New faculty member focuses on helping her patients flourish

Dr. Gamze Çamsarı joined the faculty recently as an Assistant Professor after having practiced and taught for five years throughout the Mayo Clinic system. In her new role, she will be supporting the adult inpatient population at the M Health Fairview Riverside Clinic in Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Çamsarı is passionate about the principle of “eudaimonia,” a Greek term that she associates with “helping people flourish and find prosperity in life, despite limited resources.”

A native of Turkey, Dr. Çamsarı completed her psychiatric residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine/Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC; and at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, MN. She earned her MD from the Akdeniz University School of Medicine of Antalya, Turkey; and the University of Milan School of Medicine in Italy.

Dr. Çamsarı is a published researcher and plans to focus her work at the U on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of impaired decision making in psychiatric disorders to help guide interventions, which might range from computer-based cognitive training to neuromodulation. Her long-term approach is, "similar to that of reliability engineer of the brain; trying to quantify weights of different components of the observed clinical picture, such as chemical, behavioral, cognitive, and interpersonal. After doing so, we could temper the treatment according to what’s missing.”

She looks forward to working with residents and medical students and believes that to teach something is to truly learn it.

In her spare time, Dr. Çamsarı enjoys playing chess, traveling, and doing crafts with her kindergartner.

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