Deniz Erten-Lyons M.D., FAAN

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Faculty profile
  • Co-Director, ALS Center, Portland VA Health Care System and Co-Director, Dementia Clinic, Portland VA Health Care System

Associate Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

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  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Aging and Alzheimer's
  • ALS and Frontotemporal Degeneration


  • M.D., Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara Turkey 1998
  • 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


Deniz Erten-Lyons, MD, FAAN, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and a Staff Neurologist at the Portland VA Health Care System. Her clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative dementias, as well as the use of telemedicine to improve access to specialty care for individuals with dementia.


  • Turkish

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology