Bülent Urman M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
After his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Hacettepe Dr. Urman completed a 3-year fellowship programme in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Vancouver, Canada. He returned to Hacettepe University in 1991 and participated in the foundation of one of the first IVF clinics in Turkey. He worked as an Associate Professor until 1996 in the same institution. Dr Urman resigned from the university in 1996 and founded the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the American Hospital of Istanbul, one of the biggest IVF centres in the country. His major areas of interest are clinical assisted reproduction, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, endometriosis and fibroid research. He has published extensively in these fields, having over 150 articles published in renowned international journals. He has written several book chapters and lectured in national and international meetings. He has served and still serving as associate editor and editor for many international journals. He served as the president of the Turkish Society of Reproductive Medicine between 2007 and 2012. In 2011 he was appointed as a clinical faculty of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Koc University School of Medicine. He is currently the president of the Istanbul Branch of the Turkish Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.