou E, Schulz SC, Gollub RL, Andreasen NC, Ho BC, Lauriello J, Calhoun VD, Bockholt HJ, Sponheim SR, Georgopoulos AP. Neuropsychological testing and structural magnetic resonance imaging as diagnostic biomarkers early in the course of schizophrenia and related psychoses. Neuroinformatics. 2011 Dec; 9(4):321-33. PMID: 21246418.
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    18. The logic of exploratory and confirmatory data analysis. Cognitive Critique. 2011; 3(Winter):35-48.
    19. Elissaios Karageorgiou, Scott M. Lewis, J. Riley McCarten, Arthur C. Leuthold, Laura S. Hemmy, Susan E. McPherson, Susan J. Rottunda, Apostolos P. Georgopoulos. P2-027: Association of cognitive deficits with synchronous neural interactions as revealed by magnetoencephalography: A canonical correlation analysis. Alzheimer's & Dementia. 2008 Jul 1; 4(4):t375-t376.
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    20. S. Charles Schulz, Elissaios Karageorgiou, Randy Gollub, Nancy Andereasen, B.C. Ho, John Lauriello, Vince Calhoun, Apostolos Georgopoulos. BRAIN IMAGING AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: ARE THEY DIAGNOSTIC TESTS?. Schizophrenia Research. 2008 Jun 1; 102(1-3):41-42.
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    21. Karageorgiou E, Koutlas IG, Alonso AA, Leuthold AC, Lewis SM, Georgopoulos AP. Cortical processing of tactile stimuli applied in quick succession across the fingertips: temporal evolution of dipole sources revealed by magnetoencephalography. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Aug; 189(3):311-21. PMID: 18512051.
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    22. Georgopoulos AP, Karageorgiou E. Neurostatistics: applications, challenges and expectations. Stat Med. 2008 Feb 10; 27(3):407-17. PMID: 18050155.
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    23. Understanding events: How humans see, represent, and act on events. Shipley TF, Zacks JM, editors. Representations of voluntary arm movements in the motor cortex and their transformations. 2008.
    24. Georgopoulos AP, Karageorgiou E, Leuthold AC, Lewis SM, Lynch JK, Alonso AA, Aslam Z, Carpenter AF, Georgopoulos A, Hemmy LS, Koutlas IG, Langheim FJ, McCarten JR, McPherson SE, Pardo JV, Pardo PJ, Parry GJ, Rottunda SJ, Segal BM, Sponheim SR, Stanwyck JJ, Stephane M, Westermeyer JJ. Synchronous neural interactions assessed by magnetoencephalography: a functional biomarker for brain disorders. J Neural Eng. 2007 Dec; 4(4):349-55. PMID: 18057502.
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    25. John R. McCarten, Scott M. Lewis, Arthur C. Leuthold, Susan E. McPherson, Laura S. Hemmy, Susan A. Rottunda, Elissaios Karageorgiou, Apostolos P. Georgopoulos. P2-222 Classification of normal elderly, MCI, and mild AD using neuropsychological tests and self-reported memory function. Alzheimer's & Dementia. 2006 Jul 1; 2(3):s301.
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