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Andreas Alexopoulos, MD, MPH

216.636.5860

Andreas Alexopoulos, MD, MPH
Department: Epilepsy Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.4378
Andreas Alexopoulos, MD, MPH
Department: Neurosciences
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.4378
Andreas Alexopoulos, MD, MPH
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.4378
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Andreas Alexopoulos, MD, MPH, is a Staff Physician in the Epilepsy Center of the Neurological Institute, located on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed in 2005 subsequent to completion of a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. Prior to his appointment, he was Chief Resident in adult neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City. Dr. Alexopoulos is certified in neurology and in clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and he is certified in MRI/CT by the American Society of Neuroimaging. His specialty interests include epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy surgery and translational research in epilepsy.

Dr. Alexopoulos received his medical degree from the University of Athens, graduating with honors. He served in the Hellenic navy as a Physician Petty Officer. He returned to the United States for an internship in medicine and surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Boston, Mass. He is licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, as well as Greece and the United Kingdom.

Professional Highlights

Dr. Alexopoulos is principal investigator or co-investigator of several research trials. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, and he has contributed numerous chapters to medical textbooks in his field. He has twice received the Cleveland Clinic’s World Class Service Recognition Award.

Dr. Alexopoulos has been the Director of the clinical and research fellowship programs in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center since 2009. Currently, he is also the Director of the Neurological & Behavioral Sciences year 1 course at the Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Alexopoulos is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the Society of Neuroscience and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, among others. He is a Diplomate of neurology and the subspecialty of clinical neurophysiology of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Cleveland State University
Public Health
Cleveland, OH USA
2005
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy and Clinic Neurophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2005
Residency - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Neurology
New York, NY USA
2002
Internship - Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Internal Medicine
Newton, MA USA
1999
Medical School - University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian
Athens Greece
1993

Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology- Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology- Epilepsy

Specialty Interests

Adult and geriatric epilepsy, seizure manifestations, medical and surgical treatment of seizure disorders, clinical neurophysiology, electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), video-EEG, epilepsy surgery, multimodality non invasive investigations in patients with epilepsy, functional MRI (fMRI), EEG/fMRI, intracranial EEG monitoring for presurgical evaluation, neurostimulation, advancements in noninvasive diagnosis and management of patients with epilepsy

Awards & Honors

  • Chief Resident in Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
  • Chief Fellow in Epilepsy, Cleveland Clinic
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Mount Sinai Medical Student Council 
  • Distinction for Honorary Graduation, University of Athens School of Medicine

Additional Training

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (degree awarded by Cleveland State University)

Innovations & Patents

Dr. Alexopoulos has been instrumental in establishing the magnetoencephalography (MEG) laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center. The laboratory, which has been in operation since 2009, provides cutting edge recordings and interpretations of clinical MEG signals in patients with difficult-to-treat epilepsies.

Memberships

  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Certified Member of the American Society of Neuroimaging

Treatment & Services

  • Behavioral Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management
  • Depth Electrode Recordings
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Intraoperative Brain Mapping And Monitoring
  • Magnetoencephalography (meg)
  • Neuroimaging (mri, Pet, Spect, Meg Scans)
  • Novel Epilepsy Imaging (PET, SPECT, MEG, fMRI)
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Non-epileptic Seizure
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Seizure Manifestations
  • Seizures
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Women's Health And Epilepsy

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/12/2014, Dr. Alexopoulos has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Greek