He was born in Merzifon in 1952. He finished Kuleli Military High School in 1969 and graduated from Cerrahpaşa Medical School İstanbul University in 1975. Following his internship at GATA (Gülhane Military Medical Academy) he worked in Cyprus and Bursa garrisons at different military medical institutions. In 1982 he became a specialist psychiatrist at GATA. After his clinical services as a specialist at Erzincan and Çorlu Hospitals, he became an assistant professor (1988), an associate professor (1990) at GATA Haydarpaşa. He was promoted to colonel in 1993 and became a professor in 1996. Between 1996 – 1999 he worked at Yüzüncü Yıl University as faculty member and as an expert at Forensic Institution. He got retired on his own will. He took the representation of “Memory Center of America” in Turkey in 1998.

 

Currently, he has been the founding Rector of Üsküdar University and also the Chairman of the Board of NPİSTANBUL, the first neuropsychiatry hospital of Turkey.

 

He has more than a hundred publications, 31 of which are international. He has taken part in several social responsibility projects as founder and chairman.  He has hosted and held many national and international congresses and worked as editor in magazines. He has had awards ranging from academic to professional life.  He has membership in several scholarly institutions.  He has 27 books published. He speaks English and German.

 

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