OUR DOCTORS

Prof. Vedat Şar, M.D.

Psychiatry

Head of Department

Prof. Vedat Şar, M.D.
  • He was awarded the title “Associate Professor” in 1990 and “Professor” in 1996.
  • He was Head of Clinical Psychotherapy Unit He founded at the Department of Psychiatry, Istanbul School of Medicine, from 1993-2014.
  • He was Head of Dissociative Disorders Research and Treatment Unit that he founded at the Department of Psychiatry, Istanbul School of Medicine from 1994 to2014.
  • He made studies on self psychology and dynamic psychotherapy at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Basel from 1992 to 1993.
  • He authored more than 120 international publications in his field. He made pioneering studies on dissociative identity disorder in Turkey and worldwide.
  • He was given 9 international awards, including lifetime achievement award for his studies on the effects of childhood traumas and psychotraumatology.
  • He was the Chairman of International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation from 2007 to 2008.
  • He was the Chairman of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies from 2013 to 2015.
  • He counseled the Classification of Mental Disorders Study Group (DSM-5), American Psychiatric Association between 2010-2013 and 2018-2019.
  • He was appointed as Head of the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Koç University in 2019.
 
  • Principal areas of clinical interest:
    • Traumatic stress-related mental disorders,
    • Depression stress-related physical complaints, anxiety,
    • Personality, identity and behavioral problems,
    • Close relationship problems,
    • Psychodynamic and trauma focused psychotherapy,
    • Dissociative disorders.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Education Institution Year
Psychiatry Residency Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University 1981 - 1986
Medical Education Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1975 - 1981

CAREER

Title Institution Year
Head of Departmant / Professor Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Koç University 2019 - To date
Professor Department of Psychiatry, American Hospital 2014 - To date
Visiting Lecturer / Professor Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Koç University 2014 - 2019
Lecturer Chief of Inpatient Clinic Department of Psychiatry, Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1992 - 2014
Lecturer / Chief of Inpatient Clinic Division of Geropsychiatry / Department of Psychiatry, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul University 1989 - 1992