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Ioannis  Koukoulithras
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I am in the 5th year of a 6 year MD (Doctor of Medicine) program at the University of Ioannina , Greece. I am interested in neurosurgery, neurophysiology of chronic pain and its management, neurological disorders, sleep medicine, deep brain stimulation,rehabilitation, vertigo,dizziness. I am an assistant in the laboratory of Embryology , Anatomy , Histology in University of Ioannina, an institution that allows talented and gifted medical students to expand their knowledge by teaching.Also I am a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Moreover, I have published medical articles in Greek prestigious medical websites and prestigious journals.Last, but not least, I have participated in many congresses and seminars regarding to neurology and orthopedics.

Selected Published papers

Koukoulithras I, Kolokotsios S, Plexousakis M. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: From Pathology to Treatment (August 18, 2020) 10.2139/ssrn.3676373

Koukoulithras I, Kolokotsios S, Plexousakis, M. Stamouli A. Parkinson: From etiology to Treatment.(29 July , 2020) Available at
TrueMed: https://www.truemed.gr/ygeia/parkinson-aitiopathogeneia- therapeia/

Koukoulithras I. Chronic Pain: Nociceptive and Neuropathic pain. Available at TrueMed: https://www.truemed.gr/ygeia/xronios-ponos/

Koukoulithras I, Kolokotsios S, Plexousakis M. A contemporary approach to Myofascial Pain Syndrome. (April, 2020) Available at TrueMed: https://www.truemed.gr/ygeia/sygxroni-proseggisi-sto-syndromo- myoperitoniakolu-ponou/

Koukoulithras I, Kolokotsios S, Plexousakis M. The role of the Biopsychosocial Model in Myofascial Pain Syndrome. 7th Lublin International Medical Congress (Oral Presentation).

Selected Certificates of Attendance:

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Bleeding Control (B-CON)
4th National Scientific Congress , SOS Doctors
9th Panhellenic Paediatric respiratory Conference
74th Conference of Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology.
Post-educational Conference of heart, Diabetes and musculoskeletal. New Data.
3rd Panhellenic conference of Emergency Medicine with international participation
3rd Panhellenic conference of Emergency Medicine with international participation
Seminars in neurology; From pathology to treatment- New data in the pharmacotherapy of Neurological Diseases
Can Stress-related Disorders Cause Neurodegenerative Diseases?
What Explains the Higher Risk for Alzheimer's in Women?
Updates in Parkinson Disease 2019: A Year in Review Can Sleep Decrease the Risk for Parkinson's in Men?
How Would You Manage These Patients with Spondyloarthritis? A Virtual Simulation
Preparing For The Era of Targeted Therapy in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Patient-Centric Approach
Rotator Cuff Anatomy & Rehabilitation Knee Anatomy and Clinical Conditions

3rd prize for the oral presentation at the 8th Lublin international medical conference with title “The long term effectiveness of acupuncture versus placebo on patients with TTH. A systematic review and Meta analysis”



Reviewer Keywords
migraine pain dizziness vertigo tension type headache glioblastoma traumatic brain injury neuro oncology deep brain stimulation chronic and acute pain management epilepsy research chronic subjective dizziness pulmonary medicine-sleep apnea-critical care medicine-insomnia parkinson' s disease headache with aura orthopedics and trauma general neurosurgery
Publications (5)

Recent article categories: Neurology, Otolaryngology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation