Empowering Patients and Families with Knowledge


Founder / Chief Medical Officer
Yaman Z. Eksioglu, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Eksioglu is married to Tuba and is the father to an 11-year-old girl and an 8-year boy.


His knowledge is vast as a board-certified neurologist, an epileptologist, a neurophysiologist, and a clinician-scientist with special qualifications in child neurology. He served in leadership positions as division chief of neurology and director of comprehensive epilepsy centers. Having over 35 years of diverse experience, especially in neurology, Dr. Eksioglu has distinguished himself as an expert.

Due to his outstanding experience, he has earned many awards for his dedication to excellence in his field, including:

  • Toyota Tsusho Award Nagoya University foreign student award
  • Human Frontiers Award from the EU
  • Tosteson Award from Harvard
  • Elected to the list of Leading Physicians of the World

Yaman received a Doctor of Medicine from Ankara University Medical School. After observing inherited epileptic and neurological syndromes, consanguineous marriages he decided to pursue doctoral training in Neuroscience and Molecular Neurobiology. Yaman received his Ph.D. degree from Nagoya City University Medical School. Dr. Eksioglu received postdoctoral training with Dr. Christopher A. Walsh and Dr. Verne S. Caviness at Harvard Medical School where he concentrated on cerebral cortical development. He also received clinical residency training in pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian Cornell Weill Medical Center, as well as residency training in pediatric neurology. Lastly, Dr. Eksioglu completed a clinical fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Eksioglu focuses on observing patients with the aim of developing new therapies. 

Dr. Esra Erden - Manager of Clinical Operations

Professor Esra Erden, MD, is an internationally recognized Neuropathologist with an extraordinary record of academic scholarship. Today, she serves as the Clinical Director at Children’s Brain Institute. Dr. Erden’s areas of expertise include epileptic disorders, tumors of the central nervous system, hepatopancreatobiliary pathology, autoimmune disorders, and disorders involving the digestive system.

Upon completing medical school, Dr. Erden was offered a position as Clinical Instructor and Research Assistant at the University of Ankara School of Medicine where she conducted research on Characteristic morphological and histochemical abnormalities that may be indicative of premalignant changes in the transitional mucosa adjacent to colorectal carcinomas.  Not long after, Dr. Erden would be promoted to Attending Pathologist in Anatomic Pathology at her alma mater.

Dr. Erden subsequently traveled to the United States where she performed clinical research in the Division of Transplant Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she investigated the correlations between the plasma immunosuppressive drug levels and histopathological changes in posttransplant biopsies. She also researched histopathologies associated with early and late post-transplant periods. 


Following her studies in Pennsylvania, Dr. Erden returned to Ankara and was once again promoted, this time to Assistant Professor. Soon after, Esra received another international fellowship which supported her work at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freburg Germany. There she analyzed the role of stereotactic biopsy in histological diagnosis of multiple brain lesions.

Consistent with her extensive scientific publication record, further promotions to Associate and Full Professor would quickly follow. In recognition of her service and dedication, Dr. Erden has been accepted as a member of several professional societies including the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies, the International Academy of Pathology, the European Society of Pathology and the European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies.