Gianna J. Link, MD, PhD.
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Present FT position; Tucson VA; Neurology Staff affiliated w U of Az Neurologist with 3 subspecialties; Active NYLicense ; US citizen. Fellowships:
Harvard Medical School: Neuropsychiatry / Behavioral Neurology; Cornell Medical College: Neurorehabilitation;
Karolinska Institute: Neuroimmunology:
Neuro Hospitalist / Neurologist in Stroke Team Leader created Hospital Stroke Magnet Center. VNS interrogation & re-programming;
Baclofen pump refills. Botox Injections
DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)
EEGs; 24, 72 hour video & ICU EEGs,
Pain: Non-narcotic pain management. Injections: Nerve blocks, Occipital Nerve Blocks. Neuro rehabilitation, TBI, SCI, Stroke
IMEs Medical -Legal work as export witness
Conference presentations in Medical / Neurological Conferences.(last presentation Nov 2017) Author: A Guide To Enlightenment. Award documentary Medical publication: “IFN-y, IL-4, TGF-B mRNA expression in MS and MG”. Board Certified: Disability Analyst and Fellow, by the American Board of National Society of Neurorehabilitation: 1.# 6520-06 (valid ). 2006 present Board Eligible: Neurology
High School: Cass Technical, Detroit, MI
Undergraduate: University of Athens: Classical and Modern Greek. Greek Language MEDICAL SCHOOLS:
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. PhD on February 4, 1994. Dissertation: IFN-y, IL-4, TGF-B mRNA expression in MS and MG. Published Research on Multiple Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis in 1994. Defended PhD Thesis: in Neuroimmunology with Opponent Prof. Johan Aarli
Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki,Greece. M.D. Degree:With Government Scholarship) Graduated on March 18, 1983
Externships: (with Scholarships)
Denmark, Aarhus University: Summer of 1977
Israel; Technion University; Rambam Hospital; Summer of 1978 U.SA: Wayne State University; Detroit Medical Center; 1979-1980 Graduate Training:
Internship: Transitional Internal Medicine, Neurology. St. Louis University Medical Center St. Louis, MO. July 1, 1984- June 30, 1985
Supervisor: Wm. Burke, MD, PhD. 1986
Residency: Neurology I. Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX July 1, 1986- June 30, 1987 Prof Dr. S. Appel Residency: Neurology II-IV U of S Fl Tampa, FL July 1, 1987- June 30, 1990 Dr. S. Kori Fellowship I:Clinical Neuroimmunology
Karolinska Institute-Huddinge Hospital Stockholm, Sweden. 07/1991- 06/1994 Fellowship II: Behavioral Neurology/ Neuropsychiatry. July 1, 2001- June 30, 2002 Harvard Medical School McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA. 02478 Fellowship III: Neurorehabilitation. July 1, 2003- June 30, 2005. Cornell University Burke Rehabilitation Hospital785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605 LICENSES -CERTIFICATIONS -DOCUMENTS
NY State: 230843-1 . Expiration: 06/30/2019 (active) UT State: 552****-**** Expiration: 10/01/2013
FL State: # ME55865, Issue Date: August 23, 1989 Expiration Date: January 31, 2004 Expired TX (temporary, expired):
WV: 23916 Expiration: 01/30/2016.
FLEX: # (FL. Licensure Exam)
ECFMG NO: 0290-0555-2 Issued July 1983. No Expiration: UPIN NO: F 78787
PIN # 105*******.
ACLS: Valid BLS: Valid
(FCVS) Federation ID: 204913297
CERTIFIED: Disability Analyst and Fellow. Certification 1.# 6520-06 in 2006 by the American Board of, National American Society of Neurorehabilitation. WORK EXPERIENCE with HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
March 30/2018- present; FT at SAVACS VA hospital Dept. of Medicine / Neurology Service Affiliated w University of Arizona
June 2018- September : Sacramento VA Hospital Dept of Neurology, Mather, CA 25670 April 2014 April 2015: ARH Beckley, Stanaford Rd. Beckley, WV with Outpatient clinic: “ARH Neurology” (hospital employed). 1/2010 ~ 01/2014 GVMC Greenbrier Neurology: 100 Taylor Lane, WV in association with GVMC Hospital with CHS
08/2007 10/2010: IHC UVRMC 1034 N. 500 W. Provo, UT 84604 Hospitalist: 07/2005-06/2007 TTUHSC/UMC Assist. Prof.Neurology/Neuropsychiatry 3601 4TH St. Lubbock Texas 79430
07/2003-06/2005: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital /Affiliated with Cornell University Dept. of Neurorehabilitation In patient Hospital Fellow 785 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605.
(914) 597- 2500
06/2002-07/2001:McLean Hospital / Harvard University. Dept., of Neuropsychiatry 115 Mills St., Belmont, MA. 02468.In patient and out patient Fellow. 07/1991-06/1994:Huddinge Hospital Affiliated with the Karolinska Institute,Dept. of Neurology, Huddinge, Sweden Clinical Research Fellow
07/1990-06/1991:Bay Pines VA Medical Center, Affiliated with USF Dept. of Neurology (USF Assistant Professor of Neurology) Staff at Bay Pines, Fl. 33504 PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
Neurohospitalist/ Stroke Team Leader: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Provo, Utah. 2007-2010.
Assistant Professor of Neurology Department of Neuropsychiatry TTUHSC 2005-2007. Neurorehabilitation Fellow; Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and staff with Cornell University 2003-2005.
Behavioral Neurology Fellow (Ronald Coles) Harvard Medical School McLean Hospital 2001-2002.
Assistant Professor of Neurology at USF and Staff Neurologist at Bay Pines VAMC, FL 335**-****-****. Neuroimmunology Clinical Fellow at Dept. of Neurology at Karolinska Institute; Huddinge Hosp. Stockholm, Sweden. 1991-1994.
PRIVATE PRACTICE EXPERIENCES
General Neurology 1995-1996 Owned & Managed 3 Private Practice Clinics: 1996-1998 Neurology/ Neuroimmunology (IVIG Treatments) Independent Contractor: Part Time; multiple clinics; 1998-2001Neurology & Pain Management with Nerve Blocks, Occipital nerve blocks, botox & other procedures IMEs. Medical Legal Experience as Expert Witness, Narratives RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
1.Clinical Neuroimmunology and Molecular Neurobiology Experience: Research Fellow Karolinska Institute,
Department of Neurology Stockholm, Sweden September. 1991- March, 1994 2. Techniques: In situ hybridization for mRNA detection With labeled cDNA probes; cell culture; assays for detection of antibodies and Cytokines secreted by single cells; characterization of T and B cell repertoires. 3. Neuropathology: Aristotelian University Thessaloniki, Greece 1980-1982. Experience: Neurotransmitter influence on neuronal cultures technique. Immunohistochemistry and Electron Microscopy.
AWARDS, CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Awarded: Medical School Full Scholarship to study medicine by "IKY" upon medical school entrance exams.
Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of valuable contribution to skills for patient assessment 2005 —2006 TTUHSC.
Best ECE teacher for the first academic quarter at TTUHSC 2006. Outstanding Service Award: 2010 GVMC.
Professional of the year representing Neurology 2010 Cambridge Who's Who. Excellence in service toward earning magnet designation 2007 by UVRMC. Outstanding Service Award April 2010 by GVMC.
Nominated by Professor Tomas Olson for the John Dryser award in 1994. Doctors of Excellence: The Leading Physicians of the World 2013
Voted as Most Compassionate Physician by patients. 2014 Top patient choice Top-doctor award Professional Societies: PNI Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. SMA Swedish Medical Association 1991-1994. AAN 1985-2000. AMA 1985-2003 International Association for Greek Neuroscientists since 1981 (IAGN). The Association of American Medical Colleges/Academic Physician & Scientists. ASNR 2005, CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:
2017 Completed 120 hours of CMEs in field study.
2017: Nov 6-8 International Green Energy World Conference Platform Presentation Award recipient.
2017: July 17-18. 14th World Congress of Neurology & Neurological Disorders Chicago Ill. Platform presentation. Award recipient
2017 JULY 1- 6- & July 9-10 Retreat for Health Care Professional The Art of Living, Boone, NC Received 20 CMEs 2016-2017: 120 Credit Hours in field study. 2014-2015: CME in field study
2012 -2013: 75 credit hours, CMEs on: Seizures. Alzheimer's disease. Stroke. Depression and Suicide.Neuroimmunology.
2010-2011: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Neurology Review 2010: Writing course for Physicians Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts. 2008 & 2009 Penn. State Neurology Review Course (7 d. each)
2007; AAN BOSTON April 28 - May 4 Full programs plus: Full day courses: Neurophysiology: clinical EEC: Genetics Half day courses: Stroke AAN Guidelines. Acute stroke management. 2005 – 2006. CME Courses given @ TTUHSC /wk.
2003-2005. CME weekly courses given @ Cornell Univ. / Burke Hosp. 2001-2002. CME biweekly courses given @ Harvard/Mclean Hosp. 2001: Sept.-Oct. Intensive Neurology Review, Harvard Medical School. 2001: Aug.- Sept. Psychiatry Review Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. 1999: Oct. Neurology Review Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA. 1998: April 25- May 2, 1998. American Academy of Neurology 50th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
1997: April 12- 19.. American Academy of Neurology 49th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 1996: March 23-30. American Academy of Neurology 48th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Participated in 5 courses.
1995: Oct. ANA Presentation of the MG paper at the meeting in San Francisco, CA. 1994: Sebastian Summer Medical Symposium, August 12-14, 1994 Sebastian, Florida. 1994: May 1-7 American Academy Neurology 46th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Full day course. I.M. for the neurologist.
1994: Platform Presentation at the 46th annual AAN meeting. Presented paper on cytokines in ON & MS for 15 minutes.
1991-1994: Participated and presented various neuroimmunology topics in the Neurology. Weekly Conferences: Dept. of Neurology, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge Hospital- taught students, residents, and staff. Participated in monthly seminars in Neuroimmunology given at the K.I. Campus.
1993: Participated in full day courses and seminars. April 25th- May 1st American Academy Neurology. New York City, 45th Annual Meeting. 1993: Presented 2 research papers at MS Symposium in Melbourne, Australia. 1992: Participated in the Pan-European Society of Neurology, Third Congress. Lausanne, Suisse. 1991: Dec. 7-12, Pan-European Society of Neurology, Second Congress, Wien, Austria. 1991: Oct. 27-31 International Congress of Neuroimmunology, Jerusalem, Israel, 1991: Sept.19-21 Barrier Concepts and CSF Analyses, Gottingen, Germany. 1991: Aug. 26-28 Retroviruses and Demyelinating Diseases, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1991 Apr.21-27 American Academy Neurology, 43rd Annual Meeting Boston, MA Courses: Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences
1991:Mar.9-15 American Society of Neurochemistry, 22nd Annual Meeting, Charleston, S.C. 1990: Apr. 30 - May 6, 42nd Annual Meeting American Academy of Neurology, Miami, FL. Participated in 2 full day courses.
Link J, Soderstrom M, Olsson T, Hojeberg B, Ljungdahl A, Link H. Increased TGF-B, IL-4 and IFN-y in multiple sclerosis, Ann Neurol 36:379-386,1994. Link J, Navikas V, Yu M, Fredrikson S, Osterman P-O, Link H. Augmented interferon-y, interleukin-4 and transforming growth factor-B mRNA expression in blood mononuclear cells in myasthenia gravis. J Neuroimmunol 51,185-192,1994. Link J, Soderstrom M. Kostulas V1 Olsson T, Hojeberg B, Ljungdahl A, Link H. Optic neuritis is associated with myelin basic protein and proteolipid protein reactive cells producing IFN-y, I1-4 and TGF-B. J Neuroimmunol 49,9-18,1994.
Link J, Soderstrom M, Ljungdahl A, Hojeberg B, Olsson T, Xu Z, Fredrikson S, Wang Z-Y, Link H. Organ-specific autoantigens induce interferon-y and interleukin-4 mRNA expression in mononuclear cells in multiple sclerosis and muasthenia gravis. Neurology 44, 728-734, 1994. Link J, Fredrikson S. Soderstrom M, Olsson T, Hojeberg B, Ljungdahl A, Link H. Organ-specific autoantigens induce transforming growth factor-B mRNA expression in mononuclear cells in multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis. An Neurol 35, 197-203, 1994. Navikas V, Link J. Wahren B, Person C, Link H. Increased levels of IFN-y, IL-4 and TGF-B mRNA expressing blood mononuclear cells in human HIV infection. Clin Exp Immunol 96, 59-63,1994.
Navikas V, Link J, Persson C, Olsson T, Hojeberg B, Ljungdahl A, Link H, Wahren B. Increased mRNA expression of IL-6, IL-10, TNF-a and perforin in blood mononuclear cells in human HIV infection, J AIDA 9:484-489,1995.
Wang Z-Y, Link H, Ljungdahl A, Hojeberg B, Link J, Qiao J, Melms A, Olsson T. Induction of interferon-y, interleukin-4 and transforming growth factor-B in rats orally tolerized against experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis. Cell immunol 157:353-368,1994. Link J, He B, Navikas V, Fredrikson S, Palasik W, Fredrikson S, Soderstrom M, Link H. TGF-B suppresses autoantigen-induced expression of proinflammatory cytokines but not of IL-10 in multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis. J Neuroimmunol 58:21-35,1995. Navikas V, Link J, Palasik W, Soderstrom M, Fredrikson S, Link H. Increased mRNA expression of IL-10 in mononuclear cells in multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis. Scand J Imniunol 41:171-178,1995.
Navikas V, He B, Link J, Soderstrom M, Fredrikson S, Link H. Augmented expression of tumor necrosis factor-a and lymphotoxin mRNA in mononuclear cells in multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis. Brain. In press.
Ma C-G, Zhang G-X, Xiao B-G, Link J, Olsson T, Link H. Suppression of experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis by nasal administration of acetylcholine receptor. J Neuroimmunol 58:51-60,1995.
Navikas V, Haglund M, Link J, He B, Lindqvist L, Fredrikson S, Link H. Cytokine mRNA profiles in mononuclear cells in aseptic meningo-encephalitis, infect Immun 63:1581-1586,1995. Soderstrom M, Hillert J, Link J, Navikas V. Fredrikson S, Link H. Expression of IFN-y, IL-4 and TGF-B in multiple sclerosis in relation to HLA-Dw2 phenotype and stage of disease. Multiple Sclerosis.
G J Link, MD, PhD “One” (A Guide to Enlightenment) 2016, Inspirational Book ISBN: 978-168181-476-6.
Teaching: Presented multiple lectures to medical students, Residents, and staff on various neuroscience topics: Coma, Disorders of Consciousness, Delirium, Seizures, Headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, Cognitive disorders,
The Neurological Examination. The Mental Status Examination. Gait disorders. Cytokines in MS, Cytokines in AD., Cytokines in TBI., Cytokines in CVA. Inflammation in Neurological diseases.
As a mentor by the female medical students during their last two years of medical school at Texas Tech University Medical School.
Perth, Australia to present research work on MS 1995. Presented lectures to the West Texas and Northwest AD., TBI., MS and Myasthenia Gravis support representative groups in FL.,TX., UT.and WV. Committees Chaired in:
Risk Management committees TTUHSC & GVMC
Admissions committees at TTUHSC.
Peer review medical staff committee at GVMC
OGME/MCC committee medical staff at GVMC
Ethics committee medical staff at GVMC
Physicians well being medical staff committee at GVMC Quality improvement council medical staff committee at GVMC
FOREIGN LANGUAGES: Spanish, Swedish, Greek.
GENERAL: Substance use: Never. Tobacco: Never. Alcohol: Rare in past; Now: Never. Future interests and plans:
Obtain Certification in Stem Cell Therapies in 2018. Provide outstanding patient care for all patients in an excellent working environment with high work ethics.
Establish an MS clinic, a non-narcotic pain clinic with occipital nerve blocks and trigger point injections.
Apply therapeutic techniques in Neurorehabilitation for TBI and AD patients’. Provide educational lectures for students, interns, residents, and staff. Establish a clinic with registry of patients for optimal patient's care, research, and clinical trials.in Neurology.
Writing, reading, painting playing the violin, scuba diving, traveling around the world PERSONAL FUTURE PLANS
Volunteer to provide medical care globally to the underprivileged. Write more books, poetry and publish the ones already written; learn Sanskrit, read in classical Greek the Iliad, the Lord of La Mancha in Spanish and practice Swedish. Research Possibilities: Do a Sabbatical at the Karolinska institute to do research with cytokines, stem cells with ISH, in clinical neurology and Neuroimmunology. Determine cytokine repertoire in A.D., P.D., and other autoimmune mediated disorders. Research the Neuro immunological factors involved in Alzheimers Dz., Schizophrenia, and other disorders of behavioral neurology. REFERENCES
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