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Neurologist (brain, nervous system)
10 years of experience
Accepting new patients


Education ?

Medical School Score
Wayne State University (2002)

Awards & Distinctions ?

Best of the Best Doctors (2010-2012)
Wayne State University School of Medicine Teaching Award (2012)
Best Doctors in Michigan (2010-2012)
Epilepsy Foundation
American Epilepsy Society
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Atkinson is affiliated with 18 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
    261 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
    Top 25%
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital & University Health Center
    4201 Saint Antoine St, Detroit, MI 48201
    Top 50%
  • Mount Carmel Hospital
    982 E Columbia Ave, Colville, WA 99114
    Top 50%
  • Harper University Hospital
    3990 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201
    Top 50%
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center
    101 W 8th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204
    Top 50%
  • St. Joseph's Hospital of Chewelah
    500 E Webster Ave, Chewelah, WA 99109
  • Hutzel Women's Hospital
    3980 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Karmanos Cancer Center
    4100 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Detroit Receiving - UHC
  • John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    4646 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Harper Hospital
  • Rehabilitation
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital
  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Hutzel Hospital
  • John D Dingell Va Medical Center
  • Detroit Receiving
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Atkinson has contributed to 7 publications.
    Title Transient Shivering During Wada Test Provides Insight into Human Thermoregulation.
    Date June 2010
    Journal Epilepsia

    Some patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy undergoing the Wada test experience transient shivering. The purpose of this study was to investigate various clinical and radiographic characteristics of these individuals to delineate underlying mechanisms of this phenomenon.

    Title Semantic Interference and Associative Facilitation from Words Presented in Rapid Serial Visual Presentation.
    Date January 2008
    Journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

    Semantic interference in picture naming is readily obtained when categorically related distractor words are displayed with picture targets; however, this is not typically the case when both primes and targets are words. Researchers have argued that to obtain semantic interference for word primes and targets, the prime must be shown for a sufficient duration, prime processing must be made difficult, and participants must attend to the primes. In this article, we used a novel procedure for prime presentation to investigate semantic interference in word naming. Primes were presented as the last word of a rapid serial visual presentation stream, with the target following 600-1,200 msec later. Semantic interference was observed for categorically related targets, whereas facilitation was found for associatively related targets.

    Title Relationships Between Airborne Fungal Spore Concentration of Cladosporium and the Summer Climate at Two Sites in Britain.
    Date June 2004
    Journal International Journal of Biometeorology

    Cladosporium conidia have been shown to be important aeroallergens in many regions throughout the world, but annual spore concentrations vary considerably between years. Understanding these annual fluctuations may be of value in the clinical management of allergies. This study investigates the number of days in summer when spore concentration exceeds the allergenic threshold in relation to regional temperature and precipitation at two sites in England and Wales over 27 years. Results indicate that number of days in summer when the Cladosporium spores are above the allergenic concentration is positively correlated with regional temperature and negatively correlated with precipitation for both sites over the study period. Further analysis used a winter North Atlantic Oscillation index to explore the potential for long-range forecasting of the aeroallergen. For both spore measurement sites, a positive correlation exists between the winter North Atlantic Oscillation index and the number of days in summer above the allergenic threshold for Cladosporium spore concentration.

    Title A Simple Method of Hidden-line Removal in Three-dimensional Modelling: Hiding the Problem Behind Filled Polygons.
    Date April 1990
    Journal Computer Applications in the Biosciences : Cabios
    Title The Volumes and Morphology of Human Chromosomes in Mitotic Reconstructions.
    Date February 1990
    Journal Human Genetics

    Ten unpretreated normal human male fibroblast cells in mitosis were completely reconstructed from micrographs of between 82 and 119 consecutive serial sections. All 46 chromosomes and their centromeres could be reconstructed in every cell. Measurements of chromosome volumes and centromere indices are presented. The data enabled allocation of all chromosomes to their groups (A to G), and chromosomes 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 16, 17, 18 and Y were individually identified. Comparisons with published karyotypes showed that volume measurements correlated well with measurements of DNA content and chromosome length. Centromere indices also showed good correlation, but the acrocentric chromosomes were more unequally armed than found by length measurement. Secondary constrictions at the nucleolar organising region were visible on about a third of the acrocentric chromosomes. One chromosome of the C group, number 9, had a diffuse subcentromeric region (DSR) on the long arm, at the position of the constitutive heterochromatin and (in meiotic cells) the paramere.

    Title Protocol for a Population-based Ankylosing Spondylitis (pas) Cohort in Wales.
    Journal Bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders

    To develop a population-based cohort of people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in Wales using (1) secondary care clinical datasets, (2) patient-derived questionnaire data and (3) routinely-collected information in order to examine disease history and the health economic cost of AS.

    Title High Inter-reviewer Variability of Spike Detection on Intracranial Eeg Addressed by an Automated Multi-channel Algorithm.
    Journal Clinical Neurophysiology : Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

    OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine the consistency of human reviewer spike detection and then develop a computer algorithm to make the intracranial spike detection process more objective and reliable. METHODS: Three human reviewers marked interictal spikes on samples of intracranial EEGs from 10 patients. The sensitivity, precision and agreement in channel ranking by activity were calculated between reviewers. A computer algorithm was developed to parallel the way human reviewers detect spikes by first identifying all potential spikes on each channel using frequency filtering and then block scaling all channels at the same time in order to exclude potential spikes that fall below an amplitude and slope threshold. Its performance was compared to the human reviewers on the same set of patients. RESULTS: Human reviewers showed surprisingly poor inter-reviewer agreement, but did broadly agree on the ranking of channels for spike activity. The computer algorithm performed as well as the human reviewers and did especially well at ranking channels from highest to lowest spike frequency. CONCLUSIONS: Our algorithm showed good agreement with the different human reviewers, even though they demonstrated different criteria for what constitutes a 'spike' and performed especially well at the clinically important task of ranking channels by spike activity. SIGNIFICANCE: An automated, objective method to detect interictal spikes on intracranial recordings will improve both research and the surgical management of epilepsy patients.

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