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Ioannis Karakis, MD, PhD, MSc, FAAN, FANA, FACNS, FAES, FAANEM

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology

Grady Memorial Hospital Electroencephalography and Epilepsy Services

Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital Intraoperative Monitoring Services

Program Director
Emory University Epilepsy Fellowship

Associate Program Director
Emory University Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Phone: 404-616-4013

Fax: 404-659-0849



Dr. Karakis is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. He graduated with honors from the Medical School of Athens, Greece. Subsequently he completed Neurology Residency at Boston Medical Center, Boston University, serving as the Chief Resident in the last year of his training. He then specialized in Clinical Neurophysiology by completing a two-year fellowship with focus on EEG, Epilepsy and Intraoperative Monitoring at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and a one-year fellowship with focus on EMG and Neuromuscular Medicine at Lahey Clinic, Tufts University and Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He also completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD thesis on quality of life in epilepsy in the Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece. He is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in Clinical Neurophysiology with added competency in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and in Electromyography by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Karakis has been elected as a fellow member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Epilepsy Society and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He also serves at the Clinical Neurophysiology Examination Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is interested in medical education and was conferred with the 2013 Faculty Teaching Award and 2014 Resident’s Friend Award by the Emory University Neurology Residency Program, the 2015 AB Baker Teacher Recognition Award by the American Academy of Neurology and the 2019 Hidden Gem Award by the Emory University School of Medicine. His research interests span the whole spectrum of Clinical Neurophysiology.