Marianna V. Spanaki, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. was born in Crete, Greece. She completed her Neurology residency in Athens, Greece and a research Fellowship in Epilepsy at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT where she conducted her PH.D. research in collaboration with Athens University.. She completed an Epilepsy Fellowship at the NINDS, at the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD.
After her fellowship, she joined the Epilepsy Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin for 5 years, before joining Henry Ford Medical Group in 2005.
In 2008 she received her executive M.B.A from University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN
Dr. Spanaki is currently the Division Head of the Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Detroit MI and Associate Professor of Neurology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
Dr. Spanaki has published more than 40 peer reviewed journal articles, 8 book chapters, and more than 40 abstracts in scientific meetings.
Dr. Spanaki is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES). She was the President- elect of the Michigan Neurological Association and a member of the CMS Advisory Board on Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups. She is the co-chair of the HFMG Operations Council and the AAN Revenue Update Committee (RUC) Advisor.