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ELLOUL JOHN, Professor


Sector: Division of Internal Medicine ΙΙ

Clinic/Laboratory: Department of Neurology

Knowledge Subject: Neurology - Cerebrovascular diseases

Research Area: Cerebrovascular diseasesMovement Disorders

Neurology DepartmentUniversity Hospital of Patras26500, Rio, Patras, Greece

+30-2610 999854 +30-2610 993949

Summary of Curriculum Vitae

Dr Ellul graduated form School (1980) in the city of Patras, Greece. He obtained his medical degree (1987) in the University of Parma, Italy. Whilst working in hospitals in United Kingdom, he completed his Specialization in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (1991) in the University of Parma, Italy. He became Doctor of Medicine (1996), University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained the specializations in General Medicine (2001) and Neurology (2007) in Greece.

Since October 2008, Dr Ellul is Assistant Professor in Neurology and Cerebrovascular diseases in the Department of Neurology of the University of Patras, Greece. During the period from October 2001 to October 2008 he was Lecturer in Neurology and Cerebrovascular diseases in the same post. Previous posts for the period from 1989 to 1998 include work at Leighton Hospital, Crewe (UK), Sefton General Hospital, Liverpool (UK), Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK, Newcastle General Hospital (UK) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead (UK).

Dr Ellul has a special research interest in Parkinson’s disease and Cerebrovascular diseases. More specifically, epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, inflammation in acute stage, functional outcome, cognitive decline and prevention of stroke are within his research fields. Research projects regarding deep brain stimulation in patients with movement disorders have been carried out during the last few years, coinciding with the opening of the neurosurgical department of functional surgery in the University Hospital of Patras. Overall, over 50 papers have been published and cited in Medline and numerous participations in local and international conferences. Dr Ellul has participated in international multicentre randomized control studies such as IST, PROGRESS, PROFESS , PERFORM και ENOS.  Dr Ellul has also initiated and participated in the “semantic web interface project”, which was fully financed by a European Union grant.

Dr Ellul is currently a member of the Hellenic Neurology Society, President of the Geriatric and Gerontology Association of N.W. Greece, and ex-vice President of the Hellenic Stroke Society

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses


Dr Ellul participate in the regular postgraduate teaching courses in the Neurology Department, as well as, in the postgraduate courses of other departments as invited speaker.

Selected Publications

Markaki E, Ellul J, Kefalopoulou Z, Trachani E, Theodoropoulou A, KyriazopoulouV, Constantoyannis C. The role of ghrelin, neuropeptide Y and leptin peptides in weight gain after deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2012;90(2):104-12
Ellul J. Functional inflammatory genotypes in ischemic stroke: could we use them to predict age of onset and long-term outcome? Stroke Res Treat. 2011 2011: 792923.
Marousi SG, Theodorou GL, Karakantza M, Zampakis P, Papathanasopoulos P, Ellul. J. Acute post-stroke adiponectin in relation to stroke severity, progression and 6 month functional outcome. Neurol Res. 20 10 32: 841-844.
Marousi SG, Theodorou GL, Karakantza M, Zampakis P, Papathanasopoulos P, Ellul J. Acute post-stroke adiponectin in relation to stroke severity, progression and 6 month
functional outcome. Neurol Res. 2009.
Gioldasis G, Talelli P, Chroni E, Daouli J, Papapetropoulos T, Ellul J. In-hospital direct cost of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in Greece. Acta Neurol Scand. 2008, 18: 268-274.

Selected Presentations


Invited speaker: “Vascular risk factors, small vessel disease, and cognitive impairment”. The 8th International Congress on Vascular Dementia. 17-29 October, 2013. Athens

PhD Theses Advisor


Dr Ellul currently takes part in five three-member supervisor committees for post-graduate theses.

Other Activities


Dr Ellul teaches the elective undergraduate course of Geriatric Medicine