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Dr. Ioannis Karakis

Ioannis Karakis, MD, PhD, MSc, FAAN, FANA, FACNS, FAES, FAANEM

Director, Grady Memorial Hospital Electroencephalography and Epilepsy Services

Dr. Karakis is a Professor of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. He graduated with honors from the Medical School of Athens, Greece. Subsequently he completed Neurology Residency at Boston Medical Center, Boston University, serving as the Chief Resident in the last year of his training. He then specialized in Clinical Neurophysiology by completing a two-year fellowship with focus on EEG, Epilepsy and Intraoperative Monitoring at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and a one-year fellowship with focus on EMG and Neuromuscular Medicine at Lahey Clinic, Tufts University and Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He also completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD thesis on quality of life in epilepsy in the Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece. He is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in Clinical Neurophysiology with added competency in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and in Electromyography by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Karakis has been elected as a fellow member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Epilepsy Society and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He also serves at the Clinical Neurophysiology Examination Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is interested in medical education and was conferred with the 2013 Faculty Teaching Award and 2014 Resident’s Friend Award by the Emory University Neurology Residency Program, the 2015 AB Baker Teacher Recognition Award by the American Academy of Neurology, the 2019 Hidden Gem Award by the Emory University School of Medicine and the 2023 Distinction in Teaching Award by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. His research interests span the whole spectrum of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Psychiatry/Neurology

Fellowships

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Affiliations

  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Medical School of Athens
  • Internship: Fairview Hospital
  • Residency: Boston University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

2011 Above and Beyond Award, Partners Neurology Residency Program, Harvard Medical School

2013 Faculty Teaching Award, Emory Neurology Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine

2014 Resident's Friend Award, Emory Neurology Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine

2015 Honoree of Celebration for Faculty Excellence, Emory University School of Medicine

2015 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award, American Academy of Neurology

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