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Neurology

Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Department of Neurology
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Stelios Manolis Smirnakis, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience [view Neuroscience profile]

Clinical Service Area

Neurology

Specialty

Stroke
Neurocritical Care
Intensive Care
Vascular Neurology

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Clinic Appointments

713-798-8472

Consult

713-798-8472

Medical School

M.D./Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Internship

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Residency

Partners Neurology Program, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals, Boston, Mass.

Clinical Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Clinical Interests

Vascular neurology and neurocritical care

Research Interests

We use in vivo functional magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiology and two-photon techniques to study cortical network function in health and disease.

Contact Information

Stelios Manolis Smirnakis, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS NB302
Houston, Texas 77030

Tel: 713-798-3847
Fax: 713-798-3946
Email:

Journal Publications (Selected out of 24)

  • Hannawi Y, Smirnakis SM. Emerging subspecialties: neuroinformatics. Neurology. 2013;80(15):e166-8. [View journal article]
  • Kim JY, Ash RT, Ceballos-Diaz C, Levites Y, Golde TE, Smirnakis SM, et al. Viral transduction of the neonatal brain delivers controllable genetic mosaicism for visualising and manipulating neuronal circuits in vivo. Eur J Neurosci. 2013;37(8):1203-20. [View journal article]
  • Lee S, Papanikolaou A, Logothetis NK, Smirnakis SM, Keliris GA. A new method for estimating population receptive field topography in visual cortex. Neuroimage. 2013;81:144-57. [View journal article]
  • Shao Y, Keliris GA, Papanikolaou A, Fischer MD, Zobor D, Jagle H, et al. Visual cortex organisation in a macaque monkey with macular degeneration. Eur J Neurosci. 2013;38(10):3456-64. [View journal article]
  • Smyrnakis I, Smirnakis S. Information transfer through stochastic transmission of a linear combination of rates. Neural Comput. 2013;25(9):2265-302. [View journal article]
  • Dominik Fischer M, Zobor D, Keliris GA, Shao Y, Seeliger MW, Haverkamp S, et al. Detailed functional and structural characterization of a macular lesion in a rhesus macaque. Doc Ophthalmol. 2012;:. [View journal article]
  • Suarez JI, Geocadin R, Hall C, Le Roux PD, Smirnakis S, Wijman CA, et al. The Neurocritical Care Research Network: NCRN. Neurocrit Care. 2012;16(1):29-34. [View journal article]
  • Wijman CA, Smirnakis SM, Vespa P, Szigeti K, Ziai WC, Ning MM, et al. Research and technology in neurocritical care. Neurocrit Care. 2012;16(1):42-54. [View journal article]
  • Nichols JA, Nichols AR, Smirnakis SM, Engineer ND, Kilgard MP, Atzori M. Vagus nerve stimulation modulates cortical synchrony and excitability through the activation of muscarinic receptors. Neuroscience. 2011;189:207-14. [View journal article]
  • Golshani P, Goncalves JT, Khoshkhoo S, Mostany R, Smirnakis S, Portera-Cailliau C. Internally mediated developmental desynchronization of neocortical network activity. J Neurosci. 2009;29(35):10890-9. [View journal article]

Books and Volumes

  • Papageorgiou TD, Christopoulos G, Smirnakis SM, editors. Advanced topics in brain neuroimaging: methods and applications. InTech, Open Access Publishing Company; 2013. (in press).

Book Chapters and Other Publications

  • Papageorgiou TD, Smirnakis SM. Real-time fMRI applications in the study of visual processing and rehabilitation. In: Papageorgiou TD, Christopoulos G, Smirnakis SM, editors. Advanced topics in brain neuroimaging: methods and applications. InTech, Open Access Publishing Company; 2013. (in press).
  • Furie KL, Smirnakis SM, Koroshetz WJ, Kistler JP. Stroke due to large artery atherosclerosis. In: Furie KL, Kelly PJ, editors. Handbook of stroke prevention in clinical practice. Totowa (NJ): Humana Press; 2004. p. 151-166.
  • Smirnakis SM, Koroshetz WJ. Cryptogenic emboli and other elusive causes of stroke. In: Furie KL, Kelly PJ, editors. Handbook of stroke prevention in clinical practice. Totowa (NJ): Humana Press; 2004. p. 199-226.
  • Smirnakis SM, Tolias AS, Logothetis NK. Motion perception. In: Adelman G, Smith BH, editors. Encyclopedia of neuroscience. 3rd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2003.
  • Smirnakis SM, Yuille A. Neural implementation of bayesian vision theories by unsupervised learning. In: Bower JM, editor. The neurobiology of computation. Norwell (MA): Kluwer Academic Publishers; 1995. p. 427-432.
  • Yuille A, Smirnakis SM, Xu L. Bayesian self-organization. In: Cowan JD, Tesauro G, Alspector J, editors. Advances in neural information processing systems 6. San Francisco: Morgan-Kaufmann; 1994. p. 1001-1008.
  • Lee K, Smirnakis SM. Wormholes made of fermions. Harvard Physics Department Preprint; 1989. Available from: http://ccdb5fs.kek.jp/cgi-bin/img/allpdf?198909280. [View report]

Poster and Platform Presentations (Selected out of 34)

  • Murthy S, Shah S, Moradiya Y, Shastri A, Smirnakis S. Clinical outcomes of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage with cocaine use in the United States. Neurology. 2014;82(Meeting Abstracts 1):S25.001. [Platform Presentation]
  • Meyer JF, Maheshwari A, Noebels J, Smirnakis S. In vivo 2-photon confocal microscopy of cortical absence epilepsy. Abstract No 1.102, 2013, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, www.aesnet.org.
  • Ecker AS, Berens P, Cotton RJ, Subramaniyan M, Denfield GH, Smirnakis SM, et al. State dependence of noise correlations in monkey primary visual cortex. Program No. 358.12. 2013 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2013. Online.
  • Keliris GA, Shao Y, Papanikolaou A, Logothetis NK, Smirnakis SM. Estimation of average single-unit receptive field size by fMRI. Program No. 824.16. 2013 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2013. Online.
  • Papanikolaou A, Keliris GA, Papageorgiou DT, Shao Y, Krapp E, Papageorgiou E, et al. Human area V5/MT+ organization changes following lesions of the primary visual cortex. Program No. 602.07. 2013 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2013. Online.
  • Shao Y, Keliris GA, Schmid MC, Papanikolaou A, Logothetis NK, Smirnakis SM. Population receptive field measurements in the visual cortex of macaque monkeys with and without retinal lesions. Program No. 64.01. 2013 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2013. Online.
  • Murthy SB, Shah S, Hannawi Y, Georgiadis A, Smirnakis S, Bershad E, et al. Comparison of clinical characteristics of neurogenic stunned myocardium in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage and acute ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2013;44(2_MeetingAbstracts):ATP427.
  • Murthy SB, Shah S, Hannawi Y, Georgiadis A, Smirnakis S, Bershad E, et al. Comparison of clinical characteristics of neurogenic stunned myocardium in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage and acute ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2013;44:ATP427.
  • Lee S, Keliris GA, Papanikolaou A, Smirnakis SM, Logothetis NK. Visualization of the population receptive field structures in human visual cortex. Program No. 723.08. 2012 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2012. Online.
  • Meyer JF, Golshani P, Smirnakis SM. Impact of single cell firing on in vivo cortical activity. Program No. 570.13. 2012 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2012. Online.

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