Dimitra Veltsista is a consultant neurologist-neurphysiologist at the University Hospital of Patras since 2016. Her main responsibilities include, being in charge of the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, a member of the NMD multidisciplinary team and Botulinum toxin treatments.
Her research interests focus on all aspects of clinical neurophysiology, particularly those related to neuromuscular diseases such as motor neuron disease, auto-immune neuropathies & myopathies. They include:
- Diagnostic applications of ultrasound in myopathies and peripheral nerve disorders.
- Development of electromyographic programs and custom-build software programs for signal analysis, in collaboration with Department of Computer Engineering.
- Applications of magnetic stimulation in the study of central and peripheral nervous system diseases.
- Clinical studies aiming to assess the response of patients with varied PNS disorders to treatment trials with new medications.
She is a member of the Myasthenia Branch of Hellenic Neurological Society and junior representative of Hellenic Neurological Society in peripheral neuropathies and clinical neurophysiology. She has served on scientific Panels of European Academy of Neurology for 2021-2023.
She is the author of 18 peer reviewed articles in international journals and has been an invited speaker in 12 national meetings. She has been involved in 4 international multi-center studies (phase II & III) on neuromuscular diseases as sub-investigator.