Dr. Stella Karantzoulis is the founder of Modern Brain Center. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She obtained her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2006, Dr. Karantzoulis completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, followed by a 2-year clinical post-doctoral residency in the Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC). Dr. Karantzoulis served as a research scientist in the Department of Neurology from 2009-2010 prior to obtaining a faculty appointment, as clinical assistant professor from 2010 to 2016. During that time, Dr. Karantzoulis was the Associate Director of the Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment and had a leading role in the Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials program at NYULMC.
Dr. Karantzoulis' clinical and research interests focus on the early identification of Alzheimer’s Disease (e.g., mild cognitive impairment and pre-clinical phases) and the development of novel therapeutic approaches in this population. Her clinical practice specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of memory disorders, dementia, and other neurobehavioral syndromes (including epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor). She is one of the few board-certified clinical neuropsychologists in New York to offer individualized as well as group-oriented approaches to memory intervention.
Dr. Karantzoulis is an affiliate member of several national and international associations, including the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has been active in research with several peer-reviewed publications in the fields of psychological and neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, aging, differential diagnosis of dementia, and late-life effects of sport-related concussion. She routinely gives invited addresses on clinical psychology and neuropsychology at national and international meetings and has received research support from federal and foundation funding agencies. She continues to serve as a grant reviewer for foundation grants agencies and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Karantzoulis is licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York.