NKUA – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Aiginition University Hospital of Athens)

Country Greece
Website eginitio.uoa.gr/…

The Parkinson’s Disease and Related Movement Disorders Outpatient Clinic is located in Aiginition University Hospital of Athens in Greece. This clinic aims to diagnose and treat patients with either Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders (including tremors, dystonia, atypical parkinsonian syndromes). Our capabilities include three counselor neurologists, psychologist, psychiatrist, physiotherapist, dietician and research fellows. Prof. Leonidas Stefanis  is the director of the clinic

Dr. Stefanis Leonidas

Dr. Stefanis Leonidas

Professor of Neurology

Dr. Stefanis, following his MD and PhD studies in the University of Athens Medical School, moved in 1991 to the US, where he trained as Resident in Neurology at Columbia University, New York.  Post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Lloyd Greene, in the Dept. of Pathology at Columbia University (1995). Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases at Columbia University (1998-2003).  In 2003 he moved back to Greece at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), and in 2006 he assumed the position of Associate Professor in the University of Athens Medical School.  In parallel, Dr. Stefanis is heading the largest clinical Department of Neurology in Greece, and is involved in various aspects of clinical and research work ongoing within the Department.  He has an HI of 49, with 13452 citations (Scopus). 

Dr. Nikolaos Papagiannakis

Dr. Nikolaos Papagiannakis

Neurology Resident

Dr. Nikolaos Papagiannakis has finished his MD studies in the University of Patras Medical School in 2012. He worked as a PhD student at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) where he examined the utility of using alpha-synuclein or components of the Autophagy-Lysosome Pathway (ALP), with emphasis in Chaperone-Mediated Autophagy (CMA) pathway, as Parkinson Disease (PD) biomarkers. He completed his PhD thesis on PD Biomarkers in 2019 in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School. He has a keen interest in statistics and bioinformatics and in 2020, he has enrolled in University of Athens Master’s Program in Biostatistics. Currently, he is a Neurology Resident in the 1st Neurology Department at Aiginiteion Hospital, Athens.

Dr. Anatasia Bougea

Dr. Anatasia Bougea

Clinical Researcher

Anastasia Bougea is a Neurologist, postodoctoral researcher in Cellular and Molecular neurobiology laboratory in Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. Dr. Bougea is working in the Parkinson and Related Disorders Outpatient Clinic at Eginition Hospital. With up to 100 pubblications, her recent research work is primarily in the field of biomarker evaluation for Parkinson’s disease and other atypical parkinsonian disorders and she participates in European and International collaborations.

Athina Maria Simitsi

Athina Maria Simitsi

Clinical Researcher

Athina Maria Simitsi is a Neurologist, MSc holder in medical statistics and PhD candidate in genetic forms of Parkinson’s Disease in the Greek population. Simitsi Athina Maria is working in the Parkinson and Related Disorders Outpatient Clinic at Eginition Hospital. Ηer recent research work is primarily in the field of biomarker evaluation for Parkinson’s disease and other atypical parkinsonian disorders and she participates in European and International collaborations.