Georgios Tsivgoulis , M.D., Ph.D., MSc, FESO

Georgios Tsivgoulis , M.D., Ph.D., MSc, FESO

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Visiting Associate Professor of Neurology
Director of Stroke Research
Department of Neurology, UTHSC

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, Head of the Department: Professor Mavrikakis Myron/ Head of the Acute Stroke Unit: Vemmos Konstantinos).
    • Resident of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens (2002-2005, Head of the Department: Professor Vassilopoulos Demetrios)/ Member of the Stroke Team of Eginition Hospital (2003-2005, Head of the Stroke Team: Lecturer Spengos Konstantinos)
  • PhD in Vascular Pathophysiology (2002-2005) University of Athens, Greece, PhD Supervisor: Professor Mavrikakis Myron MD, PhD (Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, Greece).
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Master of Science (Magister Artium) in Management of Health Sevices, University of Cyprus (2009-2011)


  • 188 papers published in PubMed: 104 original articles (First Author: 32, Second Author: 26, Senior Author: 10), 46 case reports, 25 review articles&editorials, 13 letters, 210 abstracts (original papers presented at major scientific meetings) published in refereed journals (First Author: 79, Second Author: 56, Senior Author: 3) and 7 book chapters
  • 40 invited lectures in International Conferences and International Neurological Institutions
  • Total Impact Factor of Papers: 806.318 (ISI 2012), Mean Impact Factor: 4.455 (ISI 2012), Total Impact Factor of Original Articles (ISI 2012): 404.452
  • Total Impact Factor of Abstracts published in refereed Journals: 955.780
  • Number of Citations (Scopus/ISI): 2398, H-Index: 27 (First author in 12 publications included in the H-Index list, Second Author in 6 publications included in the H-Index list)

Contact Us

Department of Neurology

855 Monroe Ave, Suite 415
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6199
Fax: (901) 448-7440

Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD
Department of Neurology
Semmes-Murphey Professor

Marc Malkoff, MD
Residency Training Program Director

Kristin Loan-Jonakin
Adult Neurology Residency
Training Coordinator
Phone: (901) 448-6661
Fax: (901) 448-7440