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M. Yanki Yazgan, MD

Professor, Marmara U Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul

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M. Yanki Yazgan, MD



Yanki Yazgan, M.D. (1959), a graduate of Ege University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey (1983), received his child and adolescent psychiatry training (1995) at the Yale Child Study Center of Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, where he also completed a research training track in early onset neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr Yazgan has taught and conducted research at the Marmara University School of Medicine as a full professor. He also holds a clinical/adjunct appointment at the Yale Child Study Center.

Dr Yazgan’s clinical interest is in the area of early-onset neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, autism and Tourette’s syndrome/ obsessive-compulsive disorder, across the lifespan. Medical education and professional development of physicians has been a strong academic interest, utilizing cartoons, arts and digital shared learning environments. This interest has naturally extended to communication of science to non-academic audiences via press, social media and podcasts as well as books for lay people about parenting, schools, brain development and kindness/compassion.

Education & Training

  • Postcdoctoral clinical fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry
    Yale School of Medicne (1995)
  • postdoctoral research fellowship in childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders
    Yale School Of Medicine (1995)
  • Resident
    Marmara University Faculty Of Medicine (Istanbul) (1991)
  • MD
    Ege University (1983)


  • early childhood peace consortium
    Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey 2012
    a collaborative between YAle University and ACEV foundation of Turkey, later joined by UNICEF, for promoting peace through early childhood development
  • Clinical Practice
    İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey 1996
    Neurodevelopmental disorders, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment

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