Dr. Vassilis E. Koliatsos is the medical director of the Neuropsychiatry Program at Sheppard Pratt Health System, and the first Stulman Scholar in Clinical Neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Koliatsos, who is a senior faculty member at both the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and 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. 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 also has an active clinical practice focusing on patients with TBI and neurodegenerative dementias.
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.
He 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
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.