Neurosurgeon Demitre Serletis, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

By Ben Boulden

In conjunction with the UAMS Department of Neurology, Serletis will be developing an Epilepsy Surgery Program at UAMS. Serletis, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery in the UAMS College of Medicine, also is an accomplished scientist, who has published extensively in the field of epilepsy research.

In 2003, he received his medical degree from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Serletis earned his doctorate in physiology and biomedical engineering in 2010 from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. He completed his residency training in neurosurgery in 2012 at the University of Toronto. Earlier this year, he completed an epilepsy surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He also is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society, the Canadian League Against Epilepsy, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Canadian Neurosurgical Society and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. In 2012, he was named one of Greek America Foundation’s top “Forty Under 40,” in large part because of his innovative neuroengineering research on epilepsy and related seizure dynamics.

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