Panagiotis Koutakis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor

Research Area
  • The effects of supervised exercise therapy in the myopathy and limb function of patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and inflammation in the gastrocnemius of patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Walking impairment in claudication
Current Courses Taught

HP 1421 Introduction to Human Physiology

Select Publications

Koutakis, P., Myers, S.A, Cluff, K., Ha D.M., Haynatzki, G., McComb R.D., Uchida, K., Miserlis, D., Papoutsi, E., Johanning, J.M., Casale, G.P. Pipinos, I.I. Abnormal Myofiber Morphology and Limb Dysfunction in Claudication. J Surg Res. 2015 Jun 1;196(1):172-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.02.011.

Koutakis, P., Casale, G.P., Kim, J.K.S., Miserlis, D., Zhu, Z., Papoutsi, E., Ha, D.M., Swanson, S.A., Carpenter, L.A., Myers, S.A., Johanning, J.M, Pipinos, I.I. Desmin expression is abnormal in myofibers of the gastrocnemius of patients with peripheral arterial disease and is associated with impaired mitochondrial respiration and reduced muscle strength. J Histochem Cytochem. 2015

Koutakis, P., Weiss D.J., A.A., Miserlis, D., Shostrom V.K., Papoutsi, E., Ha D.M., Carpenter L.A., McComb R.D., Casale, G.P., Pipinos, I.I. Myofiber Type Sensitivity of Gastrocnemius Muscle to Oxidative Stress in Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients. Redox Biol. 2014 Jul 19;2:921-8. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2014.07.002. eCollection 2014.

Wurdeman, S.R., Koutakis, P., Myers, S.A., Johanning, J.M., Pipinos, I.I., Stergiou, N. Patients with peripheral arterial disease exhibit reduced joint powers compared to velocity-matched controls. Gait & Posture, 2012, Jul;36(3):506-9.

Koutakis, P., Johanning, J.M., Myers, S.A., Stergiou, N., Longo M., Pipinos, I.I. Abnormal joint powers before and after onset of claudication symptoms. J Vasc Surg, 2010, Aug;52(2):340-347.

Contact Information

Baylor University
Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences,  HHPR
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Waco, TX 76798-7313

Office: Rena Marrs McLean Gym 122
Phone: 254 - 710 - 4010
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