Poliklinika Marin Med
7/03- 06/04 Neurophysiology sleep fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
7/02 – 6/03 Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, Boston Medical Center,
7/00 – 6/02 Neurology Resident, Department of Neurology, Boston Medical Center,
6/99 – 6/00 Medical Intern, Transitional Program of Boston Medical Center,
Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA
6/94 – 6/99 University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Worcester, MA
9/86 – 10/91 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
E M P L O Y M E N T
09/10-Present Neurologist, Foundation Medical Partners, Nashua NH
03/08-09/10 Neurologist, Andreja Packard MDPC, Leominster, MA
03/06-03/08 Neurologist, Clinical instructor medicine UMassMed Health alliance
10/04 – 03/06 Instructor in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Boston University
10/04 – 03/06 Director of Primary Stroke Center, Quincy Medical Center, hospital affiliated with BUMC
10/4 – 03/06 Sleep medicine specialist, Boston University Sleep Lab
Member of the QMC sleep lab development team
6/94 – 6/99 Graduate assistant, Department of Graduate Studies, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
B O A R D C E R T I F I C A T I O N
2005 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
2007 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Sleep Medicine
R E S E A R C H
10/04 – Present Study physician, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Boston University Medical Center. Participating in NIH and industry founded trials: Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), ADAPT, FlurizanTM Myriad study, and HOPE
7/02 – 7/03 Study physician, VA study of male patients with seizures
6/94 – 6/99 Ph.D. student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Dissertation project investigates mechanisms, modulation and specificity of intra- and intercellular calcium signals in glial cells.
P R O F E S S I O N A L M E M B E R S H I P S
2003 – Present American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2002 – Present American Academy of Neurology
2000 – Present Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry
1994 – Present Society for Neuroscience
A W A R D S A N D H O N O R S
2002 American Neurological Association Resident Scholarship, 127th Annual Meeting, New York, New York
2002 American Academy of Neurology Resident Scholarship, 54th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
1988 – 1991 Croatian Ministry of Culture and Education scholarship
Merit award based on academic performance.
P U B L I C A T I O N S
A. Strahonja. (1991) Analysis of spatial neuron patterns on the basis of inter-neuronal distances: software solution for the ‘nearest neighbor’ method. Medicinar, 37(1-2): 27-38.
M.J. Sanderson, K. Paemeleire, A. Strahonja and L. Leybaert. (1998) Intercellular Ca2+ signaling between glial and endothelial cells. Gap Junctions, R. Werner (Ed.) IOS Press, 261-265.
J. Sneyd, M. Wilkins, A. Strahonja and M.J. Sanderson. (1998) Calcium waves and oscillations driven by an intercellular gradient of inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate. Biophys. Chem., 72:101-109.L. Leybaert, K. Paemeleire, A. Strahonja and M.J. Sanderson. (1998) Inositol trisphosphate dependent intercellular calcium signaling in and between astrocytes and endothelial cells. Glia, 24(4):398-407.
Strahonja-Packard and M.J. Sanderson. (1999) Intercellular Ca2+ waves in glia induce temporally and spatially distinct intracellular Ca2+ oscillations in glia. Glia 28:97-113.
A. Strahonja-Packard, Carlos C. Kase, Ahmed S. Aly and Glenn Barest (2002) “CT-negative” intracerebral hemorrhage case report and implications for management., Arch. Neurol.60:1156-1159.
B.A. Dworetzky, A. Strahonja-Packard, J. Paz, B. Schauble, C.W. Shanahan, E.B. Bromfield (2005) Characteristics of nonepileptic seizures in male veterans: a retrospective study. Epilepsia 46:1418-1422.
A B S T R A C T S
A. Strahonja and M.J. Sanderson. (1996) Ca2+ oscillations, initiated by intercellular Ca2+ waves in glial cells have intrinsic spatial but extrinsic temporal characteristics. Mol. Biol. Cell, 7:282a.
A. Strahonja and M.J. Sanderson. (1997) Properties of intracellular Ca2+ oscillations induced in glia by intercellular Ca2+ waves and acetylcholine. Society for Neuroscience, 23:69.
A. Strahonja and M.J. Sanderson. (1998) Mechanism of intercellular Ca2+ wave propagation in glial cells. Society for Neuroscience, 24(1):313.
A. Strahonja-Packard, Ahmed S. Aly, and Carlos C. Kase (2001) Should computer tomography remain preferred imaging procedure in acute stroke assessment ? (Cobbs Meeting 2001, Boston Society for Psychiatry and Neurology)
B.A. Dworetzky, A. Strahonja-Packard, J. Paz, B. Schauble, C.W. Shanahan, E.B. Bromfield (2002) Characteristics of nonepileptic seizures in male veterans (54th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Neurology, Denver)
R.J. Thomas and A. Packard (2004) The functional neurobiology of narcolepsy. Sleep, 27:A251.
I N V I T E D L E C T U R E S
A. Packard: Sleep in older person (September 2005) Geriatrics Section Educational Conference, Boston University Department of Geriatrics.