Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan was born in 1952 in Merzifon. He graduated from Kuleli Military High School in 1969 and from Istanbul Cerrahpasa University Medical School in 1975. After completing his military service in Cyprus and Bursa, he worked as an intern at GATA and became a psychiatry specialist in 1982. He worked as a hospital physician in Erzincan and Corlu before being promoted to associate professor in 1988 and professor in 1990 at GATA Haydarpasa. He also served as a hospital director and was promoted to colonel in 1993. In 1996, he became a professor at Yuzuncu Yil University and worked as an expert witness in forensic medicine. He retired voluntarily in 1998. Later on, he was appointed as the representative of the Memory Centre of America in Turkey. In 2006, he founded NPİSTANBUL Hospital, and in 2011 he donated all of his assets to establish Uskudar University.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan has shared his knowledge in the field of psychiatry, which he has acquired through many years of hard work and research, through more than 200 research articles and nearly 80 books and book chapters. He has published 135 research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals, including over 50 articles in journals indexed by WoS. Prof. Dr. Tarhan's publications have been cited more than 3,500 times, and his Google Scholar h-index is 33, while his i10 index is 70. Through his works, he has reached more than one million readers in Turkey who follow him in both visual and written media. Some of his books have been translated into languages such as Bulgarian, Indonesian, Iranian, Albanian, and Azerbaijani, in addition to English.

Prof. Dr. Tarhan approaches his work with great seriousness and sensitivity. The main factor behind his hard work and success is his philosophy of life and faith-based perspective. His view of life encompasses both the world and the afterlife, and his awareness of being in the presence of his Creator while doing his work stems from this perspective. He presents his readers with his beliefs based on observation, contemplation, and evidence, connecting the properties of the universe that reflect God's qualities with science. He is one of the few scientists who can explain the universe and the Quran in a complementary way. In addition to his identity as a scientist, he has made it his mission to pass on to others the truths he has learned.

The basis for this unique perspective is the Quran, which has accompanied Prof. Dr. Tarhan's life since his youth. Like many young people who question the meaning and purpose of life, he asked himself questions such as the randomness of existence, the meaning of life, Darwinism, the existence of evil, the necessity of religion, the psychology of faith, the possibility of life after death, and how the human mind and soul find satisfaction. He shares his answers to these questions with his readers, drawing on explanations from the Quran and scientific research.

As a psychiatrist, Prof. Dr. Tarhan closely observes social life and emphasises the importance of "social psychology" through accurate analyses in the media.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan's qualities are not limited to what was mentioned above. He has always been eager to invest in people and has used his financial and intellectual resources in this direction. The majority of the society has witnessed all his actions. Through his behavior and

actions, he expresses his intention to pursue the same goals from an faith perspective until the end of his life.

All proceeds from Prof. Dr. Tarhan's books go to the TARHAN - İDER Foundation, which he established. His books have sold more than a million copies. He speaks fluent English and German and is the father of two children. In 2017, a book describing his 1400-year-old family tree was published.

He is currently the founding rector and chairman of the board of Uskudar University and chairman of the board of NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital, the first neuropsychiatric hospital in Turkey.

Uskudar University was established through the donation of all his personal wealth, without recourse to public funds or allocations, and today, with over 24,000 students, is a "brain hub" where future Nobel Prize-winning scientists are educated. With its global perspective, the university, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan and his team, is the first and only Turkish university to participate in both the G20 and N20 summits and successfully represent our country in the world.

The lectures on "Computational Psychiatry and Future Perspectives" by experts from Uskudar University and NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital, led by Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan, at the 2020 Congress of the American Psychiatry Association (APA), which is one of the most prestigious psychiatry associations in the world, have been selected as one of the 12 courses to be offered monthly to APA members in 2021.

Congresses presided over by him

  • 1989 "Stress and diseases
  • 1991 "Innovations in Psychopharmacology
  • 1992 "Violence"
  • in 1993, Professor Tarhan organized a symposium on "Serotonin" in Turkey, which was attended internationally for the first time.
  • Editor of the journal "Clinic Psychopharmacology" for 6 years.
  • Participation in the supervisory board of the 7th International ECNS (EEG Neuroscience) Congress held in Istanbul in 2010.
  • Active participation in the organization of the 2015 Antalya, 2016 China, 2017 Hamburg, 2018 Buenos Aires, 2019 Osaka, N20 (Neuroscience 20) meetings held in the same period as G/ 20.


  1. "Best Researcher" award at the 1991 International Congress on "Destructive Drives and Impulse Control" in the Netherlands.
  2. RTUK "Best Community Program" award for his once-weekly program " Reasonable Solution" on TV in 2003.
  3. in 2005, he was awarded by the General Directorate for Family and Social Research of the Prime Minister's Office for his psychosis program on SKY TURK for his 'support of family education and preventive mental health service for the community.
  4. "Golden Apple" Award of Amasya Foundation for his contribution to the treatment of Turkish music in 2007.
  5. "Golden Tulip" award for psychology by Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Turhan Social Vocational High School in 2009.
  6. "Good Practice in "Patient Safety Award" from OHSAD and Patient Safety Association in 2009.
  7. "Congress Ambassador Award" for bringing together many world-renowned scientists in Istanbul during the ECNS Congress in 2010.
  8. in 2015, ECNS/ISNIP/ISBET was awarded the "Presidential Service Prize" for his contributions to neurophysiology at the Clinical Neuroscience Congress in Munich, Germany.
  9. in 2017, he was awarded the "Universal Brotherhood Call to World Peace" award for science and research by the Mawlana Supreme Foundation of the World Fraternity.
  10. in 2017, he was awarded the "Universal Brotherhood Call to World Peace" award for science and research by the Mawlana Supreme Foundation of the World Fraternity.
  11. 2019 "Golden Axon Leadership" award by SBMT Congress in Los Angeles, USA in 2019.
  12. Author of the Year" award within the scope of Istanbul University 1453 Awards in 2019.

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1969 - Kuleli Military High School 

1975 - Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine 

1982 - Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) 

1982 - GATA Psychiatry Specialist 

1988 - GATA Haydarpasa Assistant Professor 

1990 - GATA Haydarpasa Associate Professor 

1996 - Yuzuncu Yıl University Faculty Member 

1998 - Memory Center Representation of Turkey 

2006 - Chairman of the Board of Directors of NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital  

2011 - Uskudar University Founding Rectorate 

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