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■ Rasim Somer Diler, MD

University of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Inpatient child & Adolescent Bipolar Services

RASIM SOMER DILER, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist, researcher. He graduated from Istanbul University Medical Faculty., Turkey in 1993. He completed his residency/fellowship training at Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adana, Turkey and he was appointed there as Asst. Prof. Psychiatry in 1999. He was appointed as Assoc. Prof. Psychiatry, Cukurova University in 2003 and named as Honorary Professor of Xi'an Univ.,Brain Disease Hospital, China, in 2003.

He started to work in the US in 2004 after he was honored with extraordinary ability in science. He serves as the medical director of inpatient child and adolescent bipolar services (in-CABS) at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), University of Pittsburgh, which is the first bipolar-specific inpatient services for youth in the US. Dr. Diler holds board certification in child psychiatry in both Turkey and US.

His research efforts have lately been on pediatric bipolar disorder, employing functional neuroimaging to investigate clinical characteristics, etiology, and treatment of this condition. He edited the first international monograph on pediatric bipolar disorder by collaborating with 11 experts from around the world (North America, Australia and New Zealand, Brazil and South America, China, Japan, India, Italy, Israel, Russia, Spain, and Turkey) who provided chapters about their local clinical and research experience. In 2008, he was elected to chair the Bridging International Meeting in Turkey on "bipolar disorders" that is supported by the Bridging Eastern and Western Psychiatry Association as well as the local Turkish Adult and Child Psychiatry Associations. Dr.Diler is the recipient of several national and international research and career awards and serves in various scientific committees.

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