Bogachan Sahin majored in molecular biology as an undergraduate at Princeton University. He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he studied post-synaptic signal transduction in the striatum as a graduate student. After completing his neurology residency and stroke fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, he joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in July 2013. His research interests include mechanisms of recovery in stroke survivors with language deficits and visual field cuts, and functional outcomes in stroke patients treated with mechanical embolectomy.