Mehmet Kocak, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Rush University Medical Center. He is a member of the neuroradiology section and joined the faculty in November 2009.
He received his medical degree from the University of Istanbul Medical School in 1991. After completing a residency in nuclear medicine in Istanbul, he did a two-year fellowship in nuclear medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. After an internship in internal medicine, Kocak finished his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2001, and in 2003 he graduated from a two-year fellowship in neuroradiology at the same institution. Since then he has been an assistant professor at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Medical College of Wisconsin.
Kocak’s primary areas of expertise and interest are neurofunctional imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging. His research interests include molecular imaging. He performs a wide variety of procedures including cerebral angiography, biopsy, spinal injections and myelography.
He was selected chief resident in nuclear medicine at the University of Istanbul, as well as in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. As a resident, he was among the first winners of Best Case Award at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Radiology Course. Kocak was given the distinguished Cornelius C. Dyke Award for Excellence in Neuroradiology Research by the American Society of Neuroradiology for his study “Functional MRI of the Motor Homunculus: Toward Optimizing Paradigms for Clinical Scenarios” in 2002. He was also co-investigator in other award-winning projects in head and neck imaging. He is a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology. He has lectured at multiple international meetings and symposia.