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Grigoris Panagopoulos, MD​

Clinical Director, NIA​

Division Chief, Center for Neuromuscular Disorders and Motor Neuron Diseases​

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phone: +30 210 7210482
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Biographical summary

Dr. Panagopoulos was born and raised in Athens, where he graduated from Athens College and then obtained his Medical Degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He trained in Neurology at “Evangelismos” General Hospital and subsequently pursued post-graduate training in Neuromuscular Disorders and Electrophysiology at the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK, supported by the Greek government. Upon returning to his native Greece, he served in the National Healthcare System for three decades where he established and directed the Division of Neurophysiology of the Neurology Department at Athens General Hospital “G. Gennimatas.” Through his position, he helped tens of thousands of people with neurological disorders while, in parallel, pursuing research and educational activities, establishing the Neurology Department as one of the leading Neurology centers in Greece and worldwide. He has published dozens of studies in international journals and has been an invited speaker in numerous educational conferences and seminars. Through his work, he has advanced our knowledge on improving diagnosis and therapy in neuromuscular disorders. Characteristic of his philosophy of contribution is his work in training hundreds of Neurologists in Electrophysiology who practice across Greece and recognize him as their mentor and teacher. In 2016 he joined the Neurological Institute of Athens to establish and head the Center for Neuromuscular Disorders and Motor Neuron Diseases, serving towards the NIA’s mission as an institute of excellence in promoting brain health in Greece and worldwide. In 2020 he became the NIA’s clinical director in charge of its clinical activities.​

Neurology, “Evangelismos” General Hospital, Athens, Greece​
Neuromuscular Disorders and Electrophysiology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK​

Clinical Board Certification​

Neurology, Hellenic Ministry of Health​

​Select Publications​

​Panagopoulos G, King RHM, Gabriel G, Stolinski C, Sofer D, Lachapelle F, Thomas PK. Morphometric and freeze‐fracture studies on peripheral nerve in shiverer mice. J Comp Neurol. 1989; 286(3):337-44 PMID: 2768561​

Panagopoulos GN, Deftereos SN, Tagaris GA, Gryllia M, Kounadi T, Karamani O, Panagiotidis D, Koutiola-Pappa E, Karageorgiou CE, Piadites G. Octreotide: a therapeutic option for idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Neurol Neurophysiol Neurosci. 2007 Jul 10:1. PMID: 17700925 ​

​Deftereos SN, Kechagias EA, Panagopoulos G, Seretis A, Orphanidis G, Antoniou E, Georgakoulias N, Karageorgou CE. Localisation of cervical spinal cord compression by TMS and MRI. Funct Neurol. 2009 Apr-Jun;24(2):99-105. PMID: 19775538 ​

​Eleftheriadou A, Deftereos S, Zarikas V, Panagopoulos G, Sfetsos S, Karageorgiou K, Ferekidou E, Korres S, Kandiloros D. Test-retest reliability of p13n23 and n34p44 components of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in a large healthy population. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Aug;38(4):462-7 PMID: 19755087​

​Eleftheriadou A, Deftereos SN, Zarikas V, Panagopoulos G, Sfetsos S, Karageorgiou C, Ferekidou E, Kandiloros D, Korres S. The diagnostic value of earlier and later components of Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP) in multiple sclerosis. J Vestib Res. 2009;19(1-2):59-66. PMID: 19893198​

Panagopoulos G, Thomaides T, Tagaris G, Karageorgiou CL. Auditory event related potentials in patients with epilepsy on sodium valproate monotherapy. Acta Neurol Scand. 1997 Jul;96(1):62-4 PMID: 9262135​

​Deftereos SN, Panagopoulos GN, Georgonikou DD, Karageorgiou C, Kefalou PN, Karageorgiou CE. Diagnosis of nonorganic monoplegia with single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2008;10(5):414 PMID: 19158985 ​