Dr. Toufexis was trained in adult psychiatry at the University of Rochester and then completed child psychiatry fellowship at University of South Florida where she served as chief. After graduation she continued to work at USF as an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and worked primarily at Rothman Center of Neuropsychiatry. There she participated in multiple research studies, publications, medication consultation phone line for pediatricians, and supervised resident doctors. She also worked part-time at USF Hope House for Eating Disorders and USF Healthy Weight Clinic. Most recently she has done outpatient psychiatric work at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She also has experience with telepsychiatry.
Book chapter : Murphy TK, Toufexis MD. PANDAS: Immune Related OCD. In Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders. D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds), New York, NY: Springer, 2013; p 193-199.
Rahman O, Toufexis M, Storch EA, Murphy TK. Behavioral Treatment of Trichotillomania and Trichophagia in a 29-month-old Girl. Clinical Pediatrics. 2009; 48: 951-3.
Toufexis M. Could It Be OCD or PTSD? Comments and Controversies. Current Psychiatry. 2009; 8: 55.
Toufexis M, Gieron-Korthals M. Early Testing for Huntington Disease in Children: Pros and Cons. Journal of Child Neurology. 2010; 25: 482-4.
Toufexis M, Lewin AB, De Oleo C, Murphy TK. A Possible Link Between Tic Disorders Associated with Beta Thalassemia Minor and Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Clinical Case Reports. 2013; 3: 244.
Toufexis M, De Oleo C, Elia J, Murphy TK. A Link Between Perianal Strep and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS). The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2014; 26: 164-8.
Murphy TK, Patel PD, McGuire JF, Kennel A, Mutch PJ, Parker-Athill EC, Hanks CE, Lewin AB, Storch EA, Toufexis MD, Dadlani GH, Rodriguez CA. Characterization of the Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Phenotype. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2014 October 17. (Epub ahead of print)
Toufexis MD, Hommer R, Gerardi DM, Grant P, Rothschild L, d’Souza P, Williams K, Leckman J, Swedo SE, Murphy TK. Disordered Eating and Food Restrictions in Children with PANDAS. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2014 October 20. (Epub ahead of print)
Gerardi DM, Toufexis M, Hanks CE, Murphy TK. Serotonergic or Anticholinergic Toxidrome: Case Report of a 9-year-old Girl. Pediatric Emergency Care. (in press)