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Hamza Coban, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
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UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-8031
Phone: 860-679-4888


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CertificateCenter for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, Univ. of PennsylvaniaClinical Research Certificate Program
M.D.Hacettepe University Faculty of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipUniversity of California San Diego HIV Neurobehavioral Research ProgramInterdisciplinary Research in NeuroAIDS
InternshipUniversity of Kansas School of MedicineMedicine/Neurology
ResidencyUConn School of MedicineNeurology
FellowshipUniversity of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)Clinical Fellow: Age Span Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroinflammatory Disorders

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Pat Finelli Teacher-of-the-year Award: Given by graduating neurology resident class “in Recognition of Excellence in the Attributes of Commitment of a Teacher and Educator in the Field of Neuroscience and Evidence-based Medicine.”UConn Neurology Residents, Class of 2023
The Edward J. Fredericks, M.D. Exemplary Teacher Award, Given Annually to the Graduating UConn Neurology Resident Who Has Demonstrated a High Standard of Teaching ExcellenceUConn School of Medicine
Resident Scholarship to the American Academy of Neurology Annual MeetingAmerican Academy of Neurology
Travel Grant and Registration for ACTRIMS Forum and Resident Summit February 25-29, 2020, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAACTRIMS
Travel Grant: Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship in NeuroAIDS (IRFN) Program at UCSD Travel Grant for 7th International Workshop on HIV and Aging, September 26-27, 2016, Washington, DCIRFN, UC San Diego
Young Investigator Award: Free Registration for Young Investigators With Accepted Abstract, 7th International Workshop on HIV and Aging, September 26-17, 2016, Washington, DCWorkshop Organization Committee
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis optica (NMO)
  • Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein-associated disease (MOGAD)
  • White matter disorders
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Infectious encephalitis
  • Neuro-HIV
  • Inflammatory spinal cord disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuro-rheumatology
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Central nervous system vasculitis
  • Hereditary spastic paraplegia
  • Biologic agent or anti-neoplastic treatment associated neuroinflammation
  • Genetic disorders of white matter and neurogenetics

Journal Articles


  • Cerebral Vasculitis in a patient receiving Risankizumab, an Inhibitor of Interleukin-23: First Case Report (P12-3.013)
    Pulla, Juan Cabrera; Amirjanyan, Hasmik; Wu, Qian; Mui, Gracia; Imitola, Jaime; Coban, Hamza Neurology 2023 Apr;

Case Reports

  • Emerging cases of severe babesia microti infections in multiple sclerosis patients treated with ocrelizumab: report of two cases
    Germaine, S; Haberli, N; Coban, H; Imitola, J
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Multiple Sclerosis and Related disorders in 2023:An UpdateTalkUConn School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds2023Farmington, CT, USA
Neuromyalitis Optica and MOG-IgG Associated Disease Across Age SpanTalkHartford Hospital Neuroscience Grand Rounds2022Hartford, CT, USA
Neurologic Complications of COVID19TalkHartford Hospital Neuroscience Grand Rounds2021Hartford, CT, USA
Real-world Experience of Ocrelizumab initiation in a Diverse MS populationPoster8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Virtual Meeting2020Virtual
Impact of advancing age on cognitive performance in hiv+ persons on a first suppressive regimenPosterConference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)2017Seattle, WA, USA
Impact of aging on neurocognitive performance in previously antiretroviral-naïve HIV+ individuals on their first suppressive regimenTalkInternational Workshop on HIV & Aging2016Washington, DC, USA
Altered mitochondrial biogenesis in brains during HAND: another result of Tat-mediated neurotoxicityPoster15th International Symposium on NeuroVirology (ISNV)2016Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Molecular disorganizations of axonal structures adjacent to human cortical microinfarctsPosterInternational Stroke Conference2016Los Angeles, CA