Aksel Siva currently works as Professor of Neurology, at the Department of Neurology of Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine where he was the past-chairman, and continues to head the Clinical Neuro-immunology Unit & Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, and acts as senior advisor of the Headache Clinic.
He served as President of the Turkish Neurological Society (TNS) for three consecutive terms 2003–2009, and is the chair of its scientific committee. He is a founding member of the Turkish Multiple Sclerosis Society and the MS Chapter of the TNS. He has served as an executive committee member of the European Neurological Society (ENS) 2009–2014 and currently is a member of the EAN scientific programme committee (2014–2018). He served on the Education Committee of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and currently is the chair of the WFN Standards & Evaluations Committee. He is a member of the European Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and European Headache Federation.
His areas of research interest and work are: clinical neuro-immunology, mainly multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS) and neuro-Behçet’s syndrome. He is also involved in clinical work in headaches and neuro-epidemiology. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has written many book chapters, and gives lectures as an invited speaker at national and international meetings and institutions.
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