U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Ziya Kirkali

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-7718
Email: kirkaliz@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • ProfessorDokuz Eylul University, Turkey1994-2010
  • Associate ProfessorDokuz Eylul University, Turkey1989-1994
  • M.D.Hacettepe University, Turkey1980

Ziya Kirkali, M.D.

Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As program director of Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology, my responsibilities include overseeing studies on dysfunction of the urinary tract.  Such research includes studies on benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary stone disease, erectile dysfunction, urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes, and congenital urologic disorders.  I currently serve as the project scientist for the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) and Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN).

​Research Programs

Diabetic Urologic Disease
The NIDDK Diabetic Urologic Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying diabetic uropathy and its progression

Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The NIDDK Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research for noncancerous urologic diseases

Current Committee Memberships

  • Urology Interagency Coordinating CommitteeCo-chair
  • Patient Centered Assessment Resource - NIH Working GroupMember
  • Emergency Care Research Working GroupMember