Neurologist, Clinical Neurophysiology Specialist, Sleep Diseases Specialist

Prof. Dr.
Derya Karadeniz

Prof. Dr. Derya Karadeniz
Neurologist, Clinical Neurophysiology Specialist, Sleep Diseases Specialist

Istanbul University - Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Sleep Disorders Center, Lecturer in Charge

He was born in Zonguldak in 1966. He completed his secondary and high school education at TED Zonguldak College. He graduated from Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 1990. In the same year, he started his Neurology specialization at Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology.

Between 1993 and 1994, he worked as a "research assistant" at the University of Montpellier, France, Neurology Clinic, Sleep Disorders Center. He published his thesis on "Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Movement Disorder in Sleep" at the University of Montpellier and in international journals. During his time in France, he received the "Diplome Inter Universitaire du Sommeil et de L'eveil" diploma, which is valid in European countries. In 1995, he actively participated in three research projects published on "hypersomnia-excessive sleepiness" at Stanford University, Sleep Disorders Center.

He became a Neurologist in the Department of Neurology at Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 1996, an Associate Professor in 2001, and a Professor in 2007. He received his Clinical Neurophysiology Subspecialty in 2011. In 2013, he gained the title of European Sleep "Expert" with his European Sleep Medicine Specialization.

He has been actively involved in the Turkish Sleep Medicine Association since its establishment. He served as the president of the Turkish Sleep Medicine Association between 2011 and 2013. He is an active member of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Working Group and the European Restless Legs Syndrome Working Group.

He is a member of the Turkish Sleep Medicine Association, Turkish Neurology Association, Turkish Anti-Epilepsy Association, Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG Association, European Sleep Research Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, World Association of Sleep Medicine, Asian Sleep Research Society. In his practical and academic career, he works especially on Sleep Disorders. He has dozens of articles on sleep and diseases published in national and international journals. He has also authored national and international book chapters on this subject.

He is currently the Lecturer in Charge of Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Sleep Disorders Unit. He continues to provide training on the Latest Developments in Sleeping Diseases and on this subject both nationally and internationally.

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