Perakis Antonios Phychiatrist NeurologistDirector, Neurology Department HYGEIA Hospital
Education & Academic Qualifications
- 1979-1985: Faculty of Medicine Graduate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, marked with “Excellent”
- 1985-1989: Neurology Specialty, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Regular participation in annual congresses organized by:
- American Academy of Neurology
- European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
- European Academy of Neurology
Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees
Hellenic Neurological Society
Hellenic Society for Neuroscience
American Academy of Neurology
New York Academy of Science
1990 Reservist Registrar, Neurology Clinic, 251 Air Force General Hospital
1991-1993: Scientific associate, European Council Regulation 815/84, Leros PIKPA Asylum Deinstitutionalisation and Rehabilitation Project
1993-2010: Associate Physician, HYGEIA Hospital & private practice
2010-currently: Director, Neurology Clinic, HYGEIA Hospital
Clinical & Research Interest
Participation in multicenter clinical studies in progress:
ACTIVE I (atrial fibrilation clopidogrel trial with irbesartan for prevention of vascular events).
CISAVOMS (study on patients with high risk potential of conversion to CDMS)
Honors & Awards
1980 & 1981: Highest grade scholarship, University of Athens
1980-1985: Annual State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) scholarship
1982 & 1983: New researcher scholarship, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Columbia University, New York
1984: First prize in new researcher category, Sotiris Papastamatis Prize, Athens Medical Society (PhD candidate, Athens University Medical School)
A. Perakis and A. Delitheos. Procaryotic cell division and the possibility of reversible pharmacologic interference. Hippocrates; 6:61-65, 1981.
A. Perakis and F. Stylianopoulou. Effects of a prenatal androgen peak on rat brain sexual differentiation. J Endocrinology; 108:281-285, 1986.
AD Colon, A Plaitakis, A Perakis, S Berl and SS Clarke. Purification and characterization of a soluble and a particulate glutamate dehydrogenase from rat brain. J Neurochemistry; 46:1811-1819, 1986.
M Gizzi, S Rudolph and A Perakis. Ocular flutter in vidarabine toxicity. Am J Ophthalmology; 109:105, 1990.
A Perakis, D Tsagris and A Maniatis. Neurobrucellosis presenting as relapsing subacute meningitis and peripheral neuropathy. J Infect Diseases; 104:31-35, 1991.
J Tsiantis, A Perakis, P Kordoutis, G Kolaitis and V Zacharias. The Leros PIKPA Asylum Deinstitutionalisation and rehabilitation project. Br J Psychiatry; 167:10-45, 1995.
J Tsiantis, P Kordoutis, G Kolaitis, A Perakis and H Assimopoulos. The psychosocial dynamics of change at the Leros PIKPA asylum. Br J Psychiatry; 167:46-55, 1995.
P Kordoutis, G Kolaitis, A Perakis, P Papanikolopoulou and J Tsiantis. Change in care staff’s attitudes toward people with learning disabilities following intervention at the Leros PIKPA asylum. Br J Psychiatry; 167:56-69, 1995.
A Perakis, G Kolaitis, P Kordoutis, M Kranidioti and J Tsiantis. Mortality among institutionalised people with learning disabilities in Greece: a 30 year survey at the Leros PIKPA asylum. Br J Psychiatry; 167:70-77, 1995.
D Avramides, A Perakis, V Voudris and P Gezerlis. Noninvasive assessment of left ventricular systolic function by stress shortening relatio, rate of change of power, preload-adjusted maximal power and ejection force in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: prognostic implications. J Am Soc Echocardiography; 13:87-95, 2000.
Medical Society Archives
The Leros PIKPA Children, Kastaniotos Publications, 1995
Development in Internal Medicine, DTCA HYGEIA, 2001
Development in Internal Medicine, DTCA HYGEIA, 2006