Drs. Yasin Bez, Maria Hadjikyriakou, and Marisa Perera Join the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Yasin Bez, M.D.,Maria Hadjikyriakou, M.D., and Marisa Perera, Ph.D., join the Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine.

Yasin Bez, M.D.
Yasin Bez, M.D.

Name: Yasin Bez, M.D.

Title: Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Clinical Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry

Research Interests:

  • Psychopharmacology in children and adolescents as well as adults diagnosed with depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, and tics.
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
    • Psychiatric Research
    • Emergency Psychiatry
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Psychopharmacology


  • Fellowship–Psychiatry-Child & Adolescent, UM-JMH Division of Psychiatry, 2022
  • Residency–Psychiatry, UM-JMH Department of Psychiatry, 2020
  • Residency–Psychiatry, Marmara University School of Medicine, 2007
  • Medical School, Marmara University School of Medicine, 2001

Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Languages Spoken: English and Turkish

Practice Location: CRB Building

Appointments:  305-243-01214

Maria Hadjikyriakou, M.D.

Name: Maria Hadjikyriakou, M.D.

Title: Assistant Professor for the clinical educator track at the Miller School, psychiatrist as part of the Psycho-oncology and Cancer Support Services Team at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clinical Specialties: Psycho-oncology, Consultation-liaison Psychiatry

Research Interests: Improving quality of life and mental health outcomes for cancer patients


  • Fellowship–Consultation-liaison Psychiatry, University of Miami and Jackson Health Systems, 2021-2022
  • Residency–Psychiatry, University of Miami and Jackson Health System, 2017-2021
  • M.D.–Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, 2013-2017

Certifications: Board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in General Psychiatry

Language Spoken: English

Practice Locations:

  • Outpatient appointments at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center- Miami and Plantation locations
  • Inpatient consults at UHealth Tower


  • 305-243-UMMD (8663)
  • 844-900-UMMD (8663)

Marisa Perera, Ph.D.
Marisa Perera, Ph.D.

Name: Marisa Perera, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Specialties: Reproductive mental health

Research Interests: Fertility stress, onco-fertility, perinatal mental health, health disparities impacted by minorities, digital interventions


  • Fellowship – Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL, 2020-2022
  • Residency – Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami FL, 2019-2020
  • Ph.D. – University of Miami, Miami FL, 2014-2020
  • M.S. – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, 2013-2014

Language Spoken: English

Practice Locations: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center; Telehealth


  • 305-243-0214

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