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Assoc. Prof. Halit Yerebakan, M.D. - Cardiovascular Surgeon Learn more

 

Field of Specialty
Cardiovascular Surgery

Place of Specialty
School of Medicine, Yeditepe University

Place and Date of Birth
Istanbul / 1982

Graduated Faculty and Year
School of Medicine, Istanbul Bilim University / 2006

Number of Turkish and Foreign Publications
Turkish Publications: 4
Foreign Publications: 18

Summary of Professional Career
He was born in Istanbul on 08.08.1982. After 3 years of education in Erenköy Elementary School, he completed his primary and secondary education in Manlius Eagle Hill in New York. After completing high school education in Kasımoğlu College in Istanbul, he started his university education at the School of Medicine, Istanbul Bilim University in 2000 and graduated in 2006 with a success scholarship.

He was assigned to Erzurum for his obligatory service at the period of graduation but passed the examination for specialty in medicine and started his specialty training at the department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the hospital of School of Medicine, Yeditepe University.

Halit Yerebakan, who was curious and excited of cardiac surgery since the day he started his education on medicine, had his intern training on cardiac surgery in Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital with Prof. Bingür Sönmez, M.D. and Prof. Belhan Akpınar, M.D. in 2001-2003. He was accepted as research assistant to work with Prof. Mehmet Öz, M.D. in New York Presbyterian hospital in 2003 and worked there for 3 months. Halit Yerebakan, M.D. worked as an intern/active surgeon in OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst, Belgium, which is an important minimal invasive cardiac surgery clinic in Europe, for 3 months in 2004 and in the later years, he was present in centers like Dubai Wellcare Hospital and Frankfurt Goethe University as an observer. In 2006, Halit Yerebakan, M.D. was accepted as assistant to Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic of University of Geneva and as research associate in stem cell applications in the area of cardiovascular surgery in Presbyterian Hospital in New York, but instead, he preferred to start his specialty training on Cardiovascular Surgery at Yeditepe University Hospital by scoring the highest cardiovascular score on the examination for specialty in medicine.

He carried his association with Prof. Mehmet Öz, M.D. that started in 2003 to Turkey and worked as his assistant in our country and as the physician answering questions of patients on the Turkish website of his program. Halit Yerebakan, M.D. assisted Prof. Süha Küçükaksu, M.D. in the heart failure surgery program that was started at Yeditepe University Hospital in 2008 under the presidency of Prof. Süha Küçükaksu, M.D. and was involved in the surgery team that conducted the first heart transplantation in a foundation university and the first heart support system applications in Istanbul. With the support of Prof. Süha Küçükaksu, M.D., Halit Yerebakan, M.D. received training on total artificial heart surgery in Paris in February 2010 and continued working as research assistant in Yeditepe University Hospital as assistant of Prof. Ergün Demirsoy, M.D. starting from 2010. He was assigned by his university to continue his works in the School of Medicine College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, where he was accepted in 2011, and he became specialist in May 2012 with his thesis on the largest heart transplantation series of the world as a result of the works he conducted here.

The first day he stepped into his profession as a specialist, he started working as a postdoctoral research associate in the heart transplantation research and coordination team at the University of Columbia, the world's best heart transplantation training center. Despite it were the early years of his profession, he had 41 literature studies, all presented at international and important congresses. He plans to exceed this number above 50 within 2012-2013. This year, he was nominated for the 2013 Evarts Graham Award by Columbia University in the light of his studies, where only 25 heart surgeons are nominated in the world, held by the most important association in the world on heart surgeries, the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons. At the same time, he runs 7 experimental projects actively. Two of these studies are run under the support of American Heart Association award, one under the support of American Association of Thoracic Surgeons award and the other 4 under the support of various other IIG awards.

He received education from international quality certification institutions and has a certificate from the Auditor Training Institute, which is head auditor of quality management system applications in firms that manufacture medical devices.

Halit Yerebakan, M.D. presented works on anti-aging and preventive medicine in various meetings. He initially started writing in the Journal of Medikal Teknik in 2003 and has various articles in national congresses, publications and international publications. He is continuing to work as Deputy Chief Physician and Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Yeditepe University Hospital.

Prof. Meral Sönmezoğlu, M.D. - Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialist Learn more

 

Field of Specialty
Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology

Graduation Date and Place of Residency Education
Haseki Hospital 1989 - 1994

Place and Date of Birth
Ankara / 1960

School of Medicine, Graduation Date
School of Medicine, Ankara University, 1984

Number of Articles published in Turkish and Other Languages
Number of Articles published in Turkish: 17
Number of Articles published in foreign language(s): 6

Local and International Abstracts
Local Abstracts: 30
International Abstracts: 19

Summary of Professional Career
  • SB. Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital / 9 years
  • Blood Center, Marmara University, 7 years
  • Department of Microbiology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Kopenhagen, Denmark / 9 months
  • AIDS Clinic, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, U.K. / 2 months
  • PHLS Laboratory, Colindale, London, U.K. / 1 month

Prof. Yavuz Selim Pata, M.D. - Otorhinolaryngologist Learn more


Field of Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery

Graduation Date and Place of Residency Education
Ankara Numune Hospital, 1996

Place and Date of Birth
Ankara / 1966

School of Medicine, Graduation Date
Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University, 1989

Number of Articles published in Turkish and Other Languages
Number of Articles published in Turkish: 17
Number of Articles published in foreign language(s): 28

Local and International Abstracts
Local Abstracts: 1
International Abstracts: 3

Assoc. Prof. Atakan Yeşil, M.D. - Gastroenterologist Learn more

 

Field of Specialty
Internal Medicine

Graduation Date and Place of Residency Education
Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Internal Medicine / 2008

Graduation Date and Place of Sub-specialty Education
Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Gastroenterohepatology Clinic / 2012

Place and Date of Title of Associate Professor
School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara 2014

Place and Date of Birth
Edirne / 1977

School of Medicine, Graduation Date
Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, 2003

Number of Articles published in Turkish and Other Languages
Number of Articles published in Turkish: 12
Number of Articles published in foreign language(s): 23

Local and International Abstracts
Local Abstracts: 44
International Abstracts: 11

Summary of Professional Career
  • Bartın Ulus State Hospital (Chief doctor, 11 months)
  • Internal Medicine Clinic, İstanbul Haydarpaşa Numune Mehmet Training and Research Hospital
  • Gastroenterology Clinic, İstanbul Haydarpaşa Numune Mehmet Training and Research Hospital
  • Gastroenterology Clinic, İstanbul Haydarpaşa Numune Mehmet Training and Research Hospital
  • Title of Associate Professor: I am awarded the title of associate professor in an exam by interuniversity committee directorate on 02.02.2014. School of Medicine, Hacettepe University
  • Administrative Duty: Haydarpaşa Numune Hospital, Responsible for Liver Transplant Surgery (since January 2013)
  • Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Unit, Medical Faculty Hospital, Yeditepe University since 01.11.2014

Assoc. Prof. Gazi Yıldırım, M.D. - Gynecologist and Obstetrician Learn more

 

Field of Specialty
Gynecologist and Obstetrician

Medical Specialist
Zeynep Kamil Gynecology & Obstetrics and Pediatrics Training and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Republic of Turkey

Place and Date of Title of Associate Professor
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine, Yeditepe University / 2012

Place and Date of Birth
Elazığ / 1975

School of Medicine, Graduation Date
Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, 1999

Number of Articles published in Turkish and Other Languages
Number of Articles published in Turkish: 50
Number of Articles published in foreign language(s): 25

Local and International Abstracts
Local Abstracts: 69
International Abstracts: 19

Summary of Professional Career
  • Resident - Zeynep Kamil Gynecology & Obstetrics and Pediatrics Training and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Republic of Turkey, 1999-2004
  • Attending physician - Zeynep Kamil Gynecology & Obstetrics and Pediatrics Training and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Republic of Turkey, 2004-2004
  • Military Doctor – Istanbul Kasımpaşa Naval Hospital, 2004-2005
  • Attending Physician – Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital – In Vitro Fertilization Center – 2005 - 2007
  • Observer-Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York-NY, USA-2007-2007
  • Assistant Professor - Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine, Yeditepe University, 2007 - 2012
  • Associate Professor - Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine, Yeditepe University, 2012 - ….

Assoc. Prof. Turhan Özler, M.D. - Orthopedist Learn more


Field of Specialty
Orthopedics and Traumatology

Graduation Date and Place of Residency Education
Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University, 1986 - 1992

Place and Date of Title of Associate Professor
Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic 2, Istanbul Göztepe Training and Research Hospital / 1995-2000

Place and Date of Birth
Ankara / 1969

School of Medicine, Graduation Date
Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University, 1986 - 1992

Number of Articles published in Turkish and Other Languages
Number of Articles published in Turkish: -
Number of Articles published in foreign language(s): -

Local and International Abstracts
Local Abstracts: -
International Abstracts: 9

Summary of Professional Career
  • 1993-1994 Conscription, Emergency Medicine Department, Çorum Alaca State Hospital
  • 1994-1995 Public Health Practice Center, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University
  • 1995 – 1995 First Aid Command Center, Şişli Etfal Hospital
  • 1995-1999 Orthopedics Resident, Istanbul Göztepe Training and Research Hospital
  • 1999 - 2000 Orthopedics and Traumatology Physician
  • 2000-2001 Orthopedics and Traumatology Physician, Şırnak Military Hospital
  • 1999 - 2010 Orthopedics and Traumatology Physician, Fatih State Hospital
  • 2010 – 2011 Lecturer, Yeditepe University Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, School of Medicine
  • 2015. Associate Professor, Yeditepe University Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, School of Medicine

Murat Palabıyık, M.D. - Pediatrician Learn more


Field of Specialty
Paediatrics

Graduation Date and Place of Residency Education
Neonatology Clinic, Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University, 2002

School of Medicine, Graduation Date
Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University, 1989

Summary of Professional Career
  • 1989 – 1991 Medical Doctor, Karabulak Village Community Clinic, Doğubayazıt
  • 1989 – 1991 AĞRI Contagious Diseases Directorate / AĞRI
  • 1995-1997 Chief Resident, Neonatology Clinic, Gynecology and Obstetrics & Pediatrics Hospital, SSK Bakırköy Maternity Hospital
  • 1998-2000 Chief Resident, Pediatric Nephrology Clinic, Gynecology and Obstetrics & Pediatrics Hospital, SSK Bakırköy Maternity Hospital
  • 2000-2002 Neonatology Sub-specialty Education, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University
  • 2002 – 2006 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Istanbul Bakırköy Gynecology and Obstetrics and Pediatrics Training Hospital, Ministry of Health
  • 2006-2017 International Hospital
  • 2017-to date Elit Istanbul Medical Center, Florya

Yusuf Urfalıoğlu - Physiotherapist Learn more


Field of Specialty
General Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Graduation Date and Place of Residency Education
İstanbul Medipol University, 2016-2018

Place and Date of Birth
Gaziantep / 1993

School of Medicine, Graduation Date
İstanbul Bilim University, 2010-2014

Number of Articles published in Turkish and Other Languages
Number of Articles published in Turkish: -
Number of Articles published in foreign language(s): -

Local and International Abstracts
Local Abstracts: -
International Abstracts: -

Summary of Professional Career
  • 2014-2015 Private Yaşar Hospital
  • 2015-to date Private 2000 Medical Center
Congresses and Courses
  • Turkish Physiotherapy Student Congress.
  • Upper and Lower Limb Manual Therapy Course
  • Spine Mobilization and Manipulation Course
  • Alternative Medicine Methods and Physiotherapy Course
  • Kinesiologic and Rigid Taping Course

Project

“Study on Creating Norm of Health Gripping in Healthy Turkish Society” funded by TUBITAK