Yusuf Yazici

Chief Medical Officer at Samumed

Dr. Yazici is an internationally-renowned rheumatologist, researcher, and an expert in clinical trial design and management. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU and the Director of Seligman Center for Advanced Therapeutics, which conducts all clinical trials in rheumatology at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Yazici is also the Director of Behcet’s Syndrome Center, the largest center for Behcet’s Disease in the US. He has published more than 250 medical papers and book chapters, and has given numerous national and international presentations.

Dr. Yazici completed his Fellowship in Rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery of Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York and Residency in Internal Medicine at Creighton University in Nebraska. Dr. Yazici received his medical degree from Istanbul University.


  • Chief Medical Officer

    Current role