Michalis Koutroumanidis

Epileptologist, professor in clinical neurophysiology


Michalis Koutroumanidis is a neurologist and neurophysiologist specialising in epileptology. He has led the department of clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy since 2002, and is responsible for the adult epilepsy and the first seizure services, and the electroencephalography (EEG) section.

He is a recognised expert in clinical epileptology and EEG, member of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) committee of clinical neurophysiology, chair of the ILAE task force for the revision of EEG epilepsy classification criteria, and co-director of the advanced ILAE teaching course in epilepsy.

Alongside clinical work he pursues clinical research with several EU and national projects.

Education and training

  • professor in clinical neurophysiology King's College London, 2011
  • consultant at Guy's and St Thomas', 2002
  • consultant neurologist and senior lecturer in epileptology, King's College Hospital, 2001
  • CCST in clinical neurophysiology, UK (2000)
  • CCST in neurology, Athens, Greece (1992).

Research interests

  • first seizure
  • clinical-EEG interface in the diagnosis, management, prognosis in adult epilepsy 
  • sleep and epilepsy
  • multimodal monitoring of the patient with seizures
  • non-convulsive status epilepticus.

Last updated: April 2022

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