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Nick Galifianakis, M.P.H., M.D.

Neurologist

Dr. Nicholas Galifianakis is a neurologist who specializes in a comprehensive approach to the treatment of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia and other movement disorders. Treatments include deep brain stimulation (DBS), botulinum toxin injections and medications. His research interests include clinical outcomes in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, such as the use of new interventional MRI techniques. He also is interested in defining types of essential tremor and developing more complete models of care for advanced Parkinson's disease.

Galifianakis earned a medical degree and completed a neurology residency at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, where he served as chief-resident. He completed a movement disorders fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and UCSF. Galifianakis is an assistant professor of neurology in the UCSF School of Medicine. He also sees patients at the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC), a Veterans Affairs center of excellence. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society.

Clinics

Surgical Movement Disorders Center
1635 Divisadero St., Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94115
Neurology: (415) 353-2311
Neurosurgery: (415) 353-2071
Fax: (415) 353-9060

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

University of Southern California (USC) 2003

Residencies

USC Medical Center, Neurology 2007

Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Neurology 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shimamoto SA, Ryapolova-Webb ES, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Miller KJ, Starr PA. Subthalamic nucleus neurons are synchronized to primary motor cortex local field potentials in Parkinson's disease. J Neurosci. 2013 Apr 24; 33(17):7220-33.
  2. de Hemptinne C, Ryapolova-Webb ES, Air EL, Garcia PA, Miller KJ, Ojemann JG, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Starr PA. Exaggerated phase-amplitude coupling in the primary motor cortex in Parkinson disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 19; 110(12):4780-5.
  3. Spindler MA, Galifianakis NB, Wilkinson JR, Duda JE. Globus pallidus interna deep brain stimulation for tardive dyskinesia: case report and review of the literature. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2013 Feb; 19(2):141-7.
  4. Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Markun LC, Grace JK, Martin AJ, Starr PA, Larson PS. Clinical outcomes of PD patients having bilateral STN DBS using high-field interventional MR-imaging for lead placement. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Jun; 115(6):708-12.
  5. Kilbane C, Ostrem J, Galifianakis N, Grace J, Markun L, Glass GA. Multichannel Electromyographic Mapping to Optimize OnabotulinumtoxinA Efficacy in Cervical Dystonia. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2012; 2.
  6. Air EL, Ryapolova-Webb E, de Hemptinne C, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Larson PS, Chang EF, Starr PA. Acute effects of thalamic deep brain stimulation and thalamotomy on sensorimotor cortex local field potentials in essential tremor. Clin Neurophysiol. 2012 Nov; 123(11):2232-8.
  7. Crowell AL, Ryapolova-Webb ES, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Shimamoto S, Lim DA, Starr PA. Oscillations in sensorimotor cortex in movement disorders: an electrocorticography study. Brain. 2012 Feb; 135(Pt 2):615-30.
  8. Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB. Overview of common movement disorders. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2010 Feb; 16(1 Movement Disorders):13-48.
  9. Holschneider DP, Yang J, Sadler TR, Galifianakis NB, Bozorgzadeh MH, Bading JR, Conti PS, Maarek JM. Changes in regional brain perfusion during functional brain activation: comparison of [(64)Cu]-PTSM with [(14)C]-Iodoantipyrine. Brain Res. 2008 Oct 9; 1234:32-43.

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