Eleftherios Papathanasiou

Assistant Professor

Current Position

Neurophysiologist, Neurophysiology Department,

Assistant Professor

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics

E-mail: [email protected]


Dr. Eleftherios Papathanasiou is a Clinical Neurophysiologist and Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology.  He has a Master’s Degree in Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and a PhD in Clinical Neurophysiology from the Alexandoupoli General Hospital School of Medicine, Greece.  His main research interest is in Neurotology and Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs).  He has 60 publications in international peer reviewed journals and has been cited by over 210 other publications.  He was chairman of an international working group with regards to the Clinical Application of Cervical VEMPs published in 2014 in the journal Clinical Neurophysiology, which is now considered an international guideline by the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN).  His recent review on the clinical applications of VEMPs is now in press.


Recent Publications

  • Papathanasiou ES, Murofushi T, Akin FW, Colebatch JG. International guidelines for the clinical application of cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: An expert concensus report. Clin Neurophysiol 2014;125:658-666.
  • Papacostas SS, Papathanasiou ES, Kyriakides T, Pantzaris M. Cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in cerebellar lesions. Otol Neurotol 2014 Oct;35(9):1633-7.
  • Papathanasiou ES. Ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials and the importance of the bifid response. Clinical Neurophysiology 2017;128:260-261.
  • Papathanasiou ES. Peripheral Neuropathies and the Vestibular System: Is there a role for Vestibular Rehabilitation. Clinical Neurophysiology 2018;129:847-848.
  • Papathanasiou ES. Standardizing the Way We Perform and Apply Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs) Clinical Neurophysiology Practice. Clinical Neurophysiology Practice 2019 (in press).
  • Papathanasiou ES. Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs) and Systemic Factors Clinical Neurophysiology. Clin Neurophysiol (in press)
  • Papathanasiou ES, Cronin T, Seemungal BM3, Sandhu JS4. Electrophysiological Testing in concussion: A Guide to Clinical Applications. J. Concussion (in press)
  • Papathanasiou ES, Straumann D. Why and When to Refer Patients for Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials: A Critical Review. Clin Neurophysiol (in press)
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