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PROFESSOR DENNIS VELAKOULIS MBBS MMed Dip Crim DMedSci FRANZCP
Practising at: The Melbourne Clinic (Outpatients), Cabrini Hospital, RMH Private Medical Centre (Consults)


Professor Dennis Velakoulis is a consultant neuropsychiatrist and director of the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital and with Professor Chris Pantelis set up what is now the Neuroimaging Arm of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre. Following graduation from the University of Melbourne in Medicine, Prof Velakoulis completed a Diploma of Criminology before successfully completing his Fellowship for the RANZCP and a Masters of Medicine in Psychiatry in neuroimaging. Following this he was appointed an NH&MRC Fellow at the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria, where he worked in Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and began world-leading research into the volumetric measurement of the hippocampus and other brain regions in schizophrenia, which comprised his Doctorate of Medical Science at the University of Melbourne, and which was published in journals such as The Lancet and high-impact psychiatric journals including Archives of General Psychiatry. He has published over 180 Medline-indexed scientific papers. He continues to be involved in research into first-episode and established schizophrenia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease and early-onset dementia.
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Clinical Expertise

Professor Velakoulis has worked in private and public psychiatry since 1994. He has been the Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital since 2001 and has expertise in the assessment and management of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. In his private practice, Dr Velakoulis sees patients with neuropsychiatric disorders (either as one off assessments, for ongoing management or for medicolegal assessments). Professor Velakoulis is Greek speaking and sees referrals for Greek speaking/background patients with general psychiatric disorders eg anxiety, depression, dementia.
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Research Expertise

Professor Velakoulis has published over two hundred Medline-indexed scientific papers and book chapters. He continues to be involved in research into first-episode and established schizophrenia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease and young-onset dementia.

Click here for a list of Professorr Velakoulis' Medline-indexed publications.
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Seeing Dr Velakoulis

Clinical referrals generally will need to be made by a medical practitioner to attract a medicare rebate. Referrals are accepted from general practitioners and other medical specialists and can be sent to the below address, fax number or email address. Second opinions for possible oragnic psychiatric disorders or complex cases from other mental health practitioners are welcomed.

For discussing about consultative work, please contact Dr Velakoulis as per the details below.

Mailing Address:
Prof Dennis Velakoulis
Suite 2
140 Church St
RICHMOND 3121
Tel: 03 94201416
Fax: 03 86486858

Email:
dvelakou@bigpond.net.au