Deniz Erten-Lyons M.D.

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  • Associate professor of neurology

Associate Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

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  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Aging and Alzheimer's


  • M.D., Hacettepe University, Ankara Turkey 1998
  • Residency:

    • Neurology residency, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2003
  • Fellowship:

    • Geriatric neurology fellowship, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, 2005
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Dr. Erten-Lyons is associate professor of neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Erten-Lyons' research focuses on understanding why some individuals age with minimal or no cognitive decline. She is interested in identifying genes which affect brain morphology and function in late life, and the role genetics plays in cognitive reserve. She has received research support from the Veterans Affairs, the Alzheimer's Association and the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon.


  • English

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