Basar Cenik, MD, Psychiatry, Springfield, IL, HSHS St. John's Hospital


Psychiatry Springfield, IL

Psychosomatic Medicine

Assistant Professor

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Education & Training

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolFellowship, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, 2017 - 2018
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolResidency, Psychiatry, 2013 - 2017
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterPh.D., Neuroscience, 2007 - 2012
  • Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
    Hacettepe University Faculty of MedicineClass of 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2018 - 2023
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2017 - 2021
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Young Investigator Award NARSAD, 2017
  • Chairman�s Award for Excellence in Research UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry, 2017
  • The Jeffry Andresen Award UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry, 2016
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Plasma sterols and depressive symptom severity in a population-based cohort  
    Cenik B, Cenik C, Snyder MP, Brown ES, PLoS One, 1/1/2017
  • Lipidomic and Transcriptomic Basis of Lysosomal Dysfunction in Progranulin Deficiency  
    Evers BM, Rodriguez-Navas C, Tesla RJ, Prange-Kiel J, Wasser CR, Yoo KS, McDonald J, Cenik B, et al, Cell Rep, 1/1/2017
  • Loss of Nicastrin from Oligodendrocytes Results in Hypomyelination and Schizophrenia with Compulsive Behavior  
    Dries DR, Zhu Y, Brooks MM, Forero DA, Adachi M, Cenik B, West JM, et al, J Biol Chem, 1/27/2016
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  • Plasma Sterols and Depressive Symptoms in a Population-based Cohort
    Cenik B., et al., Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2017
  • Towards a treatment for frontotemporal dementia: high-throughput screening for small molecule enhancers of progranulin expression
    Cenik B, Department of Neuroscience Yearly Retreat, Dallas, TX, 1/1/2010
  • A possible GABA-A receptor mediated mechanism for buspirone- induced hypothermia in rats
    Cenik B., et al., XX. European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress, Vienna, Austria, 1/1/2007


  • Plasma Sterols and Depressive Symptom Severity in a Population-based Cohort 
    Springfield, IL - 1/1/2017
  • Lipidomics of Progranulin Deficiency 
  • Progranulin as a therapeutic target in FTLD 
    San Francisco, CA - 1/1/2012
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Hospital Affiliations