Dr. Demitre Serletis

Dr. Demitre Serletis

MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAANS, FACS


Dr. Demitre Serletis is an Associate Professor in the Section of Neurosurgery at the University of Manitoba, and treats pediatric and adult patients at the Children’s Hospital and the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. He specializes in epilepsy and pediatric neurosurgery, and serves as Director of the Epilepsy Surgery Program. Dr. Serletis is also the Neurosurgery Residency Program Director, and is an accomplished Ph.D. scientist in the field of epilepsy research. He currently directs the ‘Manitoba Neurosurgery Laboratory’ at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.

Dr. Serletis received his medical degree from the University of Calgary (2003), where he also completed his internship in 2004. He then began his neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto. While in training, Dr. Serletis earned his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biomedical Engineering in 2010. Following the completion of his residency in 2012, he completed a prestigious epilepsy neurosurgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic (2013). He then assumed his first appointment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock (2013-2016), where he established Arkansas’ first comprehensive epilepsy surgery program, which became the fifth centre in the United States to introduce robotic stereotaxy for invasive stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG). In early 2016, Dr. Serletis accepted his current position in the Section of Neurosurgery, Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, at the University of Manitoba. He has primary research interests in epilepsy neurodynamics and neuroengineering approaches to the study of in vivo human brain EEG signals.

Dr. Serletis is currently a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is an active member of the American  Epilepsy  Society,  the  Canadian  League  Against  Epilepsy,  the  Congress  of  Neurological Surgeons, the Canadian Neurosurgical Society and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. In 2012, he was named one of Greek America Foundation’s top Forty Under 40, in large part because of his innovative neuroengineering research on epilepsy and related seizure dynamics. In 2017, Dr. Serletis was acknowledged by CBC Manitoba as part of its Canada 150 #iamMB competition, and also as a 'Future 40' Award recipient, for his role in elevating the standard of epilepsy care in this province. He was also inducted as a Charter Fellow of the Institute for Nonlinear Dynamical Inference (INDI) at RUDN University in Moscow for his epilepsy-related research. More recently, Dr. Serletis was elected as a Board Director-at-large to the national Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada.

Dr. Serletis' lab information may be found here, and his publications may be viewed on Pubmed.

Twitter handle: @epilepsydoc.

LinkedIn profile:  Link here.