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Altan Kayan

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 21 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a776
  1. Denis Kayan,
  2. Jan Kayan,
  3. Zizi Kayan,
  4. Laura Kayan,
  5. Richard Ilker Kayan,
  6. Deirdre Lucas

    Altan Kayan’s interest and skills in neurology were rapidly recognised in his native Turkey, where he became a specialist in 1969 and associate professor in neurology in the Aegean University in 1974. While honing his skills, he spent a year in Oslo as a research fellow in clinical neurophysiology, where he met his wife, Lynne.

    With this background, he was welcomed as a research fellow in neuro-otology in London, first in the Institute of Neurology in 1982 and subsequently in the Institute of Laryngology and Otology. During this time, he worked with a number of the pioneers of neuro-otological research such as Dr J Derrick Hood and Professor Ron Hinchcliffe, contributing seminal papers on …

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