Elaine Kiriakopoulos, MD


Elaine KiriaKopoulos, MD

Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and the Director of the HOBSCOTCH Institute for Cognitive Health and Well-Being at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Epilepsy Center. She is a graduate of McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She completed her neurology residency and an Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, as well as a Research Fellowship in Functional MRI and Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation at Harvard University, studying cross modal plasticity in the adult human brain. Post training, she remained in Boston and served as a Harvard Medical Faculty Physician, combining a clinical epilepsy practice with research focused on improving diagnosis, treatment and patient outcomes in epilepsy. At Dartmouth’s HOBSCOTCH Institute for Cognitive Health and Well-Being she leads efforts aiming to; expand epilepsy education for patients and providers, broaden epilepsy self-management program dissemination and implementation, and extend clinical research focused on epilepsy and self-management in diverse patient populations. 

Dr. Kiriakopoulos has held numerous non-profit leadership roles including the Epilepsy Foundation’s National Director of Health Communications and Engagement, where she led public health efforts focused on accessible health education and improving systems of care for people living with epilepsy.

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Epilepsy Foundation Communications

on Wednesday, February 24, 2021


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