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Turgut Tatlisumak


Turgut Tatlisumak is professor of neurology (stroke medicine) at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

He has long served as the vice chairman and director of stroke center at the Department of Neurology, Helsinki University Central Hospital. He trained in neurology at the same department and completed a research fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He holds degrees in teaching and health administration. He is the founding chairman of Finnish National Telestroke Network. Turgut Tatlisumak’s research field is experimental and clinical stroke. He has edited or contributed to more than 20 books and published over 300 articles. He served as assistant editor and member of editorial board of Stroke, was the founding chief editor of Case Reports in Neurology, and member of editorial board in several other journals including Stroke. He served as a peer reviewer to over 60 journals over 400 times, several research funding bodies, and to many prestigious universities for academic promotions. Dr Tatlisumak has been involved in over 50 multicenter trials serving at various positions including chairmanship of steering committees. He supervised 12 PhD, 10 master’s, and 35 MD theses. He has received several teaching and research awards. Dr Tatlisumak has served on executive committees of the Finnish Neurological Society, the Nordic Stroke Society, and the European Stroke Organization. He is a fellow of AHA and ESO.

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