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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
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 and Neurology - Psychiatry

Awards & Honors

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

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

    Cleveland Clinic Service Award  06/2015

    Cleveland Clinic Educational FoundationRecognition for Excellence in Teaching Award 11/2014

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation The Research ProgramCommittee (RPC) Award- $25,000   07/2014-- present        

    Cleveland Consultation and Liaison Society Best PosterAward  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 7/29/2021, 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

71 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr. Altinay is professional and kind in providing me with the best care possible.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Altinay is wonderful. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dude is the coolest. Promote him, somehow. If there's a way, do it. Awesome doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Doctor is still awesome.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Altinay is the first psychiatrist that I've had where the doctor actually seemed to care about the well being of the patient. All of the other psychiatrists I've seen were only interested in what to to prescribe me - no counseling or care at all.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr Altinay was kind, attentive, and respectful.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

we loved our virtual visit with Dr Altinay He was very pleasant and very informative and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Altinay is a very caring doctor. I have never had a psychiatrist be so invested in my mental health and well-being.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Overall, I've been very pleased with the quality of care I've received. Dr. Altinay is a very caring individual who listens to patients and strives to find the best treatment plans for his patients.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Altinay has been wonderful so far. I can tell he really cares about my health and treatment progress.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I have no problem with doctor very knowledgeable,caring

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Doctor give personal attention to each person

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Condescending and speaking over me. Felt no sense of empathy. Provider does not seem to offer trauma-informed care.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

my doctor helped me figure out what my symptoms were caused by and found a solution to help. I was having trouble taking my medication consistently but now with a pill reminder I miss doses much less frequently

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