Cohort 
2021

Yavuz Ayhan, MD

Psychiatrist

We need to support research for better diagnosis, prevention and management; identify the community specific-regional challenges and provide sustainable financial structures for equity, in global dementia care.

Current Work

Yavuz is a psychiatrist who is interested in cognitive disorders and would like to excel in frontotemporal dementias. He works as a faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry at Hacettepe University.

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Vision

We need to support research for better diagnosis, prevention and management; identify the community specific-regional challenges and provide sustainable financial structures for equity, in global dementia care.

Strategy

Yavuz is interested in how to better diagnose neurodegenerative dementias and works on finding better tools and refining the use of existing ones to more accurately identify cognitive disorders.

Impact

Being an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health provides a great opportunity to build a network with experts from different backgrounds. Yavuz aims to learn diverse methods and build collaborations which will increase the future quality of his research and clinical care.

Motivation

Yavuz believes in the importance of accurate identification of cognitive disorders. He thinks in Turkey, his own country, certain aspects of clinical care need to be improved and the organization of the health services to be better structured. Yavuz believes Turkey has the potential to conduct better quality research in dementia.

Education & Experience

Yavuz received his medical school training from the Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. He completed his psychiatry residency at the same school. He undertook his postdoctoral studies at Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry. Afterwards, he joined his home school as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Hacettepe where he is now serving as an Associate Professor.

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