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Sevil Yasar, MD PhD

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Medicine
Female
Appointment Phone

410-550-6337

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Bayview Center on Aging and Health-East

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Titles

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Centers & Institutes

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders, Center for
  • Memory and Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Center

Expertise

Dementia, Geriatric Medicine, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Research Interests

Dementia, Cognitive decline, Hydrocephalus, Pharmacoepidemiology

Biography

1988-1992, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary.
1992-1996, Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
2001-present, Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
2012-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Languages

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • German

Memberships

None

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Vitamin D, cognition, physical function

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Semmelweis Medical University (Budapest VIII) (2006)
    • Semmelweis Medical University (Budapest VIII) (1988)

    Residencies

    • Greater Baltimore Medical Center / Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1998)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center / Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (Baltimore MD ) (2001)
    • National Institute of Drug Abuse / Pharmacology (Baltimore MD ) (1992)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Geriatric Medicine (2011)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Selected Publications/Peerreviewed articles

    S. Yasar, M. Corrada, R. Brookmeyer and C. Kawas: Use of calcium channel blockers and the risks of developing Alzheimers disease and mortality: The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Neurobiol Aging 2005;2:157-63.

    DJ. Doberman, S.Yasar, CS. Durso. Would You Refer this Patient to Hospice? An Evaluation of Tools for Determining Life Expectancy in End-Stage Dementia. J Palliat Med.2007;10:1410-9.

    YJ. Cao, DE Mager, EM. Simonsick, SN. Hilmer, SM. Ling, BG. Windham, V. Crentsil, S. Yasar, LP. Fried, DR. Abernethy. Physical and cognitive performance and burden of anticholinergics, sedatives and ACE inhibitors in older women. Clin. Pharmacol. Ther, 2008; 83: 422-9.

    JI. Barzilay, AL. Fitzpatrick, J. Luchsinger, S. Yasar, C. Bernick, NS. Jenny, LH. Kuller: Albuminuria and Dementia in the Elderly: A Community Study. Am J Kidney Dis, 2008; 52:216-26.

    S. Yasar, J. Zhou, R. Varadhan, M. Carlson: The use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and diuretics is associated with a reduced incidence of impairment on cognition in elderly women. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2008; 84:119-26.

    M. Scherma, J. Medalie, W. Fratta, S.K. Vadivel, A. Makriyannis, D. Piomelli, E. Mikics, J. Haller, S. Yasar, G. Tanda, S.R. Goldberg. The endogenous cannabinoid anandamide has effects on motivation and anxiety that are revealed by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibition. Neuropharmacol 2008;54:129-40.

    C. Mazzola, J. Medalie, M. Scherma, LV Panlilio, M. Solinas, G. Tanda, F. Drago, JL Cadet, SR Goldberg, S. Yasar: Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibition enhances memory acquisition through activation of PPAR-alpha nuclear receptors. Learning Memory 2009;16:332-7.

    KM. Sink, X. Leng, J. Williamson, SB. Kritchevsky, K. Yaffe, L. Kuller, S. Yasar, H. Atkinson, M. Robbins, B. Psaty, DC. Goff, Jr. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults with Hypertension: Results from the Cardiovascular Health Study. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169:1195-202.

    TE. Brinkley, JF. Lovato, CD Furberg, LH Kuller, GL. Burke, RL. Nahin, AM Arnold, OL Lopez, S. Yasar, JD. Williamson, for the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) Study Investigators. Effect of Ginkgo biloba on blood pressure and incidence of hypertension in elderly men and women. Am J Hyperten. 2010;23:528-33.

    LV. Panlilio, S. Yasar, EB. Thorndike, SR. Goldberg, CW Schindler. Automatic recording of mediating behavior in delayed matching- and nonmatching-to-position procedures in rats. Psychopharmacology, 2011; 214:495-504.

    K. Bettermann, A. Arnold, J. Williamson, S. Rapp, K. Sink, A. Fitzpatrick, J. Toole, M. Carlson, S. Yasar, S. DeKosky, O. Lopez, G. Burke. Cognitive Function and statin use: The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 2011; epub.

    KM. Jung, G. Astarita, S. Yasar, E. Head, CW. Cotman, D. Piomelli. Deficits in anandamide signaling underlie cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimers Disease. Accepted Neurobiol Aging, 2011, epub.

    S. Yasar, FM. Lin, LP. Fried, CH.. Kawas, KM. Sink, ST. DeKosky, MC. Carlson. Potassium Sparing Diuretic Use is Associated with Better Learning and Memory in Older Adults in the GEM Study. Accepted Alzheimers Dement, 2011.

    S. Yasar, JY. Ko, S. Nothelle, MM. Mielke, MC. Carlson. Evaluation of the Effect of Systolic Blood Pressure and Pulse Pressure on Cognitive Function: The Womens Health and Aging Study II. PLoSONE, 2011; 6(12):e27976.

    M. Mielke, V. Bandaru, J. Xia, NJ. Haughey, S. Yasar, M. Albert, V. Varma, G. Harris, E. Schneider, K. Bandeen-Roche, LP. Fried, CG. Lyketsos, MC. Carlson. Serum ceramides predict Alzheimers disease: The Womens Health and Aging Study II. Accepted Neurology, 2012.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    1987, Semmelweis University Award
    1990, Soros Travel Award
    2000, Hartford/AFAR Fellows Travel Award
    2007, Gordon Research Conferences - Young Investigator

    Professional Activities

    1988-1992, Assistant Professor,
    Department of Pharmacology, Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary.

    1992-1996, Instructor,
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

    1996-1998, visiting Assistant Professor,
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

    2001-present, Assistant Professor,
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

    2009, Visiting Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Cagliari, Cagliary, Italy.

    2010-2011, Visiting scientists, Institute of Medical Sociology, Charite, Berlin, Germany.

    2012-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Center on Aging and Health-East
    5200 Eastern Avenue
    Mason F. Lord Building, 7th Floor
    728
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-2668
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-6337
    Fax: 410-550-2513
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    Department/Division

    • Neurology
    • Medicine - Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

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