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Sevil Yasar, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine
Female

Languages: English, German, Hungarian

Expertise

Dementia, Geriatric Medicine, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus ...read more

Research Interests

Dementia; Cognitive Decline; Hydrocephalus; Pharmacoepidemiology ...read more

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Main Phone

410-550-6337

Outside of Maryland

410-464-6641
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International Patients

+1-410-502-7683
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Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-6337
5300 Alpha Commons Dr.
Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Fax: 410-550-5992

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-4059
301 Mason Lord Drive
Center for Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders, Suite 2100
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-4059 | Fax: 410-955-9126

Background

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.

2001-2014, Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

2012-2014, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

2014-present, Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. 

2014-present, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Semmelweis Medical University (1988)

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine; Greater Baltimore Medical Center (1998)

Fellowships

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) (2001)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2000)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Vitamin D, cognition, physical function

Selected Publications

Yasar S, Corrada M, Brookmeyer R, Kawas C: Use of calcium channel blockers and the risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease and mortality: The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Neurobiol Aging 2005;2:157-163. PMID: 15582745 DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2004.03.009

Yasar S, Zhou J, Varadhan R, Carlson M: 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. PMID: 18231116 DOI: 10.1038/sj.clpt.6100483

Yasar S, FM Lin, LP Fried, CH Kawas, KM Sink, ST DeKosky, MC Carlson. Diuretic Use is Associated with Better Learning and Memory in Older Adults in the GEM Study. Alzheimers Dement, 2012; 8:188-195. PMCID: PMC3341535, DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2011.03.010

Yasar S, Xia J, Yao W, Furberg C, Xue XL, Mercado C, Fitzpatrick A, Fried L, Kawas C, Sink K, Williamson J, Dekosky S, Carlson M. Antihypertensive drugs decrease risk of Alzheimer’s disease: Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study. Neurology, 2013; 81:896-903. PMCID: PMC3885216, DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182a35228

Peters R, Yasar S, Andrews S, et al.: Investigation of class effects on dementia and cognitive decline associations with antihypertensive drugs: A comprehensive meta-analysis of participant data. Neurology, 2020, 94:e267-e281. PMCID: PMC7108807, DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008732

Activities & Honors

Honors

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