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Yusuf Yazici, MD


Yusuf Yazici, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Seligman Center for Advanced Therapeutics at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and Director of the Behcet’s Syndrome Evaluation, Treatment and Research Center at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Dr Yazici earned his medical degree from Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty of Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey. He completed his internship and residency at Creighton University in Nebraska and his fellowship in rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery of Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

His areas of interest are rheumatoid arthritis, early arthritis; patient reported outcomes, database and registry management and monitoring of arthritis patients in regard to clinical response and adverse events related to treatment and Behcet’s syndrome. He has published over 200 articles and presented at various national and international meetings over 100 times.

He divides his time between seeing patients and running the Seligman center, both industry and investigator initiated trials, in the areas of RA and Behcet’s syndrome.


Consultancy – BMS, Celgene; Grants – BMS, Celgene, Genentech; Organizational interests – Chief Medical Officer, Samumed LLC