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Nikos Makris, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Co-Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Morphometric Analysis
  • Assistant Professor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Nikos Makris - Send email to nikos@cma.mgh.harvard.edu

Nikos Makris, M.D, Ph.D., is the Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Morphometric Analysis, an anatomist and neurobehavioral scientist, and an Assistant Professor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School at MGH. He has prominently contributed to the development and publication of analyses of structural MRI and functional Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) analyses and has had a long-standing interest in sexual dimorphisms. He has been working with the PI, Dr. Goldstein, and her colleagues for 15 years, and, in addition to other roles, is the neuroanatomist on her studies.

Representative Publications:

Makris N, Buka SL, Biederman J, Papadimitriou GM, Hodge SM, Valera EM, Brown AB, Bush G, Monuteaux MC, Caviness VS, Kennedy DN, Seidman LJ. Attention and Executive Systems Abnormalities in Adults with Childhood ADHD: A DT-MRI Study of Connections. Cereb Cortex, 2007 Sep 30 [Epub ahead of print].

Makris N, Biederman J, Valera EM, Bush G,Kaiser J. Kennedy DN, Caviness VS, Faraone SV, Seidman LJ. Cortical thinning of the attention and executive function networks in adults withattention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Cereb Cortex. 2007 Jun;17(6):1364-75. Epub 2006 Aug 18.

Makris N, Papadimitriou GM, van der Kouwe A, Kenedy DN, Hodge SM, Dale AM, Benner T, Wald LL, Wu O, Tuch DS, Caviness VS, Moore TL, Killiany RJ, Moss MB, Rosene DL. Frontal connections and cognitive changes in normal aging rhesus monkeys: A DTI study. Neurobiol Aging. 2007 1556-1567

Makris N, Kennedy DN, McInerney S, Sorensen AG, Wang R, Caviness, VS and Pandya DN. Segmentation of Subcomponents within the Superior Longitudinal Fascicle in Humans: A Quantitative, In Vivo, DT-MRI Study. Cerebral Cortex, 2005 15(6):854-869.

Makris N., Kaiser J., Haselgrove C., Seidman LJ., Biederman J., Boriel D., Valera EM., Papadimitriou GM., Fischl B., Caviness VS, Jr., Kennedy DN. Human Cerebral cortex: A system for the integration of volume-and surface-based representations. Neuroimage, 2006 Aug 18

Makris N, Schlerf JE, Hodge SM, Haselgrove C, Albaugh MD, Seidman LJ, Rauch SL, Harris GJ, Biederman J, Caviness VS Jr, Kennedy DN, Schmahmann JD. MRI-based Surface Assisted Parcellation of Human Cerebellar Cortex: An Anatomically Specified Method with Estimate of Reliability. NeuroImage. 2005 May 1;25(4):1146-1160.

Makris N, Gasic GP, Seidman LJ, Goldstein JM, Gastfriend DR, Elman I, Albaugh DM, Hodge SM, Ziegler DA, Sheahan F, Caviness VS Jr., Tsuang MT, Kennedy DN, Hyman SE, Rosen BR, Breiter HC. Decreased Absolute Amygdala Volume in Cocaine Addicts. Neuron, 2004 Nov 18; 44(4):729-740.

Makris N., Hodge SM, Haselgrove C, Kennedy DN, Dale A, Fischl B, Rosen BR, Harris G, Caviness VS, Jr, and Schmahmann JD. Human Cerebellum: Surface Assisted Cortical Parcellation and Volumetry with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2003, 15:4, 1-16.

Fischl B, Salat DH, Busa E, Albert M, Dieterich M, Haselgrove C, van der Kouwe A, Killiany R, Kennedy D, Klaveness S, Montillo A, Makris N, Rosen B, Dale AM. Whole Brain Segmentation: Automated Labeling of Neuroanatomical Structures in the Human Brain. Neuron, 2002, 33, 1-20.

Makris N, Papadimitriou GM, Worth AJ, Jenkins BG, Garrido L, Sorensen AG, Wedeen VJ, Tuch DS, Wu O, Cudkowicz ME, Caviness VS, Rosen BR, Kennedy DN. Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Neuropharmacology: The Fifth Generation of Progress , Vol. 3 (27), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002.

Publications by Dr. Makris