Bio

 

Scientific interests

 

Clinical neurology, cognitive and behavioral neurology, neuropsychology, neuropalliative care, neuroimmunology

Neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neuropsychopharmacology, neuroesthetics

Medical education, neuroscience education, evidence-based education, peer teaching, team-based learning

 

Languages

Greek (native), English (fluent), French (advanced), Spanish (limited)

 

Medical licensure

United States

  • Limited License to practice medicine in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Medicine (June 2021)
  • Member of the Massachusetts Medical Society 
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification

Greece

  • Licensed to practice medicine in Greece without supervision (August 2019)
  • Panhellenic Medical Association license
  • Member of the Athens Medical Association 

 

 

 

Education

 

09/2013- 07/2019

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

M.D. degree. Graduation with honors

February-March 2019

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Visiting medical student, Subintern in Neurology. Grade: honors

09/2001- 06/2013

Lycée Léonin de Nea Smyrni, Athens Greece

Non-profit private school. High school diploma

 

 

Academic Positions

 

06-2022-present

Clinical Fellow in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

09/2019-present

Research Fellow in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

06/2021-06/2022

Clinical Associate of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

 

Research experience

 

06/2021-present

Collaborating Researcher

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Department of Neurology, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Translational Neuroimmunology Research Center 

Principal Investigator: Tanuja Chitnis, MD

01/2021- present

Principal Investigator

Health Workforce Education during the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges, innovations and lessons for the future - World Health Organization

Leading a project on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on health worker education, commissioned and funded by the WHO (2021/1110248)

09/2019- 06/2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Department of Neurology, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Translational Neuroimmunology Research Center 

Principal Investigator: Tanuja Chitnis, MD

Postdoctoral research fellowship in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology, encompassing both clinical research and laboratory-based work

10/2016- 08/2019

Research Trainee

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School

Department of Pharmacology, Neuropsychopharmacology Research Group

Principal Investigator: Christina Dalla, PhD

Projects: behavioral and neurochemical sex differences in rodent models of stress and depression

10/2014- 08/2019

Medical Education Research group member

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School

Department of Anatomy, Laboratory for Education and Research in Neuroscience

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth O. Johnson, PhD

Planning of new teaching methods, design and implementation of surveys on innovative medical education, with a focus on near peer-teaching

07/2016- 08/2016

Research Intern

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Neurotherapeutics Laboratory

Principal Investigator: Shi Yan Ng, PhD

Sponsored by the Singapore International Pre-graduate Award for a 2-month research attachment. Project: Characterization of 3D cerebral and spinal organoids for in vitro modeling of ALS and Parkinson’s Disease

 

 

 

Clinical experience

 

06/2022- present

PGY-2 Neurology Resident, Mass General Brigham Neurology Residency Program at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Neurology Resident covering General and Cerebrovascular inpatient Neurology floors, Neurologic Intensive Care Units, Emergency Department and outpatient clinics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital

06/2021- 06/2022

PGY-1 Preliminary Resident in Internal Medicine, Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital, Salem, MA

Intern in the Department of Medicine, serving as primary responding clinician for patients admitted in the General Medicine, telemetry and ICU floors. Additional experience in Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Urgent care, physical therapy. 

02/2019- 03/2019

Subinternship in Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 

Elective Advanced Clerkship in Neurology as a visiting medical student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Inpatient General Service and Stroke Service)

Grade: honors

09/2016- 06/2019

Daily clinical experience in NKUA teaching hospitals and affiliated departments in Athens, Greece

Clerkships included: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Radiology, Dermatology,  Clinical Therapeutics, Cardiology, Intensive Care, Pulmonology-Respiratory Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Urology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry

Additional voluntary duty in Emergency Departments: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, Intensive Care Unit

07/2017

Observership at the Department of Neurology and the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 

Teaching Experience

 

 

 

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Pathways Curriculum (MD program)

1. Mind, Brain and Behavior (Course Director: Tamara B. Kaplan, MD)

02/2020-present

Teaching Fellow

Preparation of learning materials (presentations, interactive cases, notes, questions), assistance in transitioning the course online during the COVID-19 pandemic

07/2020-present

Collaborative Learning Faculty, Lab Instructor (2020, 2021)

Instruction of Neuroanatomy laboratory sessions and small-group facilitation during Neurology didactic sessions in the 2020 and 2021 academic years

2. Transition to the Principal Clinical Experience (210-PWY150, Course Director: Alexandra Hovaguimian, MD)

08/2021

Lecturer

Leading faculty in problem-based learning stroke case sessions

09/2020

Lecturer

Leading faculty in problem-based learning stroke case sessions

3. Practice of Medicine (Course Director: Alexandra Hovaguimian, MD)

06/2021

Small group leader, central session

Independent leading of small-group teaching sessions on the Neurologic Examination

07/2020

Neurology Preceptor

Independent leading of small-group teaching sessions on the Neurologic Examination

3. Core Clerkships in Neurology

06/2022-present

Supervision and teaching of HMS 2nd year students in their inpatient Neurology clerkships at BWH and MGH

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

06/2021-06/2022

Clinical Associate of Medicine

Instruction and supervision of 3rd and 4th-year medical students at their Core Clerkship and Subinternship in Internal Medicine at Salem Hospital

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

MD program

Neuroanatomy Laboratory Exercises (Course Director: Elizabeth O. Johnson, PhD)

09/2017- 08/2019

Lab Coordinator

Supervision of Peer Teacher Leaders, scheduling and organization of laboratory exercises, curriculum and examinations, peer teacher mentoring and training

09/2016- 07/2017

Peer Teacher Leader

Organization of the laboratory exercises and practical examinations for more than 300 2nd year medical students. Supervision of a team of 55 peer teachers. Interactive, hands-on, team-based learning in groups of 4-5 students, using cadaveric specimens (brain hemispheres, brain stem, meninges), plastic models and atlas material

09/2016- 07/2017

Trainer and Evaluator, Neuroanatomy Peer Teaching Seminars

Hands-on training, lectures, teaching simulation in small groups, evaluation and selection of peer teachers

09/2015- 07/2016

Teaching Assistant (peer teacher)

Interactive, hands-on, team-based learning in groups of 4-5 students, using cadaveric specimens (brain hemispheres, brain stem, meninges), plastic models and atlas material

24th Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Athens, April 27-29, 2018: 

Neuroanatomy Workshop Coordinator and Demonstrator

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece 

Athens International Masters Programme in Neurosciences

(MSc, part of the Network of European Neuroscience Schools-NENS)

01/2021

Lecturer, “Antiseizure Medications”, part of the Neuropsychopharmacology lecture program

Lectures and interactive exercises for graduate students. Language: English.

06/2018

Lecturer, “Antiepileptic Drugs”, part of the Neuropsychopharmacology lecture program

Lectures and interactive exercises for graduate students. Language: English.

09/2017

Demonstrator, “Functional Neuroanatomy of the human brain” and “Rat brain dissection and anatomy”

Interactive, hands-on, team-based learning in small groups of graduate students, using cadaveric specimens (brain hemispheres), plastic models and atlas material. Language: English.

Lycée Léonin de Nea Smyrni High School, Athens, Greece

10/2018

Invited lecturer, “Consciousness, memory, happiness: the neuroscientist’s perspective” to a class of high school students preparing a research project

 

 

 

Scholarships, Honors & Awards

 

Scholarships:

1)

December 2021

Acceptance into the highly competitive Program for Post‐Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician‐Educators as a Harvard Macy Scholar

2)

November 2018

Registration and accommodation grant by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology for the ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods, Barcelona, Spain

3)

May 2018

Scholarship for the 7th Summer School of the World Hellenic Biomedical Association in Medical & Biosciences Research & Management, Athens and Mani Laconias, Greece

4)

July-August 2016

Singapore International Pre-graduate Award, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), for a 2-month research attachment

Travel and conference awards:

4)

April 2019

Travel Award by the American Association of Anatomists for an abstract presentation at the AAA Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2019, Orlando, Florida

5)

February 2019

Best oral presentation award, Neurology and Psychiatry Session, SaMED – Sarajevo International Medical Students Congress, Bosnia and Herzegovina

6)

May 2018

Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Performance in the 7th Summer School of the World Hellenic Biomedical Association in Medical & Biosciences Research & Management, Mani Laconias, Greece

Clinical performance:

7)

March 2019 

Medical Student Excellence Award for best grade in the Cardiology clerkship exams, presented by the NKUA Medical School 1st Department of Cardiology, Cardio Athena 2019, Athens, Greece

8)

January 2019

Distinction and exam exemption for outstanding performance, Advanced Clerkship in Internal Medicine, Department of Pathophysiology, Laiko General Hospital, NKUA Medical School

Medical Knowledge:

9)

May 2019

23nd Medical Olympics: 1st prize in the Clinical Knowledge Olympics organised by the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students in Thessaloniki, Greece

10)

May 2019

23nd Medical Olympics: 1st prize in the Preclinical Knowledge Olympics organised by the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students in Thessaloniki, Greece

11)

April 2018

22nd Medical Olympics: 1st prize in the Clinical Knowledge Olympics organized by the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students in Athens, Greece

12)

April 2018

22nd Medical Olympics: and 3rd prize in the Preclinical Knowledge Olympics organized by the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students in Athens, Greece

13)

May 2016

20th Medical Knowledge Olympics: 3rd prize in the pre-clinical contest organised by the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students in Patras, Greece

Other:

14)

June 2022

Research Award by the Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital Medicine Residency Program for research productivity among first-year resident physicians

15)

May 2015

Honorary award for the contribution to the organization of the 21st Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students in Athens, Greece

 

 

Book chapters

 

 

Nikolaos Kokras, Marinos G. Sotiropoulos, Eleni Poulogiannopoulou and Christina Dalla, “Maternal and infant pharmacokinetics of psychotropic medications during pregnancy and lactation” in: Perinatal Psychopharmacology, Editors: Faruk Uguz and Laura Orsolini; Springer, 2019

ISBN: 978-3-319-92918-7, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92919-4_2

 

 

 

Marinos Sotiropoulos, Anna Aktipi, Georgios Vasilopoulos, Eirini Tampasouli, “Customizing Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Presentation of clinical cases” in: Hormone therapy in Premature Ovarian Insufficiency and Menopause: State of the art, Editor: Irene Lambrinoudaki; 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology-NKUA, 2018

 

Marinos G. Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Kokras, Christina Dalla, “Sex and Alzheimer’s Disease: why do women have it worse?” In: When logic chases memory: the multifactorial threat of AD in the 21st century, Editors: Ioannis Sotiropoulos, Christina Dalla, Crete University Press, Greece, 2021 (Greek language)

 

 

 

 

Publications in scientific journals

 

1

Bose G, Healy BC, Lokhande HA, Sotiropoulos MG, Polgar-Turcsanyi M, Anderson M, Glanz BI, Guttman CRG, Bakshi R, Weiner HL, Chitnis T. 

Early predictors of clinical and MRI outcomes using LASSO in multiple sclerosis. Annals of Neurology. 2022 Apr 15. Epub ahead of print.

doi: 10.1002/ana.26370

Journal Impact Factor: 10.422

2

Sotiropoulos MG, Anagnostouli MA.

Genes, brain dynamics and art: the genetic underpinnings of creativity in dancing, musicality and visual arts. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience. 2021 Dec 30;20(4):1095-1104. 

doi: 10.31083/j.jin2004110

Journal Impact Factor: 2.117 (2022)

3

Baharnoori M, Wilson R, Saxena S, Gonzalez CT, Sotiropoulos MG, Keyhanian K, Healy BC, Chitnis T. 

Altered adipokine levels are associated with dimethyl fumarate treatment in multiple sclerosis patients. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 2021 Oct 4:103311.

doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2021.103311

Journal Impact Factor: 4.292 (2020)

4

Sotiropoulos MG, Lokhande H, Healy BC, Polgar-Turcsanyi, M, Glanz BI, Weiner HL, T. Chitnis T. 

Relapse recovery in multiple sclerosis: Effect of treatment and contribution to long-term disability. Multiple Sclerosis Journal-Experimental-Translational and Clinical. 2021 May 28;7(2)

doi: 10.1177/20552173211015503

5

Sotiropoulos MG, Poulogiannopoulou E, Delis F, Dalla C, Antoniou K, Kokras N.

Innovative screening models for the discovery of new schizophrenia drug therapies: an integrated approach. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery. 2021 Jan 29:1-16. 

doi: 10.1080/17460441.2021.1877657. 

Journal Impact Factor: 4.887 (2019)

6

Dedeilia A, Sotiropoulos MG.

Achieving 'impossible' career goals: antimentoring and uncalled-for landmines in the pursuit of happiness and equal opportunity. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2022;98:e192-e193.

doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-139188

Journal Impact Factor: 1.946 (2019)

7

Kokras N, Poulogiannopoulou E, Sotiropoulos MG, Paravatou R, Goudani E, Dimitriadou M, Papakonstantinou E, Doxastakis G, Perrea DN, Hloupis G, Angelis A, Argyropoulou A, Tsarbopoulos A, Skaltsounis AL, Dalla C.

Behavioral and Neurochemical Effects of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Total Phenolic Content and Sideritis Extract in Female Mice. Molecules. 2020 Oct 28;25(21):5000. 

doi: 10.3390/molecules25215000.

Journal Impact Factor: 3.267 (2019)

8

Sotiropoulos MG, Chitnis T.

Opposing and potentially antagonistic effects of BMP and TGF-β in multiple sclerosis: The “Yin and Yang” of neuro-immune Signaling. Journal of Neuroimmunology. October 2020; 347: 577358. 

 doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2020.577358

Journal Impact Factor:3.125 (2019)

9

Sotiropoulos MG.

Impostor syndrome: a calling for a career in medical education? Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2020 Jun 14.

doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-138360

Journal Impact Factor: 1.946 (2019)

10

Kokras N, Dioli C, Paravatou R, Sotiropoulos MG, Delis F, Antoniou K, Calogeropoulou T, Charalampopoulos I, Gravanis AG, Dalla C.

Psychoactive properties of BNN27, a novel neurosteroid derivate, in male and female rats. Psychopharmacology. August 2020; 237: 2435-2449

doi: 10.1007/s00213-020-05545-5

Journal Impact Factor: 3.424 (2018) 

11

Dedeilia A, Sotiropoulos MG, Hanrahan JG, Janga D, Dedeilias P, Sideris M.

Medical and Surgical Education Challenges and Innovations in the COVID-19 Era: A Systematic Review. In Vivo. June 2020 vol. 34 no. 3 suppl 1603-1611.

doi: 10.21873/invivo.11950

Journal Impact Factor: 1.609 (2019)

12

Karamaroudis S*, Poulogiannopoulou E*, Sotiropoulos MG*, Kalantzis T, Johnson EO.

* equal contribution as first authors

Implementing Change in Neuroanatomy Education: Organization, Evolution and

Assessment of a Near-Peer Teaching Program in an Undergraduate Medical School in 

Greece. Anatomical Sciences Education. 2020 Jan 18.

doi: 10.1002/ase.1944 

Journal Impact factor: 4.027 (2018)

13

Sotiropoulos MG. 

The Patient I Didn’t Like. JAMA Neurology. 2020 Jan 1;77(1):11-12.

doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.3899

Journal Impact factor: 12.321 (2018) 

 

 

Published Conference Abstracts

1.     Bose G, Healy B, Saxena S, Saleh F, Paul A, Sotiropoulos M, et al. Early Levels of Neurofilament Light Chain and Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Improve Prediction of MS Outcomes (S19.002). Neurology. 2022;98(18 Supplement):291.

2.     Sotiropoulos M, Kaplan T, Doughty C. No Brains, No Problem: Teaching Neuroanatomy Virtually During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2823). Neurology. 2021;96(15 Supplement):2823.

3.     Kaplan T, Sotiropoulos M, Doughty C. Fostering an Inclusive and Supportive Virtual Learning Environment in a Remote Preclinical Neuroscience Medical School Course (34). Neurology. 2021;96(15 Supplement):34.

4.     Bose G, Lokhande H, Sotiropoulos M, et al. Determination of early prognostic factors associated with 10-year outcome in multiple sclerosis: a comprehensive single centre study (2271). Neurology. 2021;96(15 Supplement):2271.

5.     Bose, G., Lokhande, H., Sotiropoulos, M., Polgar-Turcsanyi, M., Healy, B.C., Saxena, S., Saleh, F., Paul, A., Glanz, B., Guttmann, C.R.G. and Bakshi, R., 2021, October. Early predictors of long-term functional and patient-reported outcomes in MS. In MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL (Vol. 27, No. 2_ SUPPL, pp. 286-286). 1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.

6.     Sotiropoulos MG, Lokhande H, Rosso M, Healy BC, Yano H, Gaitan-Walsh P, Kimbrough D, Glanz BI, Weiner L, Chitnis T. The Contribution Of Relapse Recovery To Longterm Outcomes In MS. InMULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL 2020 May 1 (Vol. 26, No. 1_ SUPPL, pp. 159-159). 1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.

7.     Bose G, Lokhande H, Sotiropoulos MG, Polgar-Turcsanyi M, Healy BC, Saxena S, Saleh F, Paul A, Glanz BI, Weiner HL, Chitnis T. Association of Early Prognostic Factors with 10-Year Brain Atrophy and Disability in Multiple Sclerosis: a Comprehensive Single Center Study. In MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL 2021 Jun 1 (Vol. 27, No. 1_ SUPPL, pp. 61-62). 1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.

8.     Sotiropoulos, M., Lokhande, H., Healy, B., Polgar-Turcsanyi, M., Glanz, B., Bakshi, R., Weiner, H. and Chitnis, T., 2020, December. Relapse recovery in ms: effect of treatment and contribution to long-term disability. In MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL (Vol. 26, No. 3_ SUPPL, pp. 351-351). 1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.

9.     Sotiropoulos M.G., Karamaroudis S., Poulogiannopoulou E. and Johnson E.O.&[Iota]mplementation and evaluation of a near‐peer teaching program in a Neuroanatomy course for medical students. FASEB j.2019 Apr; 33 (S1): 605. doi:10.1096/fasebj.2019.33.1_supplement.605.1.

Oral presentations

 

presenter:

November 2021

How your brain decides what is beautiful: the neuroscience of esthetics

Invited Talk, The unseen details of beauty How treatment with Botulinum Toxin Type A and HA fillers reveals natural beauty, Allergan Aesthetics, Athens, Greece

September 2019

Your brain on art: Introduction to Neuroesthetics

Invited talk, Northeastern Undergraduate Researchers of Neuroscience, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

April 2019

Scientifically speaking: how to ace it (preparing and delivering a successful scientific presentation in a biomedical congress) 

Invited talk, Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students, Department of Athens

November 2018

Customizing Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Presentation of clinical cases

Hormone therapy in Premature Ovarian Insufficiency and Menopause: State of the art Lectures, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NKUA Medical School

October 2017

The effectiveness of peer teaching in Neuroanatomy … with actual proof

2nd Neuroanatomy Peer Teaching Seminar “Training the trainers”, Laboratory for Education and Research in Neuroscience (LERNs), Department of Anatomy, NKUA Medical School

November 2016

The arts’ brain, the brain’s art. Introduction to Neuroesthetics-Interaction with Medicine

Invited talk, Neuroesthetics Round Table, 2nd Interdisciplinary Congress on Pediatric and Adolescent Multiple Sclerosis “Dialogues of Hellenic Neuroscientists on Pediatric and Adolescent MS”, Athens

May 2016

Biological Mechanisms of Neuroplasticity

“The Human Brain: Made for Change” Round Table, 22nd Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Patras

May 2016

Early-life refugee experience and risk of mental disorder in adult life: the role of epigenetics

Oral Presentation, 22nd Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Patras

November 2015

The human leukocyte antigen system and autoimmune neurological disorders

“Immunogenetics of Multiple Sclerosis” Symposium, 3rd Panhellenic Conference of the Hellenic Academy of NeuroImmunology on Multiple Sclerosis “Relapses”, HelANI, Eugenides Foundation and Metropolitan Hotel, Athens

May 2015

The HLA system and autoimmune neurological disorders

“Immunogenetics of Multiple Sclerosis” Round Table, 21st Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Athens

May 2015

Defecation and disorders: a psychoneuroendocrinological approach

Oral presentation, 21st Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Athens

May 2014

Diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives of novel biology

“Single Cell Biology” Round Table, 20th Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Porto Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki

co-author:

February 2019

The warrior and the worrier: a brief analysis of the neural circuits activated in fear and stress disorders
Dedeilia A, Georgilaki V, Karagiannis S, Nikolakea M, Papadakis K, Sotiropoulos MG, Johnson EO, 4th SaMED – Sarajevo International Medical Students Congress, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

October 2015

Evidence-based innovation in medical education: The outstanding results of peer teaching

Karamaroudis S, Poulogianopoulou E, Sotiropoulos M, Johnson EO, Oral presentation, HIPON International Conference and ICT Workshop “Improving Pathology Teaching”, 1st Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, NKUA (supported by the European Commission), Athens

May 2015

Evidence-based innovation in medical education: The outstanding results of peer teaching

Karamaroudis S, Poulogianopoulou E, Sotiropoulos M, Oral presentation, 21st Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Athens

 

 

Poster presentations

 

1)

April 2022

Early levels of neurofilament light chain and glial fibrillary acidic protein improve prediction of MS outcomes

G. Bose, B. C. Healy, M. G. Sotiropoulos, S. Saxena, F. Saleh, A. Paul, H. A. Lokhande, M. Polgar-Turcsanyi, B. I. Glanz, C.R.G. Guttman, R. Bakshi, H. L. Weiner, T. Chitnis.

American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2022, virtual conference

2)

October 2021

 

Predictive value of serum neurofilament and glial fibrillary acid protein at MS onset with long-term clinical and radiologic outcomes

G. Bose, H. Lokhande, C. Barro, M.G. Sotiropoulos, M. Polgar-Turcsanyi, B.C. Healy, S. Saxena, F. Saleh, A. Paul, B. I. Glanz, H. L. Weiner, T. Chitnis

European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis  - ECTRIMS Forum 2021, virtual conference

3)

October 2021

 

Early predictors of long-term functional and patient-reported outcomes in MS

G. Bose, H. Lokhande, M.G. Sotiropoulos, M. Polgar-Turcsanyi, B.C. Healy, S. Saxena, F. Saleh, A. Paul, B. I. Glanz, H. L. Weiner, T. Chitnis

European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis  - ECTRIMS Forum 2021, virtual conference

4)

April 2021

No Brains, No Problem: Teaching Neuroanatomy Virtually During the COVID-19 Pandemic

M. G. Sotiropoulos, T.B. Kaplan, C.T. Doughty.

American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2021, virtual conference

5)

April 2021

Fostering an Inclusive and Supportive Virtual Learning Environment in a Remote Preclinical Neuroscience Medical School Course

T.B. Kaplan, M.G. Sotiropoulos, C.T. Doughty.

American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2021, virtual conference

6)

April 2021

Determination of early prognostic factors associated with 10-year outcome in multiple sclerosis: a comprehensive single centre study

G. Bose, H. Lokhande, M. G. Sotiropoulos, M. Polgar-Turcsanyi, B. C. Healy, S. Saxena, F. Saleh, A. Paul, B. I. Glanz, H. L. Weiner, T. Chitnis.

American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2021, virtual conference

7)

February 2021

Association of Early Prognostic Factors with 10-Year Brain Atrophy and Disability in Multiple Sclerosis: a Comprehensive Single Center Study

G. Bose, H. Lokhande, M. G. Sotiropoulos, M. Polgar-Turcsanyi, B. C. Healy, S. Saxena, F. Saleh, A. Paul, B. I. Glanz, H. L. Weiner, T. Chitnis.

ACTRIMS Forum 2021- Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, virtual conference

8)

September 2020

Relapse recovery in MS: Effect of treatment and contribution to long-term disability

M. G. Sotiropoulos, H. Lokhande, B. C. Healy, M. Polgar-Turcsanyi, B. I. Glanz, R. Bakshi, H. L. Weiner, T. Chitnis.

MSVirtual 2020-8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting, virtual conference

9)

February 2020

The Contribution Of Relapse Recovery To Long-term Outcomes In MS

M. G. Sotiropoulos, H. Lokhande, M. Rosso, B. C. Healy, H. Yano, P. Gaitan-Walsh, D. Kimbrough, B. I. Glanz, H. L. Weiner, T. Chitnis.

ACTRIMS Forum 2020-Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, West Palm Beach, FL

10)

October 2019

Psychoactive properties of BNN27, a novel neurosteroid derivate, in male and female rats 

M. G. Sotiropoulos, N. Kokras, C. Dioli, R. Paravatou, I. Charalampopoulos, A. G. Gravanis, C. Dalla 

Neuroscience 2019, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

Poster session: Mechanisms Underlying Depression and Anxiety

11)

July 2019

Behavioral and neurochemical effects of olive oil total phenolic content and sideritis extract in female mice

E. Poulogiannopoulou, M. G. Sotiropoulos, R. Paravatou, M. Dimitriadou, D. Perrea, A. Tsarbopoulos, AL. Skaltsounis, N. Kokras, C. Dalla

FENS Regional Meeting 2019, Foundation of European Neuroscience Societies, Belgrade, Serbia
Poster session: Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience 

12)

April 2019

Implementation and evaluation of a near-peer teaching program in a Neuroanatomy course for medical students

M. G. Sotiropoulos, S. Karamaroudis, E. Poulogiannopoulou, E. O. Johnson

American Association of Anatomists Annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019, Orlando, FL (with a travel award)

Poster session: Anatomy Education: Lab teaching strategies

 

 

Editorial and Peer Review Roles

 

Editorial Board Member

 

Frontiers in Neurology

Frontiers in Neuroscience (IF: 3.566)

Frontiers in Pharmacology (IF: 5.81)

Frontiers in Psychiatry (IF: 3.82)

Editorial Board Member, Review Editor for Neuropharmacology

Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience (IF: 3.104)

Editorial Board Member, Review Editor for Behavioral Endocrinology

 

 

Peer reviewer 

Invited to provide peer review for submitted articles on medical education, neuroscience and neurology:

 

 

1

Advances in Medical Education and Practice (IF: 1.11)

2

Frontiers in Neuroscience (IF: 3.566)

3

Frontiers in Pharmacology (IF: 5.81)

4

Frontiers in Psychiatry (IF: 3.82)

5

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF: 3.39)

6

JMIR Medical Education

7

JMIR Research Protocols

8

JMIRx Med

9

Journal of Clinical Medicine (IF: 3.303)

10

Journal of General Internal Medicine (IF: 4.606)

11

Journal of Integrative Neuroscience (IF: 2.117)

12

Journal of Medical Internet Research (IF: 5.03)

13

Journal of Personalized Medicine (IF: 4.433)

14

Medical Education (IF: 4.570)

15

Pharmaceutics (IF: 6.32)

 

Society Membership

 

American Societies:

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

American College of Physicians (ACP)

Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

American Association for Anatomy (AAA)

Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA)

Massachusetts Medical Society

     2022-2023: Resident Member of the Committee on Arts, History, Humanism & Culture

European Societies:

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)

Greek Societies:

Athens Medical Association

Hellenic Society for Neuroscience (HSfN)

Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students

     2015-2016: Treasurer, Board of Directors, Department of Athens

     Organisation of Scientific Meetings, Workshops and Conferences, Financial Management,     

     Bookkeeping, Member Registrations, Public Relations

Hellenic Medical Students International Committee

 

Public Awareness Activities

 

01/2021

Trusted Messenger for the COVID-19 vaccine, as part of the public outreach initiative of Mass General Brigham healthcare system in Massachusetts, working to inform the public about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines against COVID-19  

05/2019

Coordination and presentation of a workshop for children aged 13-16 in “Exploring the Human Brain”, a public awareness event organized by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, the Academy for Neurosciences and the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Athens, Greece

03/2018

Lecture and coordination of learning stations in “Exploring the Brain”, a public awareness event organized by the Academy for Neurosciences and the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience for Brain Awareness Week 2018. Supported by the Dana Foundation-Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

10/2018

Invited lecture, “Consciousness, memory, happiness: the neuroscientist’s perspective” to a class of high school students preparing a research project, Athens, Greece

10/2018

Translation and editing of the Federation for European Neuroscience Societies Committee on Animals in Research-CARE brochure for the Greek public, on behalf of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience

 

 

Administrative, Organizational and Leadership Experience

 

2022-2023

Resident Member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Arts, History, Humanism & Culture

2020-2021

Member of the interview committee, BWH/MGH Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology Fellowship Program

Interviewed senior neurology residents applying for a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology at Mass General Brigham

2020-2021

Member of the interview committee, BWH Translational Neuroimmunology Research Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Interviewed applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in clinical, computational translational and basic neuroimmunology research at BWH

As an active member and treasurer (2015-2016) of the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students-Department of Athens, organization of more than 20 scientific meetings, workshops and congresses, in collaboration with students, faculty and university departments. 

Certain appointments include:

July-August 2016

Head of Finance, Primary Health Care Elective Placements “Apovasis” 2016, summer voluntary programme for medical students in Greek islands

October 2015

Head of the organizing committee, Me and my patient: a dynamic relationship, Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students-Dep. of Athens, “Agia Sofia” Childrens’ Hospital Auditorium, Athens

May 2015

Press and Social Media Secretary, 21st Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students and 9th International Forum of Medical Students and Junior Doctors, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

January 2015

Head of the Organizing Committee, Experimental and Clinical Research meeting, Department of Experimental Surgery, NKUA Medical School

 

Member of the organizing committee in numerous meetings and workshops, including:

December 2017

27th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Athens

May 2016

22nd Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Patras

April-May 2016 and October 2017

Neuroanatomy Peer Teaching Seminar: Training the trainers, Laboratory for Education and Research in Neuroscience (LERNs), Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Athens (Head: Professor Elizabeth Johnson)

November 2015

The medical journey: education, careers and leadership, Experimental-Research Centre ELPEN & Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students, Divani Caravel Hotel

July-August 2015

Primary Health Care Elective Placements “Apovasis” 2015, voluntary programme

July 2015

Current position and perspectives of molecular medicine, Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Athens

April 2015

Biomedical Engineering: when medicine meets engineering, Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students & IEEE EMB, Athens

November 2014

Career Day: Residency and Academic Research in Europe and the USA, Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students, Dep. of Athens, Health Sciences Library, Athens

 

 

Participation in scientific meetings

 

  1. Program for Post‐Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician‐Educators as a Harvard Macy Scholar, Harvard Macy Institute, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Boston Children’s Hospital, online program, December 11-13, 2021
  2. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2021, online conference, April 2021
  3. MSVirtual 2020-8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting, online conference, September 11-13, 2020
  4. ACTRIMS Forum 2020-Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, West Palm Beach, FL, February 27-29, 2020
  5. Neuroscience 2019, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2019
  6. 25th Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students and 13th International Forum of Medical Students and Junior Doctors, Thessaloniki, May 8-10, 2019
  7. Experimental Biology 2019, (sponsored by an American Association of Anatomists Travel Award), Orlando, Florida, April 6-9, 2019
  8. European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Workshop on Clinical Research Methods (sponsored by an ECNP grant), Barcelona, Spain, November 7-9 2018
  9. 5th Cochrane Workshop: “Writing a protocol for a Cochrane systematic review”, The Cochrane Collaboration, Athens, September 28-29, 2018
  10.     10.7th Summer School of the World Hellenic Biomedical Association in Medical & Biosciences Research & Management (sponsored by a WHBA scholarship), May 16-25, 2018, Athens and Mani Lakonia, Greece. 
  11.     11. 43rd Panhellenic Medical Congress, Athens Medical Society, May 9-12, 2018
  12.     12.24th Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students and 12th International Forum of Medical Students and Junior Doctors, Athens, April 27-29, 2018
  13.     13.43rd Panhellenic Medical Congress, Athens Medical Society, May 10-13, 2017 
  14.     14.2nd Interdisciplinary Congress on Pediatric and Adolescent Multiple Sclerosis “Dialogues of Hellenic Neuroscientists on Pediatric and Adolescent MS”, Athens, November 25-27, 2016
  15.     15.22nd Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Patras, May 13-15, 2016
  16.     16.The history of Neurology: from antiquity till today, Institut de l’ Histoire de la médecine, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France & Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, February 26-27, 2016
  17.     17.3rd Panhellenic Conference of the Hellenic Academy of Neuroimmunology on Multiple Sclerosis “Relapses”, HelANI, Eugenides Foundation and Metropolitan Hotel, Athens, November 19-22, 2015
  18.     18.HIPON International Conference and ICT Workshop on “Improving Pathology Teaching”, 1st Department of Pathology, NKUA Medical School (supported by the European Commission), Athens, October 22-23, 2015
  19.     19.FENS Featured Regional Meeting 2015, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, “I.Vellidis Conference Centre”, Thessaloniki, October 7-10,2015
  20.     20.21st Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students and 9th International Forum of Medical Students and Junior Doctors, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, May 15-17, 2015 (18 European CME Credits)
  21.     21.Neuroanatomy & Neuroradiology Workshop, Laboratory of Education and Research in Neurosciences, 21st Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, May 17, 2015
  22.     22.Publications and Scientific Research for Medical Students, Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students, Dep. of Athens, Library of Health Sciences, April 1, 2015
  23.     23.Trauma management in the emergency room & suturing workshop, Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students, Dep. of Athens, NKUA Medical School, July 11, 2014
  24.     24.20th Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students and 8th International Forum of Medical Students and Junior Doctors, Porto Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, May 9-11, 2014 (15 CME)
  25.     25.Stem Cells Days, Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students & Department of Biology, NKUA Medical School & Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Athens, December 11-13, 2013