- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Psychiatry
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MD, Marmara Universitesi
Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Dr. Ozbay serves as the Medical Director of the World Trade Center Mental Health Program, which provides psychiatric assessment and treatment services to rescue, recovery and cleanup workers with mental health conditions due to their exposure to the WTC disaster site. Dr. Ozbay joined Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2007 after completing his residency training in General Adult Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. During his training, Dr. Ozbay served as the Chief Resident of the National Center for PTSD, Clinical Neurosciences Division at the West Haven VA Medical Center. Dr. Ozbay is the recipient of the Mentored Patient Oriented Research Training Grant and the NARSAD Young Investigator Award for his research in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and stress resilience. As an expert in the field of traumatic stress, he has peer-reviewed scientific projects for the Israel Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense. He has recently authored a chapter on neurobiology of stress in the book “The Hidden Epidemic: The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease” published by the Cambridge University Press.
In the News
Dr.Ozbay discusses treating post 9/11 traumatic stress disorder in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
Ozbay F, Sharma V, Kaufman J, McEwen B, Charney D, Southwick S. Neurobiological factors underlying psychosocial moderators of childhood stress and trauma. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 2010;: 189-198.
Zdanys KF, Kleiman TG, Zhang H, Ozbay F, MacAvoy MG, Gelernter J, van Dynck CH. BDNF variants, premorbid educational attainment, and disease characteristics in Alzheimer's disease: an exploratory study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2009; 17(4): 887-898.
Southwick S, Ozbay F, Charney D, McEwen B. Adaptation to Stress and Psychobiological Mechanisms of Resilience, Biobehavioral Resilience to Stress. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL 2008;: 91-115.
Ozbay F, Fitterling H, Charney D, Southwick S. Social support and resilience to stress across the life span: a neurobiologic framework. Curr Psychiatry Rep 2008; 10(4): 304-310.
Cokol M, Ozbay F, Rodriguez-Esteban R. Retraction rates are on the rise. EMBO Rep 2008 Jan; 9(1): 2.
Ozbay F, Johnson C, Dimoulas E, Morgan C, Southwick S. Social Support and Resilience to Stress: From Neurobiology to Clinical Practice. Psychiatry 2007; 4(5): 35-40.
Ozbay F, Wigg KG, Tahir E, Asherson P, Yazgan Y, Sandor P, Barr CL. Analysis of the Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase Gene in Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2006 Sep; 141(6): 673-677.
Zhang H, Ozbay F, Lappalainen J, Kranzler HR, van Dyck CH, Charney DS, Rosenheck R, Price LH, Southwick S, Yang B, Gelernter J. Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Genetic Variants and Alzheimer’s Disease, Affective Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia and Substance Dependence. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2006 Jun; 141(4): 387-393.
Bereket A, Turan S, Karaman MG, Haklar G, Ozbay F, Yazgan MY. Height, weight, IGF-I, IGFBP-3 and thyroid functions in prepubertal children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Effect of methylphenidate treatment. Hormone Research 2005 Mar; 63(4): 159-164.
Xu C, Ozbay F, Wigg K, Shulman R, Tahir E, Yazgan Y. Evaluation of the genes for the adrenergic receptors alpha 2A and alpha 1C and gilles de la tourette syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2003 May; 119(1): 54-59.
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