Okeanis Vaou, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Semmelweis University of Medicine

Dr. Vaou completed her undergraduate and medical school training at the Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. She completed her neurological residency at New York Medical College and did a Fellowship in Movement Disorders and Sleep at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Vaou is board-certified in Neurology and is fellowship trained in Movement Disorders and Sleep. She specializes in the management of Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. Dr. Vaou follows patients who have undergone Deep Brain Stimulation. Dr. Vaou participates in clinical research evaluating novel pharmacological agents in Parkinson’s Disease.

A Phase 2 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of CX-8998 for Essential Tremor
02/01/2018 - 02/01/2021 (PI)
Cavion Inc


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  1. González DA, Wang D, Pollet E, Velarde A, Horn S, Coss P, Vaou O, Wang J, Li C, Seshadri S, Miao H, Gonzales MM. Performance of the Dreem 2 EEG headband, relative to polysomnography, for assessing sleep in Parkinson's disease. Sleep Health. 2024 Feb; 10(1):24-30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38151377
  2. Rizzo R, Wang JWJL, DePold Hohler A, Holsapple JW, Vaou OE, Ivanov PC. Dynamic networks of cortico-muscular interactions in sleep and neurodegenerative disorders. Front Netw Physiol. 2023; 3:1168677.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37744179; PMCID: PMC10512188; DOI: 10.3389/fnetp.2023.1168677;
  3. Kushigian DJ, Vaou OE. Aspartame use and Parkinson's disease: review of associated effects on neurotransmitters, oxidative stress, and cognition. Nutr Neurosci. 2024 May; 27(5):506-519. PMID: 37395401
  4. Gonzales MM, Wang D, Pollet E, Velarde Á, Horn S, Coss P, Vaou O, Wang J, Li C, Seshadri S, Miao H, González DA. Pilot Study Results Assessing the Accuracy of a Ballistic Sleep Monitor Relative to Polysomnography in Parkinson's Disease. J Parkinsons Dis. 2023; 13(6):1073-1076.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37599538; PMCID: PMC10578264; DOI: 10.3233/JPD-230126;
  5. Naito A, Wills AM, Tropea TF, Ramirez-Zamora A, Hauser RA, Martino D, Turner TH, Rafferty MR, Afshari M, Williams KL, Vaou O, McKeown MJ, Ginsburg L, Ezra A, Iansek R, Wallock K, Evers C, Schroeder K, DeLeon R, Yarab N, Alcalay RN, Beck JC. Expediting telehealth use in clinical research studies: recommendations for overcoming barriers in North America. NPJ Parkinsons Dis. 2021 Apr 12; 7(1):34. PMID: 33846349; PMCID: PMC8041858; DOI: 10.1038/s41531-021-00177-8;
  6. Ho DS, Vaou OE, Hohler AD. Dry Eye Syndrome and Sicca Complex are Commonly Found in Patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020; 14:4015-4021.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33244220; PMCID: PMC7685370; DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S279520;
  7. Arkilo D, Devinsky O, Mudigoudar B, Boronat S, Jennesson M, Sassower K, Vaou OE, Lerner JT, Jeste SS, Luchsinger K, Thibert R. Electroencephalographic patterns during sleep in children with chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplications (Dup15q). Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Apr; 57(Pt A):133-6. PMID: 26949155
  8. Vaou O, Westwood AJ, Gorfinkel-Pyatkevich Y, Auerbach SH, DePold Hohler A. Sleep Characteristics in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. J Sleep Med Disord. 2016; 3(5):1057.
  9. Arkilo D, Vaou OE. . . 2015 Oct.18(4):109 . Antiepileptic drug use during pregnancy: sodium valproate is associated with lower offspring IQ. Evid Based Nurs. 2015; 18(4):109.
  10. Vaou O, Saint-Hilaire M, Friedman J. Visual hallucinations in photographs in Parkinson's disease. BMJ Case Rep. 2013; 2013.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23704424; PMCID: PMC3669810; DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008372;
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2016 Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum
2016 Allina Health Advanced Training Program (AATP)
2009-2010 Chief resident in Neurology
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