Location

Rochester, Minnesota

Contact

Zekeridou.Anastasia@mayo.edu Clinical Profile

SUMMARY

The research interests of Anastasia Zekeridou, M.D., Ph.D., are on neurological autoimmunity and paraneoplastic neurological diseases. Her research is focused on elucidating the link between cancer and neurological autoimmunity and mechanisms of paraneoplastic neurological disease, as well as neurological complications of cancer immunotherapy. This includes the identification of novel neural autoantibody biomarkers of both cancer and neurological autoimmunity. Additionally, Dr. Zekeridou focuses on the clinical, serological and cancer associations of patients with neurological autoimmunity and neural autoantibodies.

Focus areas

  • Neural autoantibody biomarkers. Dr. Zekeridou's research aims to discover neural autoantibodies in both the serum and spinal fluid of patients with neurological autoimmunity, paraneoplastic neurological syndromes or cancer.
  • Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes. Dr. Zekeridou is interested in the pathophysiology of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes, as well as the clinical presentations, serological accompaniments, cancer associations, treatments and outcomes of patients with paraneoplastic neurological syndromes.
  • Neurological complications of immune-checkpoint inhibitor cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Zekeridou studies pathophysiology, clinical presentation, treatment and outcomes of patients with cancer treated with immune-checkpoint inhibitor cancer immunotherapy who develop neurological complications.

Significance to patient care

Understanding the disease mechanisms, developing diagnostic biomarkers, identifying the clinical presentations and discovering optimal treatments to ensure better outcomes is crucial for patients with neurological autoimmunity, paraneoplastic neurological syndromes or complications of immune-checkpoint inhibitor cancer immunotherapy.

PROFESSIONAL DETAILS

Primary Appointment

  1. Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Clinical Biochemistry & Immunology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Joint Appointment

  1. Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Neurology

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  2. Assistant Professor of Neurology

EDUCATION

  1. PhD Medical School, University of Alexandroupolis
  2. Fellow RST Autoimmune Neurology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Research Fellowship Neuroimmunology Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  4. Resident Internal Medicine Service, Pourtalès Hospital, Neuchatel, Switzerland
  5. Internship - Clinical research in neurological paraneoplastic disorders, laboratory testing and diagnosis of neural autoantibodies. French Reference Center for Neurological Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Lyon,
  6. Resident Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital of Lausanne
  7. Resident Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Neurology Service, University Hospital of Lausanne
  8. Internship Internal Medicine Service, Providence Hospital
  9. Resident Internal Medical Service, Providence Hospital
  10. Internship Internal Medicine Service, General Hospital of Kavala
  11. MD Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical school
  12. Other - Swiss Federal title of Specialist in Neurology FMH
  13. Certificate - EMG Certificate Swiss Society of Clinical Neuro-electrophysiology

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