Dr. Levent Balkir MD Internist

Dr. Levent Balkir is an internist in Tampa, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and Brandon Regional Hospital. He received his medical degree from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 22 years. He is one of 62 doctors at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and one of 86 at Brandon Regional Hospital who specialize in Internal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Internist: Hospital Medicine/Hospitalist

Education & Medical Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2003–2006

Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

FL State Medical License
Active through 2015

PA State Medical License
Active through 2012

Publications & Presentations

Negative regulation of the Apaf-1 apoptosome by Hsp70.
Saleh, A., Srinivasula, S. M., Balkir, L., Robbins, P. D., Alnemri, E. S.

Fas ligand is expressed on human squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck, and it promotes apoptosis of T lymphocytes.
Gastman, B. R., Atarshi, Y., Reichert, T. E., Saito, T., Balkir, L., Rabinowich, H., Whiteside, T. L.

Development of approaches to improve cell survival in myoblast transfer therapy.
Qu, Z., Balkir, L., van Deutekom, J. C., Robbins, P. D., Pruchnic, R., Huard, J.

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