Hale Yapıcı Eser M.D.


Dr. Hale Yapıcı was born in Istanbul in 1984. SHe graduated from Ankara Atatürk Anatolian High School in 2002 and from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 2008. She completed her psychiatry specialty training in Psychiatry Department of Gazi University Faculty of Medicine between 2008-2013. At the same time, she started her Ph.D. program in Neuroscience under the MD-PHD program of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine between 2006-2013 and was awarded the title of PHD. Between July 2013 and September 2015, she worked as a psychiatric specialist at Çankırı State Hospital on the grounds of state obligatory service. She conducted research at Copenhagen University's Institute of Biological Psychiatry in 2011, the Department of Psychotic Disorders at Harvard University's Mc Lean Hospital in 2012 and at the same university in the center of depression, anxiety and stress research in 2016. She has been a psychiatry specialist at the Koç University Hospital since October 2015 and faculty member at the Koç University Faculty of Medicine. She ıs one of the coordinators of Koç University Neuroscience Ph.D. program and a board member of KUTTAM. She conducts research in the areas of neurobiology and phenomenology of psychiatric disorders. Her main interests are stress related disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychiatric disorders accompanying neurological disorders, especially Parkinson's disease, and psychiatric disorders accompanying obesity and endocrinological disorders. She practices cognitive behavioral therapy.