Dr. Georgios Tsivgoulis

School : The School of Medicine
Position : Scientific Collaborator

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  • Neurosonology Fellowship grant from the Neurology Department of Eginition Hospital, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.
  • Research Grant entitled “Atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease” from the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Primary Investigator: Andrei V. Alexandrov, Professor of Neurology and Director of Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL)
  •   External Consultant of Research Grant entitled “Selection of Patients Eligible for Potential Revascularization by Multimodal Evaluation of Cerebral Hemodynamics and Vasodilatory Reserve in Presence of Symptomatic Carotid or Middle Cerebral artery Steno-οcclusive Disease” (NMRC Singapore/11922008) from the National Medical Research Council of Singapore (Primary Investigator: Vijay K. Sharma, Associate Professor of Neurology, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore)
  • National Coordinator of Greece EuroHYP-1 Trial (FP7 2007-2013, Grant Agreement 278709 funded by European Commission, http://www.eurohyp.org/NatCoord.html, Primary Investigator of Democritus University of Thrace, Partner of EuroHyp-1 FP7 Grant Agreement, http://www.eurohyp1.eu/joint-research-project/consortium/democritus-university-of-thrace/?L=1499)
  • External Consultant of International Clinical Research Center, St Anne’s Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic (Participant and Consultant in Regional Development Fund Project FNUSA-ICRC (No. CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0123)
  • Recipient of 50.000 Euros Grant Award «1 Mission 1 Million: getting to the heart of Stroke» (Boehringer Ingelheim, Primary Inverstigator: Konstantinos Vadikolias, Associate Professor of Neurology, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece)
  • Senior Researcher (Blinded evaluator of Transcranial Doppler recordings) in the funded by the National Institute of Health phase IIb Randomized Clinical Trial “Argatroban TPA Stroke Study 2” (ARTSS-2, NCT01464788)
  • Senior Researcher in “ICRC-ERA-Humanbridge” (Grant Agreeement no: 316345, Total Budget: 4.497.000 Euros, European Union Conrtibution: 100%, Leader of the NEURO 1 TEAM: Dr Robert Mikulik)
  • Co-Investigator in “Irish Stroke Clinical Trials Network” (Grant Reference Number CTN-PP-2014-865, Total Budget: 5.000.000 Euros, funded by the Health Research Board of the Republic of Ireland, Primary Investigator: Peter Kelly Professor of Neurology).
  • Co-investigator of CONVINCE (COlchicine for preventioN of Vascular Inflammation in Non-CardioEmbolic stroke – a randomised clinical trial of low-dose colchicine for secondary prevention after stroke) trial funded by the Health Research Board of the Republic of Ireland (Primary Investigator: Peter Kelly Professor of Neurology)
  • Senior Researcher in R01 NR016462-01 entitled “Head Positioning to Avert Worsening of Acute Ischemic Stroke Symptoms” (Principal Investigator: Anne W. Alexandrov, Impact Score:41, current revised version has been submitted)
  • Niarchos Diaspora Fellowship Grant 2016 (Primary Investigator)

Qualifications and Training:

  • MD (1999) - Medical Doctor, School of Medicine, Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki (1993-1999, Outstanding Degree, Honors)
  • Medical license (1999), Athens, Board of Medical Examiners
  • Certification in Neurology (2006), Athens, Board of Neurology Examiners
  • Residency training (2001-2005):
  • Resident of Internal Medicine, Acute Stroke Unit of Department of Clinical           
  • Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens (2001-2002).Resident of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens (2002-2005, / Member of the Stroke Team of Eginition Hospital (2003-2005)
  • PhD in Vascular Pathophysiology & Stroke (2002-2005) University of Athens, Greece.
  • Master of Science (Magister Artium) in Management of Health Sevices, University of Cyprus (2009-2011)
  • Fellowship training (2006-2007): Stroke /Neurosonology,
  •  Supervisor: Professor Andrei V. Alexandrov, Director of Comprehensive Stroke Center,  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology & Director of Stroke Research, UAB Comprehensive Stroke Center (2008-2013), Birmingham, AL
  • Current Position: 1. Associate Professor of Neurology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece (2014-) 2. Visiting Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of Stroke Research, Department of Neurology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN (2014-)
  • Neurosonology (2006) – Comprehensive Proficiency certification (Ultrasound Physics, Carotid Duplex, ), The American Society of Neuroimaging, USA
  • Registered Vascular Technologist (2007), American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS Registry Number: 120933)'
  • National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Certificate of Training (UCSD Stroke Center, San Diego, California, 2003-2006)
  • Modified Rankin Scale Certificate of Training (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2004)
  • BST 625, Summer Course of Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Grade A, 2007)
  • 34th AHA Seminar on Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Disease Protection (Tahoe, California, US, August 2008)
  • Hands-on, seven-day neurosonology course on applications of Transcranial Color Duplex in the diagnosis of movement disorders (Department of Neurology, University of Tubingen, Germany, Course Director: Professor Daniela Berg, 2008)
  • Hands-on, seven-day Course on therapeutic applications of Botulinum Toxin in the Treatment of Spasticity (Ospedale Valduce–Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center, Costamasnaga , Italy, Course Director: Professor Franco Molteni, 2011)



Associate Editor

  1. Journal of Neuroimaging (Associate Editor of Neurosonology Section)
  2. Nevrologia-GR (Official Journal of the Hellenic Neurologic Association)

Guest Editor

      1.   Stroke                

Member of Editorial Board

  1. Journal of Neuroimaging
  2. Frontiers in Epidemiology
  3. Stroke


  • 333 papers published in PubMed and 6 papers published in journals except PubMed (First Author: 110, Second Author: 39, Senior Author: 38)
  • 185 original articles published in PubMed (First Author:62, Second Author: 46, Senior Author: 25), 71 case reports, 56 review articles&editorials, 21 letters, 290 abstracts (original papers presented at major scientific meetings) published in refereed journals (First Author: 53, Second Author: 37, Senior Author: 21)
  • 29 papers published in Greek Medical Journals
  • 11 book chapters in International Medicine Books
  • 5 book chapter in Greek Medical Books
  • 79 invited lectures in International Conferences and International Neurological Institutions
  • 132 invited lectures in Local Scientific Conferences
  • Total Impact Factor of Papers: 1379 (ISI 2016), Mean Impact Factor: 4.7 (ISI 2016),
  • Total Impact Factor of Original Articles (ISI 2014): 783
  • Total Impact Factor of Abstracts published in refereed Journals: 1265
  • Number of Citations (Scopus/ISI): 4806, Number of Citations (Google Scholar):7508 H-Index (Scopus/ISI): 38 (First author in 17 publications included in the H-Index list, Second Author in 8 publications and Last Author in 1 Publication included in the H-Index list), H-Index (Google Scholar):45


  1. 11th European Stroke Conference (Geneva, Switzerland),
  2. 12th European Stroke Conference (Valencia, Spain)
  3. 13th European Stroke Conference (Mannheim, Germany)
  4. 14th European Stroke Conference (Bologna, Italy)
  5. 16th European Stroke Conference (Glasgow, UK)
  6. 17th European Stroke Conference (Nice, France)
  7. 18th European Stroke Conference (Stockholm, Sweden)
  8. 19th European Stroke Conference (Barcelona, Spain)
  9. 20th European Stroke Conference (Hamburg, Germany)
  10. 21th European Stroke Conference (Lisbon, Portugal)
  11. 22th European Stroke Conference (London, United Kingdom)
  12. 23 th European Stroke Conference (Nice, France)
  13. 6th European Federation of Neurological Societies Congress (Vienna, Austria)
  14. 9th European Federation of Neurological Societies Congress (Athens, Greece)
  15. 12th European Federation of Neurological Societies Congress (Madrid, Spain)
  16. 14th European Federation of Neurological Societies Congress (Geneva, Switzerland)
  17. 2007 American Society of  Neuroimaging Conference (Miami, Florida)
  18. 32 nd International Stroke Conference (San Francisco, California)
  19. 33rd International Stroke Confernece (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  20. 34th International Stroke Confernece (San Diego, California)
  21. 35th International Stroke Confernece (San Antonio, Texas)
  22. 36th International Stroke Conference (Los Angeles California)
  23. 38th  International Stroke Conference (Honolulu, Hawai)
  24. 39th  International Stroke Conference (San Diego, California)
  25. 40th  International Stroke Conference (Nashville, Tennessee)
  26. 41st  International Stroke Conference (Los Angeles, California)
  27. 42nd International Stroke Conference (Houston, Texas)
  28. 59th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (Boston, Massachusetts)
  29. 61th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (Seattle, Washington)
  30. 62nd  American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (Toronto, Canada)
  31. 19th Meeting of the European Neurological Society (Milan, Italy)
  32. 16th Meeting of the European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (Munich, Germany)
  33. 17th Meeting of the European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (Venice, Italy)
  34. 18th Meeting of the European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (Porto, Portugal)
  35. 19th Meeting of the European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (Rome, Italy)
  36. 22nd Meeting of the European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (Berlin, Germany)
  37. 1st European Stroke Organization Conference (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
  38. 2nd European Stroke Organization Conference (Barcelona, Spain)
  39. 3rd European Stroke Organization Conference (Prague, Czech Republic)
  40. 3rd International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain (Los Angeles, California)
  41. American Heart Association 2016 Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana)


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