Bogachan Sahin, M.D., Ph.D., Named Highland Hospital Chief of Neurology
Monday, April 23, 2018
Dr. Sahin has been an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry since 2013. He earned his undergraduate degree in molecular biology at Princeton University and his M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Sahin completed his residency in neurology and fellowship in vascular neurology at Johns Hopkins University.
In 2015, he became the Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center and has transformed the fellowship. In 2017, there were 76 Vascular Neurology Fellowship Programs across the United States and only 36 of them were filled. Under Dr. Sahin’s leadership, the University of Rochester’s program has filled for three consecutive years and counting.
“Dr. Sahin is an outstanding clinical neurologist and a passionate educator. We look forward to Dr. Sahin bringing the same positive leadership approach to Highland that he’s brought to the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program as we continue to integrate and expand our acute care service,” said Robert G. Holloway Jr., M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
“Highland Hospital is a New York State Designated Primary Stroke Center and an integral part of our stroke care network in UR Medicine. As a board-certified Vascular Neurologist, Dr. Sahin will also serve as the Stroke Center Director, ensuring Highland Hospital maintains its vital role in providing excellent stroke care to our community,” said Curtis Benesch, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Medical Director, URMC Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Dr. Sahin follows Adam Kelly, M.D., who served as Highland Hospital’s Chief of Neurology for almost six years.