Academic studies and early career

Giakoumakis Emmanouil, MD, MSc Specialist Neurologist

Studies

  • Medical School of the University of Padua, Italy
  • Licence to practice medicine by the University of Padua (Excellent: 269/270)
  • Military Service, Regional Medical Center of Spilia, Health Center of Kissamos, Chania, Crete
  • Specialty of Internal Medicine, General Prefectural Hospital of Kos
  • Specialty of Psychiatry, National Hospital of Leros
  • Specialty of Neurology, 251 Air Force General Hospital  
  • Specialty of Neurology, University Hospital of Heraklion                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Clinical Associate in Pain Management, Headache and Neuroscience Department, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK
  • Studies of Medical Specialty in Neurology.
  • Postgraduate Studies of Specialization in Medical Accupuncture, International Council for Medical Accupuncture (Excellent)
  • Postgraduate Studies of Specialization in Headache Disorders, University of Rome, S. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy (Excellent: 110 e lode /110)

Postgraduate Seminars

  • Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Parkinson Disease and Essential Tremor, Kiel, Germany
  • Management of Advanced Parkinson’s disease with Infusion Therapies Lund, Sweden
  • Spine Pain & Neuromodulation Workshop, London, Great Britain

Specialty Education

 
Α. Further training at the Pain Management and Neuromodulation Center, as consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
  • Participation in clinics for headaches and prosopalgias, treating patients with primary and secondary headaches, as well as patients with cranial neuralgia and atypical facial pain syndromes.
  • Certification for injecting botulinum toxin type A (Botox) in patients with headache syndromes not responding to oral treatment.
  • Participation in clinics for pain management, which included injectable invasive techniques such as cranial nerve blockings and botulinum toxin type A (Botox), for the management of chronic migraines and other types of headache disorders.
  • Participation in clinics for complicated headache neuromodulation for the evaluation of patients with non-responsive disorders suitable for interventional neurostimulatory procedures such as occipital stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation.
Β. Master in Headache Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. Active participation in Headache and Migraine Clinics in the Regional Referral Headache Centre at Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy.
 
C. Movement disorders

Active participation in the field of movement disorders with interest and special training in interventional treatments for the Parkinson's disease (Duodopa, Apomorphine, DBS).
 
D. Nutrition, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
 
Participation in the activities of the Geriatric Clinic, the Medical and Surgical School of the University of Padua, Italy. The clinical and research interest was focused on the polypathology of patients with Alzheimer's disease. This involved patients who, besides the neurological symptoms of the disease, also had other pathological problems with emphasis on the interaction of drugs. 

The 2.5-year research project entitled "Nutrition and Weight Loss in Alzheimer's Disease" concerned the study of weight loss in this category of patients, evaluated the nutritional interventions, and focused on the education of the relatives - caregivers who experienced difficulties on daily basis in feeding the patients, aiming at improving the quality of the life for both patient and caregiver.
 
Announcements in Greek and International Conferences
 
R. Bellaio, M. Lotto, M. Najjar, E. Giakoumakis, A. Girardi, A. Coin, G. Sergi, S. Sampietro, G. Enzi. Nutritional Status of patients in an Alzheimer’s Valutation Unit. 50th National Conference of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Florence 9-13 November 2005.
 
Coordinator in the 6th Panhellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders with subject “Nutrition and Dementia”, E. Giakoumakis, C. Drokopoulou, M. Skouroliakou, K. Michail-Kleftouri, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009.
 
"Weight Loss and Assessment of nutrition in patients with Alzheimer's Disease", 6The Panhellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, E. Giakoumakis ,Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009.
 
"Nutrition Factors for patients with Alzheimer's Disease", 2nd Pancretan Interdisciplinary Conference of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Heraklion, E. Giakoumakis, Greece, 2010.
 
Impact and characteristics of polyneuropathy in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease: Correlation with intermittent or continuous levodopa administration. 27th Panhellenic Conference of Greek Neurologists. Alexandroupoli, Greece, 2015. E. Giakoumakis, S. Erimaki, M. Sιnodinos, V. Kanelopoulou, G. Amoiridis, C. Spanaki. Neurology Clinic of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete
 
Prevalence of polyneuropathy in advanced PD patients from Crete: relation to disease characteristics or mode of levodopa delivery. E. Giakoumakis, S. Erimaki, V.kanelopoulou, M. Sinodinos, G. Amoiridis, C. Spanaki Neurology, University Hospital of Heraklion Crete, Greece. The Journal of Neurological Sciences.jns-journal.com/issue/S0022-510X(15)X0014-1. World Congress of Neurology, Chile 2015.
Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Medication Overuse Headache. 10th Panhellenic Conference of the Hellenic Headache Society. Museum Of Cycladic Art, E. Giakoumakis ,Athens 2018.
 
Publications
 
R.Bellaio, M.Lotto, M.Najjar, E.Giakoumakis, A.Girardi, A.Coin, G.Sergi, S.Sampietro, G.Enzi Nutritional Status of patients in an Alzheimer’s  Valutation Unit. (Giornale di Gerontologia, 2005; Vol 53; Numb 2;Supp/2;PP )         
 
Giakoumakis E., Avgerinidou E., Papadaki E , M.Tzagournissakis M., Amoiridis G. “An anusual case of subdural hematoma”. Ninth Aegean Meeting on Neurologic Therapeutics. Neurology Clinic, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 7-8, 2013
 
Prevalence of polyneuropathy in advanced PD patients from Crete: relation to disease characteristics or mode of levodopa delivery. E. Giakoumakis, S. Erimaki, V.kanelopoulou, M. Sinodinos, G. Amoiridis, C. Spanaki Neurology, University Hospital of Heraklion Crete, Greece. The Journal of Neurological Sciences.jns-journal.com/issue/S0022-510X(15)X0014-1
 
Advanced technologies and novel neurostimulation targets in trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. Giorgio Lambru · Emmanouil Giakoumakis · Adnan Al-Kaisy. Neurological Sciences 05/2015; 36 Suppl 1(S1):125-9.

Member in scientific societies

  • ​Member in scientific societies
  • Medical Association of Heraklion (Greece)
  • Alzheimer Hellas in Heraklion, Crete
  • Hellenic Headache Society
  • Hellenic Neurological Society
  • International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society
  • International Headache Society
Participation in scientific conferences, publications in foreign journals, as well as presentations of papers at conferences in Greece and abroad.
 
 

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