Department Center for 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( LGBT Health)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
View all 2 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Mood Disorder
  • Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
View all 2 Specialties +


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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.  

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - Bethel Family Practice and Outreach Center
Tallahassee, FL USA

Medical Education - Gazi University

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Gazi University

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant ProfessorCase Western Reserve University04/2016 - present
  • Faculty Institution/Institute/Department: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineDates: 07/2015 - present
  • Fellow in Mood Disorders and NeurosciencesInstitution/Institute/Department: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Psychiatry and PsychologyDates: 07/1/2014 - 06/30/2015


  • Psychiatry

Awards & Honors

    1. The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation (OPPF)Research Award                        03/2016

    2. Society of Biological Psychiatry's Chair's ChoiceAward                                                    11/2015

    3. Cleveland Clinic Service Award                                                                                            06/2015

    4. Cleveland Clinic Educational FoundationRecognition                                                  11/2014

                     for Excellence in Teaching Award

    5. Cleveland Clinic Foundation The Research ProgramCommittee                                  07/2014-- present 

                    (RPC) Award- $25,000    

    6. Cleveland Consultation and Liaison Society Best PosterAward                                   05/2012

    7. International Federation of Medical Students'Association                                             08/2006

                    SCOPE Professional Scholarship

    8. International Federation of Medical Students'Association                                             07/2005

                     SCOPE Professional Scholarship

    9. 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 LiaisonPsychiatry Society    

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/21/2018, 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

41 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.2
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr Altinay is the best psychiatrist I have ever had. I have had many psychiatrists throughout my life.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Altinay made me feel completely welcomed and affirmed as a transgender person. He respected my pronouns and asked open-ended questions to get to know me - making no assumptions based on my appearance or identity.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr Altinay & his asst Lakeita are very attentive & timely

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Altinay has a cold and detached demeanor which implies complete uninterest in his patient's mental and physical health. He asks only the required questions with no follow up and minimal eye contact. I dread my appointments with him, which are daily for 30 sessions.His assistant and the front desk staff are delightful, polite, kind, and so helpful. They make the visit much more tolerable.

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