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Dr. Leonidas Stefanis is Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology and Chairman of the Neurology Department at the First Department of Neurology, University of Athens Medical School. He trained in Neurology and Behavioral Neurology at Columbia University in New York, where he was also a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropathology. After serving as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia for a few years, he returned to Greece, to the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, as Researcher Level B. In 2006, he was elected Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology at the University of Athens. He first served in the Second Department of Neurology, including as Chairman from 2011 to 2017. His main interest lies in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, and in particular Parkinson’s Disease and related synucleinopathies. Since his clinical appointment at the University, he has been overseeing a specialized Movement Disorders outpatient unit. He has published over 150 manuscripts, he has received numerous competitive grants to support his research, and he is widely acknowledged as an expert in genetic forms of Parkinsonism and in the pathogenesis of synucleinopathies.