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Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD


Neurology
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Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD


Dr. Pantelis Pavlakis is a physician-scientist, board certified in neurology and neuromuscular medicine. He has clinical expertise in neuromuscular diseases, in particular, immune-mediated neuromuscular syndromes and neurologic complications of systemic autoimmune and rheumatic diseases. He evaluates patients with selected general neurologic conditions and performs nerve conduction studies and needle EMG for patients with neuromuscular diseases.

Dr. Pavlakis received his medical degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He then pursued a PhD at the same institution, studying the pathogenetic mechanisms of immune-mediated neuropathies and neuropathies associated with Sjogren's syndrome. He completed his residency in neurology at Boston University, and came to Hospital for Special Surgery to pursue a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine, followed by another fellowship in Advanced Neuromuscular Medicine and Autoimmune Neurology.

His research includes clinical and translational research projects, focusing on immune responses and cell signaling pathways in motor neuron disease, biomarkers of immune-mediated neuropathies' response to treatment, as well as immune mechanisms of small fiber neuropathies and neuromuscular complications of systemic autoimmune diseases.

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Appointments

Assistant Attending Neurologist, Hospital for Special Surgery

Specialty

Special Expertise

Peripheral neuropathies
Neurologic manifestations of systemic autoimmune and rheumatic diseases
Small fiber neuropathies
Myopathies
Spinal stenosis

Procedures

EMG/Nerve conduction studies
Skin biopsy
Lumbar puncture
Botox for neuromuscular diseases

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Languages

English, Greek

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment

Dr. Pavlakis accepts the following insurance plans:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

Education

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Internship

Boston University, Boston, MA

Residency

Boston University, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Certification

Neurology
Neuromuscular Medicine

State Licensure

New York

Selected Books/Chapters

Pavlakis PP, Dalakas MC. Peripheral Neuropathy. Sjogren's syndrome Diagnosis and Therapeutics. Springer 2012. Ramos-Casals, M, Stone, JH, Moutsopoulos, HM. (Eds.).

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Description

Dr. Pavlakis' research interests involve the intersection between neuromuscular diseases and immunology, such as immune-mediated neurological syndromes, and especially clinical and immunological aspects of neurologic manifestations of systemic autoimmune diseases.

Specific research projects include cell signaling pathways and immune responses in motor
neuron disease, electrophysiological and immunological predictors of immune-mediated neuropathies responsiveness to treatment, pathogenesis of immune-mediated neuropathies, and pathogenesis of small fiber neuropathies.