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Anastasia Zekeridou, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Neurologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Zekeridou Anastasia, M.D., Ph.D., is an autoimmune neurologist with a joint appointment in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, in the Neuroimmunology Laboratory. She is originally from Greece where she obtained her medical and Ph.D degrees. She completed her neurology residency training in the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland (CHUV) before working at Mayo Clinic. Dr Zekeridou's research and clinical focus is on diagnosis and treatment of patients with autoimmune neurological diseases with a focus on paraneoplastic neurological syndromes and neurological complications of immune-checkpoint inhibitor cancer immunotherapy.

  1. Autoimmune dementia
  2. Autoimmune encephalopathy
  3. Autoimmune epilepsy
  4. Neuromyelitis optica
  5. Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system
  6. Stiff person syndrome
  • Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes
  • Neurological complications of immune-checkpoint inhibitor cancer immunotherapy
  • Autoimmune encephalitis and autoimmunity affecting the central nervous system
  • Neural autoantibody biomarkers in patients with neurological autoimmunity or cancer
  1. 2019
    PhDMedical School, University of Alexandroupolis
  2. 2018
    FellowRST Autoimmune Neurology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2017
    Research FellowshipNeuroimmunology Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  4. 2014
    ResidentInternal Medicine Service, Pourtalès Hospital, Neuchatel, Switzerland
  5. 2013
    Internship - Clinical research in neurological paraneoplastic disorders, laboratory testing and diagnosis of neural autoantibodies.French Reference Center for Neurological Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Lyon,
  6. 2012
    ResidentDepartment of Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital of Lausanne
  7. 2011
    ResidentDepartment of Clinical Neurosciences, Neurology Service, University Hospital of Lausanne
  8. 2007
    MDAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical school
    Other - Swiss Federal title of Specialist in NeurologyFMH
    Certificate - EMG CertificateSwiss Society of Clinical Neuro-electrophysiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Sacha A. and Donald C. McGraw, III Career Development Award in Autoimmune DiseaseCenter for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology (CMSAN)

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology Regional Conference committee
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberRegional Conference Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  4. 2020 - present
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Academy of Neurology
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Neuroimmunology
  6. 2018 - present
    MemberFMH Swiss Medical Association
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  8. 2016 - present
    MemberFederation of Clinical Immunology Sections (FOCIS)
  9. 2014 - 2015
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  10. 2011 - present
    MemberSwiss Society of Clinical Neurophysiology


Research activities

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