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Yucel Atakent

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  • Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine

  • American Board of Pediatrics


  • MD, Hacettepe Universitesi

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    Metropolitan Hosp.Center

  • Fellowship, Neonatology
    Bronx Municipal Hospital Center


    Dr. Atakent is an Assistant Professor affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his medical degree at Hacettepe School of medicine in Ankara, Turkey and then pursued a combined residency program in Public Health and Pediatrics within the same institution. After completing the residency program in public health and submitting his thesis “Chlorination of domestic waters in rural areas” he continued his residency in pediatrics and completed it at the New York Medical College. Following a fellowship training program in Neonatology, Dr. Atakent received the NRS Award to complete a master program in Epidemiology at Columbia University where he submitted his thesis “Neonatal stabilization score (NSS): a predictive auditing too of mortality outcome in transported newborns less than 1000 grams at birth”. Subsequently, Dr. Atakent continued his career as a Neonatologist at New York University Medical Center, NY and also served as the Deputy Director of the New York Infant Transport Service. He is now an attending physician in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Mount Sinai West and on one occasion has received the “Best Teacher Award” in Pediatrics.

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Dr. Atakent did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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