Dr. Stavros Zanos MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Institute of Bioelectronic Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

Stavros Zanos, MD, PhD obtained his MD diploma from Aristotle University, in Thessaloniki, Greece. He served as a general medical practitioner and a military physician, before training in internal medicine and cardiology, and earning a PhD in Neuroscience and Physiology from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2013, where he also served as senior fellow and instructor. He joined the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research as assistant professor in 2017. At the Feinstein Institutes, he leads the Translational Neurophysiology Lab, at the Institute for Bioelectronic Medicine. He is also adjunct assistant professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Zanos’ studies focus on neurostimulation as a means to study the nervous system and to treat diseases in which the nervous system is affected or implicated. The main areas of his research are: neural control of autonomic function, neural plasticity, responsive and adaptive (closed-loop) neuromodulation, and development and testing of bioelectronic medicine therapies. His lab conducts research on treating cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic diseases using neurostimulation. He is principal investigator in a DARPA project on the use of vagus nerve stimulation to promote targeted brain plasticity and augment cognitive performance. Dr. Zanos is the author of 20 peer-reviewed publications.


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