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Ekaterina Staikova, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology



Ekaterina (Katya) Staikova is an Assistant Professor of Neurology (Neuropsychology Program) at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her PhD at the City University of New York and completed an internship at New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center followed by postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University.

Although she evaluates patients with a working with a wide range of clinical conditions, including neurodegenerative illness, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and dual diagnosis (neuropsychiatry), her areas of specialization include epilepsy and movement disorders. Dr. Staikova joined the Neuropsychology faculty at Emory Brain Health Center in 2015. She is the principal neuropsychologist for the Emory Deep Brain Stimulation program, which surgically treats poorly controlled motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other involuntary movement disorders, and is actively involved in research examining long-term cognitive and behavioral outcomes following DBS.

Dr. Staikova also specializes in cross-cultural assessment and conducts evaluations in Spanish and Russian. She provides clinical supervision to interns following Division 40 neuropsychology guideless in the Emory Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship program, and also supervises doctoral students in clinical neuropsychology as part of the clinical practica required for their degrees.