Okan Taycan, M.D.

Prof. Okan Taycan, M.D.


Yeditepe University Kozyatağı HospitalYeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital

Faculty and Graduation Year

İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty


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Fields of Study

  • Social Psychiatry
  • Cultural Psychiatry
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Somatization
  • Social Anthropology

Career Summary

  • 2006 - 2007 Visiting Scholar McGill University, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry Montreal / CANADA
  • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Laurence J. Kirmayer (supported by a research grant from The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK))
  • 2013 - 2016 Attending adult psychiatrist and clinical supervisor Department of Psychiatry, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital Istanbul / TURKEY
  • 2016 - Associate Professor and Director of the Residency Program Department of Psychiatry, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences Istanbul / TURKEY
  • 2007 - 2009 Adult Psychiatrist Mus State Hospital, Department of Psychiatry Muş / TURKEY (compulsory health service)
  • 2009 - 2011 Adult Psychiatrist Bolu İzzet Baysal Mental Health Hospital Bolu / TURKEY
  • 2011 - 2013 Adult Psychiatrist Tokat State Hospital, Department of Psychiatry Tokat / TURKEY
  • 1999 - 2000 Family Practitioner Yuksel Ciner Public Health Center Gaziantep / TURKEY
  • 2000 - 2001 Emergency Physician Emek Public Health Center Gaziantep / TURKEY
  • 2013 - 2014 Consultant Psychiatrist TOHAV (Foundation for Society and Legal Studies) (An NGO offering psychosocial support to refugees and asylum seekers) Psychosocial support program to refugees and asylum seekers (working as a volunteer)


  • Turkish Medical Association
  • The Psychiatric Association of Turkey
  • Turkish Geriatric Psychiatry Association
  • Turkish Sleep Research Society
  • The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
  • Turkish Social Psychiatry Association

Place and Year of Specialization

Department of Psychiatry Cerrahpaşa Medical School İstanbul University, 2007

Place and Year of PhD Associate Professorship

Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, 2016

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Actively Performed Professional Duties

Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

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