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Title Head of Adult Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Mental Health
Department Center for Adult Behavioral Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Mood Disorder
  • Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
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About Murat Altinay, MD

Dr. Altinay who has been working with treatment resistant depression (TRD) population since 2007 has has extensive experience in the use of neuromodulation therapies (DBS and TMS). He currently runs a TMS clinic for depression and is an investigator of several ongoing clinical trials that investigate novel treatments and functional neuroimaging approaches in mood disorders.  Dr. Altinay's is also specialized in LGBT Mental Health and is the co-founder and the co-director of the Cleveland Clinic PRIDE clinic where he primarily focuses on Transgender Mental Health.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Psychiatry / Mood Disorders
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Gazi University

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Professor Case Western Reserve University 04/2016 - present
  • Faculty Institution/Institute/Department: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine 07/2015 - present
  • Fellow in Mood Disorders and Neurosciences Institute: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology 07/1/2014 - 06/30/2015


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry

Awards & Honors

  • The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation (OPPF)Research Award 03/2016
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry's Chair's Choice Award  11/2015
  • Cleveland Clinic Service Award  06/2015
  • Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation Recognition for Excellence in Teaching Award 11/2014
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation The Research Program Committee (RPC) Award- $25,000   07/2014-- present        
  • Cleveland Consultation and Liaison Society Best Poster Award  05/2012
  • International Federation of Medical Students' Association SCOPE Professional Scholarship  08/2006            
  • International Federation of Medical Students' Association SCOPE Professional Scholarship  07/2005             
  • Gazi University Medical School Full Scholarship   09/2000


  • Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • Member, Organization for Human Brain Mapping
  • Member, the International Society for Bipolar Disorders
  • Member, Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • Member, American Neuropsychiatric Association
  • Member, International Society of ECT and Neurostimulation
  • Member, International Society for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Member, Ohio Psychiatric Physician Association
  • Member, Cleveland Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/7/2023, Dr. Altinay has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

47 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Altinay is a kind, compassionate person and provides exceptional care. He has changed my life for the better.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

I felt respected by the doctor and could be honest with him.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Altinay is very kind, knowledgeable, and you can really tell he cares about his patients. He asks insightful questions and is extremely helpful.

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