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Sule Tinaz, MD, PhD

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Sule Tinaz, MD, PhD

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Dr. Tinaz attended medical school at the University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. As a clinical research fellow at the Behavioral Neurology and Movement Disorders Division at the Department of Neurology, Istanbul University, she was an associate investigator and member of the clinical team of the first epidemiological study on Alzheimer's disease in Turkey. She expanded her skills to include neuroimaging as a graduate student of the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at Boston University. She completed her residency training in Neurology at the Boston University Medical Center. During her fellowship in the Human Motor Control Section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, she was involved in the clinical evaluation and care of patients with the full spectrum of movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, dystonia, Tourette's syndrome, essential tremor, and psychogenic movement disorders. She was also the lead investigator of several multimodal neuroimaging projects using functional and structural MRI, and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

Dr. Tinaz is a board-certified neurologist and treats patients with various movement disorders with a particular interest in Parkinson's disease. She also conducts multimodal neuroimaging research in movement disorders.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Human Motor Control Section (2015)
  • Residency
    Boston University Medical Center (2010)
  • Internship
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center (2007)
  • PhD
    Boston University Program in Neuroscience (2007)
  • Fellowship
    Department of Neurology, Behavioral Neurology and Movement Disorders Division, Istanbul University (2000)
  • MD
    Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine (1998)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NINDS R21 Award: Imaging Biomarkers of Exercise-Induced Brain Changes in Parkinson's Disease2020
NINDS K23 Mentored Career Development Award: Problems with Sustained Motor Performance in Parkinson's Disease and Effect of Neurofeedback: A Functional MRI Investigation2019
KL2 Mentored Career Development AwardNIH/NCATS2018
YCCI Scholar Award CTSAYale University CTSA NCATS2017
NINDS Intramural Competitive Fellowship AwardNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke2012

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