Dr. Vassilis E. Koliatsos is the senior neuropsychiatrist for Research and Education and the Stulman Scholar in Clinical Neurospychiatry at Sheppard Pratt.
Dr. Koliatsos, who is also professor in Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuropathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, founded the Neuropsychiatry Program at Sheppard Pratt in 1997 to establish a coordinated approach to care for a variety of complex patients with severe cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems across life cycle, from development to advanced age. With generous funding from the Stulman foundation, the Women’s Hospital Foundation, and other grateful patient families, the Neuropsychiatry Program was designed to help clarify the causes and mechanisms of symptoms and provides both consultative services and direct patient care. Dr. Koliatsos sees patients in the general neuropsychiatry teaching clinic focusing on general neuropsychiatry, TBI, neurodegenerative dementias, and complex psychopharmacological cases.
His active teaching curriculum includes bedside teaching for first-year and rotating senior residents and classroom teaching for second-year residents. He has also been running the biweekly Neuropsychiatry rounds for twenty years.
Dr. Koliatsos’ main clinical and research interests focus on how the nervous system deals with traumatic ‘insults’ and what it does to repair itself; or in the case of failure or clinical disease, what can be done therapeutically to help simple and complex functioning, reset neurotransmitter systems, or even repair circuits with novel methodologies.
Dr. Koliatsos graduated summa cum laude from the University of Athens School of Medicine, and completed additional clinical training in internal medicine and neurology while in the Greek Navy. Dr. Koliatsos then received a NATO fellowship and subsequently entered the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University to begin postdoctoral studies on mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. While training there, he established his own laboratory within the Division of Neuropathology and Hopkins’ Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and simultaneously completed clinical training in psychiatry at Sheppard Pratt.
University of Athens School of Medicine
Internal Medicine and Neurology, Crete Naval Hospital
Psychiatry, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Residency Training Program
Psychiatry, University of Athens Medical School
Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Select Recent Publications
Koliatsos, V. E., & Rao, V. (2020, May 18). The Behavioral Neuroscience of Traumatic Brain Injury. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0193953X20300095.
Kolodner, G., & Koliatsos, V. E. (2020, May 18). Update on the Neuropsychiatry of Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0193953X20300113.
Koliatsos, V. E., Wisner-Carlson, R., & Watkins, C. (2020, May 18). Neuropsychiatry: Definitions, concepts, and patient types. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0193953X20300071.
Koliatsos, V. E. (2020, May 18). Neuropsychiatry coming of age. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0193953X20300137.
Stewart, W., Allinson, K., Al-Sarraj, S., Bachmeier, C., Koliatsos, V. E... & Smith, D. H. (2019). Primum non nocere: a call for balance when reporting on CTE. Lancet Neurol, 18(3), 231–233. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(19)30020-1
Li X, Tzeng SY, Zamboni CG, Koliatsos VE, Ming GL, Green JJ, Mao HQ. Enhancing oligodendrocyte differentiation by transient transcription activation via DNA nanoparticle-mediated transfection. Acta Biomater. 2017 May;54:249-258. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.03.032. Epub 2017 Mar 23.
Lane KS, St Pierre ME, Lauterbach MD, Koliatsos VE. Patient Profiles of Criminal Behavior in the Context of Traumatic Brain Injury. J Forensic Sci. 2016 Nov 16. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.13289. [Epub ahead of print]
McCutcheon ST, Han D, Troncoso J, Koliatsos VE, Albert M, Lyketsos C, Leoutsakos JM. Clinicopathological correlates of depression in early Alzheimer’s disease in the NACC. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Dec;31(12):1301-1311. doi: 10.1002/gps.4435.
Xu L, Schaefer ML, Linville RM, Aggarwal A, Mbuguiro W, Wester BA and Koliatsos VE: Neuroinflammation in primary blast neurotrauma: time course and prevention by torso shielding. Exp. Neurol. 277:268-74, 2016.
Lauterbach MD, Nichols SJ, Notarangelo P and Koliatsos VE: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients With Severe Neuropsychiatric Symptoms. J Neuropsych. Dis. and Treatment 11:1601-7, 2015.