School of Medicine
University of Patras
>University of Patras



Sector: Division of Surgery

Clinic/Laboratory: Department of Neurosurgery

Knowledge Subject:

Research Area: Deep Brain Stimulation, Movement disorders, Chronic pain, Head injuries, minimal invasive spinal surgery

University Hospital of Patras, Rio, Achaia, Greece 2nd floor

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Summary of Curriculum Vitae

Graduated from the School of  Medicine, National University of  Athens, Greece(1990). Training as resident at the Department of  Neurosurgery,  University of  Patras, Greece (1993-1999). Doctoral Thesis (2001) at the School of  Medicine, University of Patras, Greece.
Clinical fellow at Dept.of Neurosurgery Umea University, Umea,Sweden ) (2001-2) and University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada (2002-3).
 Academic appointments (from 2007-2013) :  Assistant Professor, School of  Medicine, University of Patras,  and 2013 -present time Associate Professor at the Department of  Neurosurgery, School of  Medicine, University of Patras, Greece

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

1. Hellenic Neurosurgical Society annual courses.

Selected Publications

  1. Mercado R., Constantoyannis C., Mandat T., Kumar A., Schulzer M., Stoessl A, Honey C. Expectation and the placebo effect in Parkinson ‘s disease patients with subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation. Movement Disorders. 21(9): 1457-61, 2006.
  2. Constantoyannis C., Sakellaropoulos G., Kagadis G., Katsakiori P., Maraziotis T., Nikiforidis G., Papadakis N. Transcranial cerebral oximetry and Transcranial Doppler sonography in patients with ruptured cerebral aneurysms and delayed cerebral vasospasm. Medical Science Monitor. 13(10): 35-40, 2007.
  3. Constantoyannis C., Kagadis G., Chroni E. Percutaneous balloon compression for trigeminal neuralgias and autonomic cephalalgia. Headache. 48: 130-34, 2008. 
  4. Constantoyannis C., Kagadis G., Ellul J., Z. Kefalopoulou Z., Chroni E.. Nucleus ventralis oralis deep brain stimulation for postanoxic dystonia. Mov Disord. 24(2): 306-308, 2009.
  5. Kefalopoulou Z., Markaki E., Paschali A., Vassilakos P., Ellul J., Constantoyannis C. A double blind study of a patient with tardive dyskinesia treated by GPi DBS. Acta Neurol Scand. 119: 269-73, 2009. 
  6. Kefalopoulou Z., Markaki E., Constantoyannis C. Avoiding abducens nerve palsy during the percutaneous balloon compression procedure. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 87: 101-104, 2009. 
  7. Katsakiori P., Kefalopoulou Z., Markaki E., Paschali A., Ellul J., Kagadis G., Chroni E., Constantoyannis C. DBS for secondary dystonia. Results in 8 cases. Acta Neurochirurgica. 151: 473-78, 2009. 
  8. Paschali A., Messinis L., Lyros E., Constantoyannis C, Kefalopoulou Z., Papathanasopoulos P., Vasilakos P. Cognitive and double tracer SPECT characteristics in Parkinson Disease patient’s candidates for Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 36(11): 1851-8, 2009. 
  9. Constantoyannis C., Papadas T., Konstantinou D. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis as a cause of progressive dysphagia. Cases Journal. 23(1): 416-8,2008. 
  10. Paschali A., Lakiotis V., Messinis L., Markaki E., Constantoyannis C., Ellul J., Vassilakos P. Dopamine Transporter SPECT/CT and Perfusion Brain SPECT Imaging in Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcinosis. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 34(7): 421-423, 2009. 
  11. Trachani E., Constantoyannis C., Sirrou V., Kefalopoulou Z., E. Markaki E., Chroni E. The effect of Deep brain stimulation on sweating function in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Clin Neurology Neurosurgery. 112: 213-17, 2010. 
  12. Markaki E., Kefalopoulou Z., Paschali A., Georgiopoulos M., Constantoyannis C. Meige syndrome: a segmental dystonia treated by bilateral globus pallidus DBS. Clin Neurology Neurosurgery 112:344-6, 2010 
  13. Paschali A., Messinis L., Kargiotis O., Lakiotis V., Kefalopoulou Z., Constantoyannis C., Papathanasopoulos P., Vassilakos P. SPECT neuroimaging and neuropsychological functions in different stages of Parkinson's disease. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 37:1128-40,2010 
  14. Kefalopoulou Z., Paschali A., Ellul J., Chroni E., Vassilakos P., Constantoyannis C. Regional Cerebral Blood Flow changes induced by Deep Brain Stimulation in Secondary Dystonia. Acta Neurochirurgica 152:1007-14,2010 
  15. Georgiopoulos M., Kefalopoulou Z., Ellul J., Chroni E., Constantoyannis C. Vegetative state and minimal conscious state: therapeutic implications. Stereot Funct Neurosurgery 88:199-207,2010

Selected Presentations

 Constantoyannis C. Deep Brain Stimulation for movement disorders in Patras, Greece.  2nd International Winter Neurosurgical meeting, Zermatt, Switzerland, 13 19/1/2007.

Changes in mood and Quality of Life after Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Greek patients with Parkinson's disease. Trachani E,  Assimakopoulos K, Karaivazoglou K, Apostolopoulou K, Iconomou  G, Constantoyannis C.  16th European Federation Neurological Societies Congress, Stocholm, Sweden, 8-11/9/2012.


PhD Theses Advisor

Supervisor of 2 dissertations completed and 1 in progress.