Elissaios Karageorgiou, MD, PhD

Asst Adjunct Faculty
+1 415 476-6880

Dr. Karageorgiou was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Athens, Greece, where he graduated from Athens College and subsequently obtained a medical degree and a PhD degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Upon completion of his medical studies, he worked as a post-doctoral associate at the Brain Sciences Center of the University of Minnesota under the mentorship of Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, MD, PhD, studying the encephalographic brain patterns in health and diseases such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, and schizophrenia. He subsequently completed residency training in neurology at the University of Minnesota, where he also served as the Associate Chief Resident for Research and Education. After his residency, he joined the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California San Francisco where he trained as a behavioral neurologist. He subsequently joined the faculty at the Memory and Aging Center providing care and conducting research in the field of dementia, with a special interest in elucidating distinct patterns of brain rhythm disruption in dementia across the sleep wake cycle. Dr. Karageorgiou’s primary goal is the provision of optimal care to his patients and their families, a goal which also guides his translational research.


Brain rhythm attractor breakdown in Alzheimer's disease: Functional and pathologic implications.

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Karageorgiou E, Vossel KA

Relative Incidence of Seizures and Myoclonus in Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and Frontotemporal Dementia.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Beagle AJ, Darwish SM, Ranasinghe KG, La AL, Karageorgiou E, Vossel KA

Dynamic study through the use of magnetoencephalography – electroencephalography of patients with cognitive deficits

Dynamic study through the use of magnetoencephalography – electroencephalography of patients with cognitive deficits.

Karageorgiou E.

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a clinical approach.

Seminars in neurology

Karageorgiou E, Miller BL

Canonical correlation analysis of synchronous neural interactions and cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's dementia.

Journal of neural engineering

Karageorgiou E, Lewis SM, McCarten JR, Leuthold AC, Hemmy LS, McPherson SE, Rottunda SJ, Rubins DM, Georgopoulos AP

Neuropsychological testing and structural magnetic resonance imaging as diagnostic biomarkers early in the course of schizophrenia and related psychoses.


Karageorgiou E, Schulz SC, Gollub RL, Andreasen NC, Ho BC, Lauriello J, Calhoun VD, Bockholt HJ, Sponheim SR, Georgopoulos AP

Neurostatistics: applications, challenges and expectations.

Statistics in medicine

Georgopoulos AP, Karageorgiou E

Understanding events: How humans see, represent, and act on events. Shipley TF, Zacks JM, editors

Representations of voluntary arm movements in the motor cortex and their transformations.

Synchronous neural interactions assessed by magnetoencephalography: a functional biomarker for brain disorders.

Journal of neural engineering

Georgopoulos AP, Karageorgiou E, Leuthold AC, Lewis SM, Lynch JK, Alonso AA, Aslam Z, Carpenter AF, Georgopoulos A, Hemmy LS, Koutlas IG, Langheim FJ, McCarten JR, McPherson SE, Pardo JV, Pardo PJ, Parry GJ, Rottunda SJ, Segal BM, Sponheim SR, Stanwyck JJ, Stephane M, Westermeyer JJ