Papacostas Savvas

Savvas S. Papacostas, MD, FAAN, received his medical degree from The Ohio University in 1986. Also in 1986, he received the Edinburgh Geriatric Tutorial Award. Currently, he is a Senior Consultant Neurologist, Section of Behavioral Neurology and Epilepsy and Head of Neurology Clinic B and Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics in Nicosia, Cyprus. Papacostas is also a Professor at The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics in addition to being an Honorary Professor of Neurology at St. George’s School of Medicine in London at the Nicosia Campus. Since 2011, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Papacostas is also a member of the Technological University of Cyprus Advisory Committee for the creation of the School for Health Sciences in addition to being a Guideline Reviewer for the American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameters. He also organized and hosted the Migrating Course in Epileptology (Pan-European training activity), from the 3rd -9th November in 2013, in Nicosia, Cyprus.

He has been on the Advisory Board of the Center for Applied Neuroscience since April 2016.

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Recent Publications:

Votsi C, Zamba-Papanicolaou E, Georghiou A, Kyriakides T, Papacostas S, Kleopa KA, Pantzaris M, Christodoulou K. “Investigation of SCA10 in the Cypriot population: Further exclusion of SCA dynamic repeat mutations”. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 323: 154–157, 2012.

Christodoulakis M., Anastasiadou M, Papacostas SS, Papathanasiou ES, Mitsis GD. “Investigation of network brain dynamics from EEG measurements in patients with epilepsy using graph-theoretic approaches”. Bioinformatics & Bioengineering, 12th International Conference, 11-13 November, 303-308, 2012.

Papathanasiou ES, Papacostas SS. “Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials” (ЦЕРВИКАЛЬНЫЕ ВЕСТИБУЛЯРНЫЕ ВЫЗВАННЫЕ МИОГЕННЫЕ ПОТЕНЦИАЛЫ) Journal of the Russian State Medical University, 3;34-37, 2012

Papathanasiou ES, Papacostas SS. “Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials: The Fuzzy Picture of Different Stimulation Types is beginning to come into Focus Clinical Neurophysiology”. Editorial, Clinical Neurophysiology, 124: 1926-1927, 2013.

Papastavrou E, Andreou P, Middleton N, Papacostas S, Georgiou IK.” Factors associated with quality of life among family members of patients with dementia in Cyprus”. International Psychogeriatrics 26(3):443-52, 2014.

Papacostas SS, Papathanasiou ES, Kyriakides T, Pantzaris M. “Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Cerebellar Lesions”. Otology Neurotology. 2014 (9):1633-7.

Papacostas SS, Myrianthopoulou P, Georgiades S, Papathanasiou ES. “Pharmacoresistant Partial-Onset Epilepsy Misdiagnosed As Panic Disorder: A Case Report”. Psychiatriki, 2014 25(3):217-21.

Christodoulakis M, Hadjipapas A, Papathanasiou ES, Anastasiadou M, Papacostas SS, Mitsis GD. “Periodicity in functional brain networks: Application to scalp EEG from epilepsy patients”. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014 Aug;2014:2805-8.

Papacostas SS, “Status Epilepticus Developing During Lacosamide Monotherapy”. BMJ Case Reports. 2015 Jan 27

Tanteles GA, Nikolaou E, Christou Y, Alexandrou A, Evangelidou P, Christophidou-Anastasiadou V, Sismani C, Papacostas SS. “Mild Phenotype in a Patient with a De Novo 6.3 Mb Distal Deletion at 10q26.2q26.3” Case Reports in Genetics. 2015:242891. doi: 10.1155/2015/242891.

Andreou P, Middleton N, Papacostas S, Papastavrou E. “Dementia caregiver burden is associated with neighbors’ social capital: Potential for more community resource utilization?” Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2015 Sep 8. doi: 10.1111/jan.12762