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I am a consultant Paediatrician with 31 years of experience in the management of children’s health.
I was initially trained in Istanbul, graduated from the Medical Faculty of Istanbul with distinction(1980) and obtained the specialist Paediatrician certificate at the Istanbul University (1984). I was awarded an Associate Professor ( Docent) status in Paediatrics by the University of Istanbul (1993).
My British training in London was mostly carried out at the King’s College Hospital (1989-1995). I worked in the tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Liver Unit, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory and General Paediatric Department, I conducted and participated to a variety of distinctive research projects.
I am currently a consultant Paediatrician at the Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital NHS Trust since 1995. I was the secretary of the local Research Ethics Committee at North London for 4 years then the chair for 3 years (2002-2009). I was the secretary and later the chair of The Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Scientific Group of the European Respiratory Society between 2001-2008. I am the Undergraduate Tutor in my trust for nearly 10 years and provide teaching, training and examination of medical students from UCL.
Areas of interest
Asthma; Allergies; Paediatric respiratory medicine
Paediatric respiratory, Asthma, Wheezing, Cough, Allergies, Neonatology, Infections, Infant gastro-oesaphageal reflux.
My main outside interests are sailing (mostly in the Med), skiing, snowboarding, competitive swimming and tennis. I retired from playing football 15 years ago. I write for a Turkish Sailing magazine.
I have 67 peer reviewed, published and cited scientific papers and a number of abstracts. I was invited to lecture on wheezing, asthma, asthma devices, paediatric respiratory diseases, paediatric allergies both locally, at national and international levels. I refereed for scientific respiratory journals.
- MD Istanbul University, Medical Faculty of Istanbul 1980
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Ireland).
Golden Member of European Respiratory Society.
British Thoracic Society.
British Association of Perinatal Medicine.
The Neonatal Society(UK)
Paediatric Respiratory Society.
Medical Protection Society.
British Medical Association.