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Specialty:

Pediatrics

Secondary Specialty:

Neurology (pediatric)
Neurology

Board Certifications:

Pediatric Neurology

Education:

MD, Hacettepe University Ankara , Turkey

Residency:

University of Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowships:

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Affiliations:

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Languages:

Turkish

Gulay Alper, MD

Doctor

Director, Clinical Neuroimmunology Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Associate Professor, Division of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Biography

Research Interests

  • Establishing a model of autoimmune central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating disease
  • Acute demyelinating disorders of childhood; longitudinal cohort study for long-term prognosis
  • Pediatric multiple sclerosis
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Optic neuritis with abnormal brain MRI findings
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (Devic's disease)
  • Neuroimmunology

View Dr. Alper's full list of publications from PubMed.

Biography Summary

In addition to seeing patients in general Child Neurology, Gulay Alper, MD, sees patients in the White Matter Disorders, Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis clinics at Children’s in Oakland and Children’s East in Monroeville.

She completed her Pediatrics residency in her native Turkey, where she was a general practitioner for the Ministry of Health for four years in the cities of Erzurum and Diyarbakir. She came to Children’s for additional training in Pediatrics and Child Neurology residency.

Dr. Alper joined the Child Neurology faculty in July 2002 after a research fellowship in Neurogenetics in the Children’s laboratory of Vinodh Narayanan, MD.

Dr. Alper has begun a research project designed to determine the frequency with which children get multiple sclerosis and related conditions that involve the white matter of the brain. Her studies will help us understand what happens to children with these diseases as they mature, and begin to tell us what treatment and prevention options work best.

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