Mikropoulos Efthimios

Mikropoulos Efthimios Phychiatrist

Education & Academic Qualifications

  • 1988: Graduate, Hellenic-American Educational Foundation, Athens College, Capps Award
  • 1988-1994: Medical University of Pecs- English Program, Pecs, Hungary. Medical Doctor Degree Summa Cum Laude-Medical Thesis: “The Median Palmar Orthodromic Sensory Conduction Study within the framework of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and its Electroneurographic Diagnostic Techniques”-Clerkships in US & Canada as Medical Student: 1) Internal Medicine, McGill, Royal Victoria Hospital, 2) Rheumatology, U. Penn, Hosp. Of Univ. of Pennsylvania, 3) Surgery, U. Penn, Graduate Hospital, 4) Neurology, McGill, Montreal Neurological Institute, 5) Neurology, Johns Hopkins, BMC, 6) Child Neurology, Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 1994: Diplomate, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA
  • 1995: Visiting Fellow, Neuromuscular Diseases Section, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1995-1996: Medical Internship at Graduate Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 1996-1999: Neurology Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
  • 1999: Neurophysiology (Electromyography) Fellowship, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 2000: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Doctoral thesis

  • 2011: “The Blink Reflex Test in Multiple Sclerosis”, High Honors. University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Greece.

Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees

  • 1995: License to Practice Medicine, Athens, Greece

  • 1995: Member of Athens Medical Association, Greece 

  • 1995: National Stroke Association, USA

  • 1996: American Association for Study of Headache, USA

  • 1996: American Medical Association, USA

  • 1997: American Academy of Neurology, USA

  • 1998: American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, USA

  • 1998: Unrestricted Medical License to Practice, Pennsylvania Medical Society, State of Pennsylvania, USA

  • 1999: Neurology Board Certification & License to Practice Neurology, Athens, Greece 

  • 2002: Allergan Neurotoxin Research Group Forum

  • 2002: Alvia S.A. appointed panhellenic trainer for Botox injection therapy (EMG-guided)

  • 2008: Member, Greek-American Medical College, Athens, Greece

  • 2012: Reviewer for The International Journal of Neuroscience

  • 2014: Registration at the Cyprus Medical Register & recognition of Neurology specialization


Work Experience

  • 2000-2001: Military Service in Greek Navy, Neurology Department of Athens Navy Hospital

  • 2001-2007: Neurology Staff, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens (Clinical Neurology, EEG, EMG, Botox)

  • 2001-cont: Private practice (Clinical Neurology, EEG, EMG, Botox)

  • 2007-cont: Neurology Consultant, HYGEIA Hospital, Athens

  • 2009-cont: Neurology Consultant, Filoktitis Rehabilitation Center, Attica, Greece


Clinical & Research Interest

Clinical Interests:

  • Multiple Sclerosis & related disorders (Doctorate Degree, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, “The Blink Reflex Test in Multiple Sclerosis”, High Honors, 2005-2011)

  • Headache & Craniofacial disorders (special participation at Montefiore Headache Center, NY, 1996; residency distinction for participation at 1st Headache Preceptorship, Univ. of California at San Francisco, 1999)

  • Stroke, cerebrovascular disorders & rehabilitation (Performed first ever intravenous thrombolysis treatment at Jacobi Medical Center, NY, 1997 and Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, 2002)

  • Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, Botox & Neurobloc (special participation in Movement Disorders Clinic, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, 1997-1998; Allergan Neurotoxin Research Group Forum, 2002; panhellenic trainer for Botox injection therapy (EMG-guided), Alvia S.A., 2002-2005)

  • Neuromuscular Disorders (special participation in Muscular Dystrophy Association clinics, NY, 1997-1998)

  • ALS (special participation in ALS Clinic, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, 1997-1998)

  • Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (special participation at Beth Israel North Medical Center, NY, 1999)

  • Electrodiagnosis & follow-up of neuromuscular disorders including cervical and lumbosacral radiculopathies, peripheral nerve injuries, myasthenia gravis)

  • Neuropsychiatric manifestations of systemic diseases, dementia, sleep disorders, pain disorders, epilepsy

  • Rational integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in clinical neurology (metabolomic medicine, dietary supplements, microbiome and nervous system disease, acupuncture, electromagnetic therapy, mind-body medicine, neuroplasticity cognitive training)

  • Neuropsychiatry: bridge between actual or perceived entity of the psyche and somatic manifestation, in clinical practice

  • Presentations given on topics of neurophysiology, multiple sclerosis and case-presentations in neuro-immunology of the peripheral nervous system

  • Participation in Greek and international scientific meetings, educational seminars

Research Interests:

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Recent Publications

  • Mikropoulos Ε. et al. Supratentorial Multiple Sclerosis Lesions Affect the Blink Reflex Test. The Open Neurology Journal 2010; 4: 92-99