OUR DOCTORS

Prof. Z. Piraye Oflazer, M.D.

Neurology

Prof. Z. Piraye Oflazer, M.D.
  • Completed residency at the Department of Neurology at İstanbul School of Medicine in 1986.
  • Received theoretical and applied education in the fields of muscle pathology, enzyme histochemistry and immunohistochemistry from Prof. W. King Engel, M.D., and Prof. Valeria Askanas, M.D., as a “research fellow” at the University of Southern California between 1989 and 1991.
  • Attained the title of associate professor in 1992 and professor in 1998.
  • Attended the Department of Neurology at İstanbul School of Medicine as a Faculty Member at the Branch of Neuromuscular Diseases between 1993 and 2014, and undertook the position of Head of the Department for two terms. 
  • Established the Neuromuscular Diseases Research Laboratory at İstanbul School of Medicine, actively conducted muscular pathology studies and managed the laboratory between 1991 and 2014.
  • Served as Vice Chair of the Turkish Neurological Society, Moderator of the Neuromuscular Diseases Scientific Workgroup at the Turkish Neurological Society, Vice Chair of the European Alliance of Neuromuscular Disorders Associations (EAMDA), Chair of the European Alliance of Neuromuscular Disorders Associations (EAMDA) and Chair of the World Alliance of Neuromuscular Disorders Associations (WANDA).
 
  • Primary clinical fields of interest: 
    • Peripheral nerve diseases (polyneuropathies etc.),
    • Neuromuscular junction disorders (Myasthenia gravis etc.),
    • Muscle disorders (myopathies, myositis etc.),
    • Muscle pathology, histochemistry,
    • Neuromuscular genetic.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Education Institution Year
Neurology Residency Department of Neurology, İstanbul School of Medicine 1982 - 1986
Medical Education Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1974 - 1980

CAREER

Title Institution Year
Head of KUH Muscle Disorders Center / Professor Koç University Hospital, Koç University 2019 - To date
Visiting Lecturer / Prof. Department of Neurology, Koç University School of Medicine 2017 - To date
Neurologist / Professor Memorial Şişli Hospital 2014 - 2017
Head of Department / Prof. ​Division of Neuromuscular Diseases, Department of Neurology, İstanbul School of Medicine
 
2006-2008 / 2010-2014
Laboratory Manager / Assoc. Prof. Coşkun Özdemir Neuromuscular Disorders Research Laboratory, Department of Neurology, İstanbul School of Medicine 1992 - 2014
Lecturer / Assoc. Prof. / Prof. Division of Neuromuscular Diseases, Department of Neurology, İstanbul School of Medicine 1992 - 2014