Maria Stefanidou, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Title Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Office Shapiro Building, 725 Albany St., 7th floor, Boston, MA 02118
  • Phone 617-638-8456
  • Education Graduate School: UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK (2005-2006)
    Medical School: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Medicine, Greece (1996-2002)
    Internship: Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, NY (2006- 2007)
    Residency: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA (2007- 2010)
    Fellowship: NYU Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy, New York, NY (2010-2012)
    Fellowship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Headache Medicine, New York, NY (2012- 2013)

Board Certifications: Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy
Special Interests: Seizures, Epilepsy, EEG/video EEG monitoring, Surgical treatment of epilepsy, Headache, Migraine.

Selected Publications

Stefanidou M, O’Donnell A, Himali JJ, DeCarli C, Satizabal C, Beiser AS, Seshadri S, Zaldy T. Bone Mineral Density Measurements and Association With Brain Structure and Cognitive Function: The Framingham Offspring Cohort. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2021 May 11. doi: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000453. Epub ahead of print. 

Stefanidou M, Montouris G. Reproductive and Sexual Health Concerns in Transition-Age Adolescents and Young Adults With Epilepsy. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2020 Dec;36:100855. doi: 10.1016/j.spen.2020.100855. Epub 2020 Oct 26. 

Stefanidou M, Beiser AS, Himali JJ, Peng TJ, Devinsky O, Seshadri S, Friedman D. Bi-directional association between epilepsy and dementia: The Framingham Heart Study. Neurology. 2020 Dec 15;95(24):e3241-e3247. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000011077. Epub 2020 Oct 23. 

Stefanidou M, Greenlaw C, Douglass LM. Mental Health Issues in Transition-Age Adolescents and Young Adults With Epilepsy. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2020 Dec;36:100856. doi: 10.1016/j.spen.2020.100856. Epub 2020 Oct 26. 

Stefanidou M, Das RR, Beiser AS, Sundar B, Kelly-Hayes M, Kase CS, Devinsky O, Seshadri S, Friedman D. Incidence of seizures following initial ischemic stroke in a community-based cohort: The Framingham Heart Study. Seizure. 2017 Apr;47:105-110. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2017.03.009. Epub 2017 Mar 18.

Stefanidou M, Carlson C, Friedman D. The relationship between seizure onset zone and ictal tachycardia: An intracranial EEG study. Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Feb 14. pii: S1388-2457(15)00077-2. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2015.01.020. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25817466.

Pikula A, Stefanidou M, Romero JR, Kase CS. Pure motor upper limb weakness and infarction in the precentral gyrus: mechanisms of stroke. J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2011 Jan; 4(1):10-3.

Karakis I, Macdonald JA, Stefanidou M, Kase CS. Clinical and radiological features of brainstem variant of hypertensive encephalopathy. J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2009 Apr; 2(2):172-6.

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