Deniz Erten-Lyons, M.D., FAAN

  • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Director, Geriatric Neurology Fellowship Program, Neurology, School of Medicine

Biography

Deniz Erten-Lyons, M.D., FAAN, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine. She is a geriatric neurologist and researcher in the areas of brain aging and neurodegenerative dementias. She also is a staff neurologist at the Portland VA Health Care System, where she leads the Geriatric Neurology Fellowship Program, and serves as Co-Director of the Dementia Clinic and the ALS Center.

Research interests

Dr. Erten-Lyons’s research interest is in the pathology, biomarkers and genetics of neurodegenerative dementias. She has an interest in the use of telemedicine to improve access and quality of care in neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Erten-Lyons has received research support from the US Department of Defense, National Institute on Aging, the Alzheimer's Association, the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, and Oregon Office of Rural Health.

Education

  • M.D., 1998, Hacettepe University School of Medicine
  • Internship:

    • Internship/Neurology, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, 1999-2001
  • Residency:

    • Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2001-2003
  • Fellowship:

    • Geriatric Neurology, Portland VA Health Care System & OHSU, 2003-2005
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology

Areas of interest

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Frontotemporal Dementia/ALS

Publications

Publications

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