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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Health
  • Mood Disorder
  • Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
View all 5 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.  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
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

Medical Education - Gazi University

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

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 7/12/2020, 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

46 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
4.3 out of 5
Explains 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.3
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

he is a very popular doctor, so I waited a bit for the appointment

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

had trouble with the app but spoke to Dr. Altinay on the phone which was fine with me. no problem

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Altinay has been a big help to me for several years now. He takes a personal interest in his patients and is very kind, thoughtful and patient. I am very fortunate to be under his care.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr A is trustworthy, professional, kind and extremely knowledgable

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

excellent lab hours so I was able to get tests done same day after my 4:30p appointment at the doctor

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

I need to plan months ahead to be able to get an appointment with Dr. Altinay.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Altinay is very kind and caring.

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