E ISSN 2791-7851
Volume: 1 Issue: 1 Year: 2021

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Serkan Ozakbas, Prof. MD., Senior Consultant in Neurology in the Multiple Sclerosis
Dokuz Eylul University, Deartment of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis Unit, Izmir, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2140-4103
E-mail: serkan.ozakbas@gmail.com

Serkan Ozakbas is Senior Consultant in Neurology in the Multiple Sclerosis at Dokuz Eylul University. He is working at Dokuz Eylul University as Professor since 2010. Professor Ozakbas has been involved in many researches on cognition, neuroimmunology, treatment, physical disability and natural history in multiple sclerosis. Professor Ozakbas has published more than many papers, editorials and book chapters in the field of multiple sclerosis. He is the founding president of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Association

Assosicate Editors

Childhood CNS Demyelinating Diseases

Banu Anlar, Prof. MD., Pediatric Neurology
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Child Health and Diseases, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Ankara, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6727-6229
E-mail: banlar@hacettepe.edu.tr

Banu Anlar is a Professor in Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. She is member of several national and international professional orgnisations: the Europan Pediatric Neurology Society (EPNS), the Asian & Oceanian Child Neurology Association (AOCNA), the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA), the Developmental Child Neurology Society, and the Turkish Child Neurology Association, where she also served as a board member. Her area of interest includes pediatric demyelinating and immune-mediated diseases, chronic infections of the nervous system, and neurological involvement in primary immune deficiency or immune dysregulation disorders.
Bilge Piri Cinar, MD., Neurologist
Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Zonguldak, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4884-0717
E-mail: bilge.cinarpiri@gmail.com

Bilge Piri Cinar is assosicate professor in Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Turkey. She is physician with main interest in multiple sclerosis and cognition. During the past 3 years, she has been working at Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Neurology Department and she continues assistant training and academic studies. She has published numerous articles about neurodegenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis in international scientific journals. She also has articles on experimental models of neurological diseases. She is board member of Multiple Sclerosis Research Association.
Clinical Overview
Yesim Beckmann, Prof., Neurology
Izmir Katip Celebi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Izmir, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5158-8834
E-mail: ybeckmann@gmail.com

Yesim Beckmann is currently Professor of Neurology at Izmir Katip Celebi University Medical School, İzmir, Turkey. She graduated from 9 Eylul University Faculty of Medicine and received her neurologist title in Ege University Faculty of Medicine. She has been an active collaborator and member of German Society for Neurology. Her area of interest includes multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases and headache. She has authored many researches and scientific studies in the field of multiple sclerosis.
Ozlem Taskapilioglu, MD., Neurologist
Bursa Acibadem Private Hospital, Clinic of Neurology, Bursa, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4436-3797
E-mail: taskapiliogluo@gmail.com

Ozlem Taskapilioglu worked as a neurology specialist in Uludag University Neurology Department starting from May 2004. Her thesis was about c-fos and JunD expressions in the hippocampi of kainic acid induced epileptic rats of different age groups. She visited CSF Diagnostic Laboratory in Neurology Clinic of Ulm University during August- September 2010. She worked as an assistant and associate professor in Neurology Department Uludag University Faculty of Medicine between years 2011-2014 and 2017-2017, respectively. She is working as a neurology specialist in Bursa Acibadem Privtae Hospital since July 2017. Her main areas of interest in neurology are epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases, headaches, and quality of life studies in patients with neurological diseases.
Cavid Baba, MD., Neurologist
Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, Institute of Health Sciencies, Department of Neurosciences Izmir, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5455-7080
E-mail: cavidbaba@hotmail.com

Dr. Cavid Baba is currently a Ph.D. student at the Dokuz Eylul University Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Neurosciences. He completed his residency in neurology at the Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Neurology, in 2020. His interest and main research target neuroimmunology and demyelinating diseases. He is a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Association, Izmir, Turkey.Dr. Cavid Baba is currently a Ph.D. student at the Dokuz Eylul University Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Neurosciences. He completed his residency in neurology at the Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Neurology, in 2020. His interest and main research target neuroimmunology and demyelinating diseases. He is a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Association, Izmir, Turkey.
Cognition
Emre Bora, MD., Psychiatry
Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, Clinic of Psychiatry, Izmir, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1598-6832
E-mail: emre.bora@deu.edu.tr

Dr. Bora is currently a clinician and researcher in Dokuz Eylul University Department of Psychiatry and Dokuz Eylul Univ Graduate School of Health Sciences, Department of Neurosciences in Turkey. He had moved back from Australia after spending a decade in Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre in the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has been conducting research in: Early diagnosis and management in psychotic and affective disorders; Social Afffective and Cognitive Neuroscience in Neuropsychiatric Disorders including dementia, multiple sclerosis and movement disorders; Neurobiology of Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia. He has an interest in using neuropsychological, neuroimaging and advanced data analytic methods in investigating neuropsychiatric disorders. Recently, he developed a service called ETAP (Early Diagnosis and Intervention Program in Psychiatry) which is the first early intervention program for psychosis and bipolar disorder in Turkey. He also leads SCANLab (Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab) in Department of Neurosciences in Dokuz Eylul University.
Bilge Piri Cinar, MD., Neurologist
Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Zonguldak, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4884-0717
E-mail: bilge.cinarpiri@gmail.com
Imaging
Cavit Boz, Prof. MD., Neurologist
Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Trabzon, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0956-3304
E-mail: cavitb@yahoo.com

Cavit Boz is currently Professor of neurology at Karadeniz Technical University Medical School, Trabzon, Turkey. He received his training in neurology at the same university followed by a fellowship at University of British Columbia, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, Vancouver, Canada and joined the faculty of the Karadeniz Technical University Medical School as assistant Professor in 2005. His main focus of research is in the field of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Boz has authored many research and review papers and is currently an executive board member and treasurer of the Turkish Neurological Society.
Rahsan Gocmen, Assoc. Prof., Radiology
Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Adana, Turkey
ORCID: 0000-0002-0223-9336
E-mail: gocmentr@yahoo.com

Dr. Rahsan Gocmen graduated from Cukurova University Medical School. She completed radiology residency at Department of Radiology in Hacettepe University became associate professor in Hacettepe University. She did Neuroradiology Fellowship at Hacettepe University.
She had European Diploma in Neuroadiology and European Diploma in Pediatric Neuroadiology. She is a member of Turkish Society of Radiology, European Society of Neuroradiology, American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology.
Serkan Demir, Assoc. Prof., MD, MS Unit Clinical Chief
Health Science of University Turkey, Sehit Prof. Dr. Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Neurologist, Istanbul, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4395-5141
E-mail: drsrkndemir@gmail.com

Associate Professor Serkan Demir works at Health Science of University Şehit Prof. Dr. Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital as the chief of the clinic and MS unit. He mainly works on multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology and stroke. He is a board member of the MS Association of Turkey. He has done many studies on the recognition of MS disease. He is one of the authors of the book “Umudun umudum olsun” and editor of MS Reference, Turkiye MS Association Bulletin, MS Culture and Art Magazine and MS Patient Guide. He has many studies on MS and has participated in many congresses as a paper and speaker on MS.
Neuroimmunology
Asli Tuncer, Prof. MD., Neurologist
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Ankara, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9449-4483
E-mail: maslituncer@gmail.com

Prof Tuncer completed her specialty training in Hacettepe University, Department of Adult Neurology. She received a “Fellowship” Training at the Neuroimmunology Laboratory of the San Raffaele Neuroscience Institute with the European Neurology Association Fellowship between 2002-2003. She worked on experimental animal models of multiple sclerosis in this process. She started working as a specialist in the Department of Adult Neurology at Hacettepe University in 2004, and completed the Clinical Neuroimmunology Master's Program at Hacettepe Institute of Neurological Sciences between 2005-2008. She has been continuing her academic studies as a lecturer since 2010. She is on the executive committee of the Non-Thesis Master Program in Clinical Neuroimmunology at Hacettepe Institute of Neurological Sciences. The main areas of study can be summarized as immunopathogenesis of neurological autoimmune diseases, neurological effects of congenital or acquired immunodeficiencies, immunopathogenesis and clinical finding association. She regularly takes part in the organizing committee of Basic and Clinical Neuroimmunology Student Schools and Neuroimmunology Congress within the scope of Ankara Neuroimmunology Association.
Erdem Tuzun, MD., Neurologist
Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4483-0394
E-mail: drerdem@yahoo.com

Erdem Tuzun received his medical doctor and neurologist titles in Istanbul University and then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Oxford, Texas and Pennsylvania Universities. He is currently the chairman of Neuroscience Department at Istanbul University. His scientific studies are mainly focused on clinical neuroimmunology.
Rehabilitation
Alon Kalron, PhD, PT., Physical Therapy
School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sagol School Department of Physical Therapy, of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv, Israel
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7999-0868
E-mail: alonkalr@post.tau.ac.il

Alon Kalron (PhD, PT) is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physical Therapy, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He also served as head of the Physical Rehabilitation Research Unit, The Center of Multiple Sclerosis, Sheba Medical Center, Israel. Dr. Kalron has worked as a physical therapist since 1995 with a strong clinical and scientific background in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. He has also served as a clinical instructor for many physical therapy students. His main research has focused on physical activity, cognition, gait, and balance in the neurological population, particularly, people with multiple sclerosis. Recently, he began investigating the use of neuroimaging and biological markers to better comprehend the impact of interventions on neural function and structure. He has networked both nationally and internationally with clinical leaders in the field of MS. Dr. Kalron has published over 90 articles in international peer-review journals and has presented his work at national and international scientific conferences. Funding has been received from the National MS Society, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Justice, National Insurance Institute, and the pharmacological industry.
Ozge Ertekin, PhD, PT.,
Neurological Physiotherapy-Rehabilitation

Dokuz Eylul University School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurological Physiotherapy-Rehabilitation, Izmir, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9935-0673
E-mail: ozge28altin@hotmail.com

Ozge Ertekin (PhD, PT) is an associate professor in Dokuz Eylul University School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurological Physiotherapy-Rehabilitation, Turkey. Previously, she has worked as research assistant at Dokuz Eylul University in different inpatient and outpatient clinics for seven years. Her main research areas are physical activity, exercise prescription, technological rehabilitation and arm functions in neurological diseases, especially in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Ertekin has published articles in international scientific journals and has presented her work at national and international scientific conferences. She teaches courses in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degree programs in neurological physiotherapy and rehabilitation including Erasmus courses. She also responsible for physiotherapy students’ education in Dokuz Eylul University Neurology Inpatient Clinic. She is founding board member of Multiple Sclerosis Research Association and continues her scientific and social projects with the Multiple Sclerosis Research Group.
Turhan Kahraman, PhD, PT., Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Izmir Katip Celebi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Izmir, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8776-0664
E-mail: turhan.kahraman@yahoo.com

Turhan Kahraman (PhD, PT) is an associate professor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey. Previously, he worked as a research assistant in School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey for 4 years. His main research interests are related to the psychometric properties of outcome measures used in rehabilitation. In addition, he conducts many projects about the assessment and rehabilitation in people with neurological diseases (predominantly multiple sclerosis). He has published more than 50 articles in international scientific journals and has presented his work at national and international scientific conferences. He is a founding board member of Multiple Sclerosis Research Association and still serves as its Secretary.
Research Design and Data Analytics
Mehmet Berktas, MD. MSc. MICR
Blue Idea Consulting, London United Kingdom

Mehmet Berktas is a medical doctor by training and has MSc in pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology. He is a member of the Institute of Clinical Research.

Dr. Berktas has been working in the medical research and pharmaceuticals industries since the early 2000s. In 2010, he started up his company; and since then, he has been providing consultancy services in epidemiology, real-world evidence generation and health economics areas for international pharmaceuticals companies at global or regional levels. Over the 20 years of his professional background, he has successfully involved in over 400 medical research projects. He developed training programmes for medical research and data analytics and reached out to over 1000 physicians with these programmes so far. He also delivered several medical statistics, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics lectures for undergraduate and graduate students.
Young Resarchers Editorial
Ipek Gungor Dogan, MD., Neurologist
University of Health Sciences Turkey, Sehit Prof. Dr. Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Neurologist, Istanbul, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8667-9119
E-mail: dripekgngr@gmail.com

Ipek Gungor Dogan a specialised doctor in neurology at University of Health Sciences, Sehit Prof Dr Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital since July 2020. She was a research trainee at the Mayo Clinic Advanced Imaging Center in 2014. She worked as a specialised doctor in Darica State Hospital between 2016-2018 and as an assistant professor in Trakya University Faculty of Medicine between 2018-2020, respectively. Her main research has focused on neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders of central nervous system and neuroimaging.
Cavid Baba, MD., Neurologist
Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, Institute of Health Sciencies, Department of Neurosciences Izmir, Turkey
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5455-7080
E-mail: cavidbaba@hotmail.com
 
 

 

Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Aysun Unal
Tekirdag Namık Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Tekirdag, Turkey
E-mail: aysuneu@yahoo.com
Prof. Dr. Recai Turkoglu
University of Health Science Turkey, Istanbul Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
E-mail: bilgi@recaiturkoglu.com
Dr. Barbara Seebacher
Medical University of Innsbruck, Clinical Department of Neurology, Innsbruck, Austria
E-mail: barbara.seebacher@i-med.ac.at
Dr. Mesrure Koseoglu
Istanbul Bakirkoy Prof. Dr. Mazhar Osman Mental Health and Neurological Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
E-mail meskose@yahoo.com
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ozlem Ethemoğlu
Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Sanliurfa,Turkey
E-mail: ozlem_uzunkaya@hotmail.com
Asiye Tuba Ozdogar
Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Health Sciences, Izmir, Turkey
E-mail: asiye.tuba.ozdogar@gmail.com
Dawn W Langdon
England Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK
E-mail: d.langdon@rhul.ac.uk
Tuncay Gunduz
Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
E-mail: tuncay.gunduz@istanbul.edu.tr
Veronica G Garcia-Marti
University of Valencia UV, Physiotherapy PhD student in Physiotherapy
E-mail: vgarcia.neurorehab@gmail.com
Zuhal Abasıyanık
Izmir Katip Celebi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Izmir, Turkey
E-mail: zuhalabasiyanik@gmail.com

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