Dr. Murat Gokden is a neuropathologist and a Professor in the Department of Pathology. He has been a member of the Department since 2000. He is a graduate of Dokuz Eylul Medical School, Izmir, Turkey and received his pathology residency and neuropathology fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis, surgical pathology fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX and cytopathology fellowship training at UAMS.
Although he is board certified in anatomic pathology, neuropathology and cytopathology, he currently focuses essentially exclusively on neuropathology. He serves UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital, covering all aspects of neuropathology service, including brain tumors, autopsy neuropathology and neurodegenerative diseases and, muscle and nerve biopsies. He also serves as a consultant to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, as well as pathologists throughout the state.
Dr. Gokden is a member of a number of professional societies and is actively involved in the activities of the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) and United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). His academic interests span all aspects of neuropathology, but focuses mostly on brain tumors/surgical neuropathology. He has authored and co-authored a number of books, book chapters and peer-reviewed and review articles, and is heavily involved in the education of trainees in the Medical Center, including medical students, as well as residents/fellows of several Departments.