Menninger Staff

Emel Kayatekin, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

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Dr. Kayatekin has nearly 40 years of experience helping individuals with mental illness as well as their families.


She has spoken nationally and internationally on topics such as hospital psychotherapy, the treatment of cognitive impairment in individuals with schizophrenia, attachment theory and psychoanalytic family therapy.


An associate professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kayatekin earned her medical degree from Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey, and completed post-graduate training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass.


Dr. Kayatekin says that if she could have any superpower, she'd choose to be able "teleport" herself all around the world to visit family.