Education & Training

Medical School

Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine


Internal Medicine

  • Istanbul Universitesi



  • University of Iowa


American Board of Internal Medicine.
American Board of IM - Gastroenterology


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Academic Information

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gastrointestinal imaging
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
  • Upper endoscopy an colonoscopy
  • Enteral feeding
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatology
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver disease

Areas of Expertise

  • General gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Push enteroscopy
  • Feeding tube placement

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 Nominated for American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Governor of Missouri    
  • 2018 "Tiger Research Award", University of Missouri Gastroenterology
  • 2018 "An Exceptional Team Member", University of Missouri Health Care
  • 2017 "2016-2017 Quality Improvement Champion", University of Missouri Health Care
  • 2017 Published on the TOP DRAWER section of the Columbia Daily Tribune Newspaper
  • 2017 Professional photo & intro on the cover-page of the World Journal of Hepatology journal
  • 2017 White Tulip Health Foundation, "Academician Award", Newark, NJ
  • 2017 Mentor of American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) on Research Career, Academics, Clinical Career and Education Career.
  • 2016 “Faculty/Staff Advisor” for the University of Missouri Dialogue Club.
  • 2016 Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology (FACG)
  • 2015 White Tulip Health Foundation, “Young Academician Award”. Newark, NJ, USA.
  • 2015 Hepatologist MD of “Show Me ECHO- HCV” Project in Missouri State.
  • 2014 Grant Award for 2014 Fellow Advanced Endoscopy Programs. University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.
  • 2006, 2007 and 2008: Turkish Nominee of ASNEMGE: European Rising Star in Gastroenterology.
  • 2009 Hepatogastroentrology Congress 'Poster Award'. Antalya, Turkey.
  • 2009 AASLD 'Presidential Poster of Distinction'. Boston, USA.
  • 2008 Istanbul Governor’s Science Award.
  • 2007 National Gastroenterology Week – Danone institution Oral Presentation Award. Nevşehir, Turkey.
  • 2006 Novartis: “Patient Relative Studies’ First Prize. İstanbul, Turkey.
  • 2006 EASL Best Abstracts/Registration Award. Vienna, Austria.
  • 2005 Full Bursary Award EASL 2005 Rosiglitazone Shows. Paris, France.
  • 2005 Presidential poster and poster of distinction. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • 2005 Roche Viral Hepatitis Oral Presentation Second Prize. Swissotel, İstanbul.
  • 2004 'ODTU’ Dr. Mustafa Parlar Foundation Study Support Prize. Orta Dogu Teknik University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • 2004 National Gastrenterology Week – Oral presentation award. Antalya, Turkey.
  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 - Marmara University International Study Awards. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2003 National Gastrenterology Week – Oral presentation award. Kuşadasi, Turkey.
  • 2003 Young Scientists-Clinicans Program Full Bursary Award. Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2001 Istanbul University International Study Award. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1999 ECCMID Young Investigator Award. Berlin, Germany.

Editorial Board Member

  • Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology
  • World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
  • World Journal of Stem Cells
  • Journal of Digestive Diseases and Hepatology
  • Journal of Gastroenterology, Liver & Pancreatic Diseases
  • HSOA Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Research
  • Journal of Medical Discovery
  • Journal of Scientific Discovery
  • Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
  • Frontiers in Medicine (Lausanne) – Gastroenterology
  • Annals of Hepatology
  • World Journal of Gastroenterology
  • International Journal of Gastroenterology Disorders & Therapy
  • BAOJ Medical and Nursing
  • Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus (Synergy Publishers),
  • Abant Medical Journal
  • Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences


  • FACP: Fellow of the American College of Physicians, USA
  • ACG-Mentor: American College of Gastroenterology Mentor on Academics, Research Career, Clinical Career, Education Career, and General Mentoring Advice
  • FACG: Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, USA
  • AASLD: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, USA
  • ASGE: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, USA
  • AGA: American Gastroenterological Association, USA
  • AMA: American Medical Association, USA
  • ASNEMGE: Association of National European and Mediterranean Societies of Gastroenterology, Europe
  • Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, Turkey
  • Turkish Society of Liver Researches, Turkey
  • ACP: American College of Physicians, USA
  • FESBGH: Fellow of the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology & Hepatology


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