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Georgios Hadjigeorgiou, MD

Georgios Hadjigeorgiou, MD

Professor
University of Thessaly
Greece

Biography

Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou EDUCATION/TRAINING: Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1983-1989). Degree: MD and PhD Thesis (1999) ïŸï€ Red Cross Hospital, Department of Neurology, Athens, Greece, Residency (1990-1995). Degree: Specialist in Neurology, University of Milano, Department of Neurology, Division of muscle Diseases, Milano, Italy. Research Fellowship (1996-1997). Genetics of metabolic myopathies ïŸï€ Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Research Center for Muscular Dystrophy and Related Diseases, NY, USA. Research Fellowship (1998 and 2000). Genetics of metabolic myopathies and mitochondrial encephalomyopathies POSITIONS AND HONORS 1981-1983 Military Service; Officer Cyprus Army 1990-1995 Neurology Residency – employed by Greek government 1995-1996 Primary Care in rural areas – employed by Greek government 2000- 2002 Lecturer in Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece 2002-2008 Assistant Prof. Neurology School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece 2008-2012 Associate Prof. Neurology School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece 2012-now Prof. Neurology School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece 2008-now Director of Sector of Neurology & Sense Organs, University of Thessaly, Greece 2005-now Member of Genetic Epidemiology for Parkinson\s Disease Consortium (GEO-PD) 2004-now Member of the European Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (EURLSSG) 2010-now Member in Large of the EURLSSG Executive Committee 2007-now Head of Laboratory of Neurogenetics, BIOMED, CERETETH, Larissa, Greece 2012-now Member of ECTRIMS

Research Interest

Genetic basis and epidemiology of myopathies including metabolic myopathies, mitochondrial encephalomyopathies, muscular dystrophies, etc.,Genetic basis and epidemiology of Neurodegenerative Diseases including Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke, Motor Neuron Disease, etc.,Contribution of genetic factors in immune-pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis,Restless Legs Syndrome ïŸï€ Genetics of traumatic brain injury