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Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou is an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at UT Health San Antonio. He specializes in general neurosurgery and surgery for epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia and movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. His expertise is in resective surgery, radiosurgery and neuromodulation, including deep brain stimulation and microvascular decompression.
Dr. Papanastassiou’s research is aimed at advancing the understanding of brain function using neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and functional neuroimaging to maximize neuropsychological outcomes in patients with neurological illnesses.
He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He is also an active member of the American Epilepsy Society and the Movement Disorders Society.
Lie OV, Papanastassiou AM, Cavazos JE, Szabó ÁC. Influence of Intracranial Electrode Density and Spatial Configuration on Interictal Spike Localization: A Case Study. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Oct;32(5):e30-40. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000153. PMID: 25580803
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