Διδάκτωρ Νευροψυχολογίας

1st Neurology Department, Eginition Hospital, Medical School
2nd University Department of Neurology ATTIKON University Hospital
Speciality: Clinical Neuropsychology
Thesis: Motor semantics deficits in patients with stroke aphasia and progressive
aphasia in the context of the mirror neurons hypothesis.
(State Scholarships Foundation and Research Funding Program: THALES)
Supervisors: Professor A. Economou, Professor SG. Papageorgiou,
Professor E. Bezevegis
MSc The University of Athens, Greece
Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy
Speciality: School Psychology (sup-speciality: School Neuropsychology)
Thesis Title: Patterns of primary and secondary memory systems among children
aged 5-8 (State Scholarships Foundation)
Supervisor: Professor A. Economou
BA The University of Athens, Greece
Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy
Speciality: Psychology
Languages: Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Michigan
Zentrale Mittelstufenprufung, Goethe Institut
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Current Research Position: Levels of impairment in Greek aphasia: relationship with processing deficits,
brain region and therapeutic implications. Research Funding Program: THALES
Research Group 2: Neuropsychology Group, The University of Athens
http://thales-aphasia.phil.uoa.gr/
Societies: Hellenic Psychological Society
American Psychological Association
International Neuropsychological Society
Academic appointments:
2004 to Current Teaching Assistant, Psychophysiology, Department of Psychology
The University of Athens, Greece
Under supervision of Professor A. Economou
(recently replaced by the course Biological Basis of Behavior)
2004 to Current Teaching Assistant, Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology
The University of Athens, Greece
Under supervision of Professor A. Economou
2004-2007 Teaching Assistant, Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology
The University of Athens, Greece
Under supervision of Professor A. Economou
Research appointments:
2007 to Current Research Associate/Neuropsychologist, 1st Neurology Department, Eginition Hospital
more recently 2nd University Department of Neurology ATTIKON University Hospital
Duties: Neuropsychological evaluation of patients with neurodegenerative diseases
and/or aphasia as a result of cerebrovascular accidents, statistical analysis using
SPSS software package, daily clinical rounds, as part of my PhD training
Under supervision of Professor SG Papageorgiou
2009-2010 Research Associate/Neuropsychologist, 1st Neurology Department, Eginition Hospital
Medical School, Athens, Greece (in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline)
Duties: Assessment of cognition and global function of patients with Alzheimer’s disease,
as part of a study designed to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of Donazepil in
subjects with mild- to- moderate AD. Training as a researcher prior to participation.
2008-2009 Research Associate, Department of Psychology, The University of Athens, Greece
Duties: Participation in the standardization of psychometric instruments for the
assessment of memory functions in children
(Funded by the Ministry of Education and the Operational Programme for
Education, E.U. (O.P. Education)
2005-2006 Research Associate/Neuropsychologist, Neurosurgery Unit
«Evaggelismos» Hospital, Athens, Greece
Duties: Setting up neuropsychological assessment protocols and evaluating patients
with epilepsy in relation to EEG and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) findings,
statistical analysis using SPSS software package
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2004-2006 Research Associate, Cognition and Action Lab, 1st Neurology Department,
Eginition Hospital, Medical School, Athens, Greece
Duties: Conducting computerized experiment to determine how various factors affect
visuo-spatial memory in healthy adult volunteers using MATLAB software package
Under supervision of Professor I Evdokimidis
2003-2004 Research Associate, Department of Psychology, The University of Athens, Greece
Duties: Participation in the standardization of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III
(WAIS-III) on a sample of Greek healthy subjects, administrating the subtests and
obtaining normative data.
Clinical Experience:
2000-2005 Psychologist, «Iliaxtida» Child and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center, Athens, Greece
Duties: Psychoeducational evaluation and behavior modification of children with
autism, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy or other congenital disorders,
family counseling
2004 MSc Placement, Adolescent Mental Health Unit
Duties: Working with adolescents with eating disorders, physical, emotional and
developmental difficulties or traumatic brain injury, assessment and counseling, as part
of my training in School Psychology
Under supervision of Child Psychiatrist A Grigoriadou
2003 MSc Placement, 4th and 8th Special Schools, Athens, Greece
Duties: Administrating standard psychometric instruments for the assessment of
cognitive function and psychoeducational needs of children with severe developmental
disabilities, as part of my training in School Psychology
Under supervision of School Psychologist E Antzakli
1999-2001 BA Placement, 4th Children’s Psychiatric Clinic
Children’s Psychiatric Hospital of Attica (Penteli)
Duties: Setting up behavior modification programs for children with autism and severe
behavioral problems, training in Applied Behavior Analysis and the TEACCH Program
by Theo Peters, family counseling
Publications/Conferences:
Economou, A., Routsis, C., & Papageorgiou, S.G. (2015). Episodic Memory in
Alzheimer Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Dementia With Lewy Bodies
/Parkinson Disease Dementia: Disentangling Retrieval From Consolidation.
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. [Epub ahead of print]
Papageorgiou, S.G., Economou, A., & Routsis, C. (2013). The 5 objects test:
A novel, minimal- language, memory screening test. J Neurology, 261(2):422-31
Kontaxis, T., Kyrozis, A., Routsis, C., Ghika, A., Bonakis, A., Pappas, V., Matsi, S.,
Nikaki, M., Kalfakis, M., & Papageorgiou, S.G. (2010). Factors predicting clinical
progression in frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Oral presentation at the 20th
Meeting of the European Neurological Society, Berlin, Germany.
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Kasselimis, D.S., Potagas, C., Vemmos, K., Routsis, C., Nikaki, M., Cheimariou, S.,
Petropoulou, K., & Evdokimidis, I. (2009). The weakness of the classic classification
of aphasic syndromes: Characteristics of aphasia and speech paradigms in Greek.
Neurology, 18, 319-326. (Journal of the Greek Neurological Society).
Kasselimis, D.S., Potagas, C., Manoli, D., Routsis, C., Laskaris, N., Karli, A., &
Evdokimidis, I. (2009). Aphasia in clinical practice. A neuropsychological approach.
Poster presented at the 23rd Panhellenic Congress of Greek Neurologists,
Thessaloniki, Greece.
Potagas, C., Kasselimis, D.S., Routsis, C., Nikaki, M., & Evdokimidis, I. (2009).
Acalculia in patients with language impairments. Poster presented at the 23rd
Panhellenic Congress of Greek Neurologists, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Papageorgiou, S.G., Nikaki, M., Routsis, C., Kontaxis, T., Bonakis, A., Kalfakis, N.,
& Vassilopoulos, D. (2009). Can the Frontal Assessment Battery differentiate
between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? Poster
presented at the 13th Congress of The European Federation of Neurological
Societies, Florence, Italy.
Kontaxis, T., Matsi, S., Bonakis, A., Routsis, C., Kalfakis, N., & Papageorgiou, S.
(2009). Psychosis as the first manifestation of late onset Wilson’s disease- A case
report. Poster presented at the 13th Congress of The European Federation of
Neurological Societies, Florence, Italy.
Foka-Kavalieraki, P., Kakavoulia, M., Economou, A., Varlokosta, S., Routsis, C.,
Kasselimis, D.S., Potagas, C., Evdokimidis, I., & Protopapas, A. (2008). A
comprehensive approach to the analysis of narrative discourse production by Greek
speakers with aphasia. Poster presented at The Science of Aphasia IX (SOA),
Chalkidiki, Greece.
Continuing Education:
Clinical Neuroanatomy, National Academy of Neuropsychology
Adarsh Gulati, Medical College, Georgia.
Under supervision of Professor Gregory P. Lee
Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Neurons and Networks, EdX HarvardX
Honor Code Certificate
Under supervision of Professor: David Cox
Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Resting/Action Potential, EdX HarvardX
Honor Code Certificate
Under supervision of Professor: David Cox
Drugs and the Brain: Neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders
California Institute of Technology (CALTECH)
Under supervision of Professor: Henry A. Lester
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