Gokay Alpak, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Alpak received his medical degree from Marmara University School of Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey in 2005 and completed his psychiatry residency training at Sisli Etfal Training and Teaching Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010. With a deep commitment to expanding the knowledge base in his field, Dr. Alpak has made significant contributions to psychiatric research. His work has been published in more than 50 scholarly papers, which have garnered over 1300 citations, showcasing the impact and relevance of his research findings. His studies have explored a wide range of topics, including the effectiveness of different therapeutic approaches, the intersection of mental health and social factors, and the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Alpak’s clinical practice primarily focuses on adult psychiatric services, with a special emphasis on competency restoration. In his role at Big Spring State Hospital, he demonstrates exceptional skill in evaluating and treating individuals who require competency restoration, providing them with the necessary support and interventions to regain their legal competency. His compassionate approach, combined with his expertise, has empowered numerous individuals to regain control over their lives and reintegrate into society.


Medical Degree
Marmara University, School of Medicine, Turkey
Residency, Psychiatry
Sisli Etfal Training and Teaching Hospital, Turkey

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Bipolar Disorder

Psychotic Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Research Interests

Mood Disorders


Brain imaging studies

Artificial intelligence integrated interventions