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Health Care Committee

ALPER KAYA, Oral Surgeon

Dr. Kaya has PhD in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dicle University, Türkiye

Dr. Kaya specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the Oral (mouth) and Maxillofacial (jaws and face) region.

Currently working at Araks Dental Clinic.


Dr. Ayse Ekin Clemente is one of our highly-qualified gynecologists, with a decade of professional experience. She finished her education at Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in 2004 and finished her Ob&Gyn Specialty at Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health and Education Hospital in 2010.

Between 2010 and 2012, she worked in Diyarbakir Women’s Health and Education Hospital, and later in private hospitals in Istanbul. One of her main interests is sexual health, and for 6 months she attended the Sexual Health Course, organized under CiSED (Turkish Sexual Health Institute), and helped many couples with their sexual problems. Also, she is an expert in IVF (in vitro fertilization), and she expanded her knowledge through a half-year long education given by American Hospital Istanbul.

Currently working at Al Das Clinic Palm Jumeirah.

BURAK GOKDENIZ, Prosthodontist

Dr. Gokdeniz is a highly-distinguished Prosthodontist who has been practicing dentistry for 22 years. He graduated from Ankara University, Türkiye in 1998 and obtained his Prosthodontics Specialty Degree (Ph.D.) in 2005. He has been focusing on Esthetic Dentistry and functional rehabilitation of worn dentition and provides his patients with a Digital Smile Design (DSD) and practices minimally invasive smile build-up.

His special interests include complex reconstructions, aesthetic dentistry, minimally invasive veneers, fixed and removable prosthodontics, complete smile makeovers, complicated rehabilitation of patients that have lost multiple teeth, CAD/CAM and implant-supported prosthodontics and professional dental photography.

Currently working at Swedish Dental Clinic Dubai Marina.

CAGATAY SEZGIN, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Dr. Sezgin has been practicing for about 20 years in the field of Hair Transplantation and Restoration. Of these 20 years of his experience, he has served for nearly 15 years in Türkiye. After successfully serving in Türkiye, he moved to Dubai in May 2016 to serve as a Full-Time Hair Transplant Surgeon. Since then, he has been permanently residing in Dubai.

He has been a highly regarded member of the esteemed International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) since 2001. His passion and prowess for hair transplants have earned him a well-deserved eminence among his fellow surgeons. Due to his expertise, he has become the First Turkish Board Surgeon authorized as a member of ISHRS. Moreover, he is a member of The Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (AAHRS).

Dr. Sezgin is a specialist surgeon but his entire career has been devoted to hair restoration through the FUE Hair Transplant technique. By now, he has successfully performed more than 3000 hair transplant surgeries. He also holds a record of being the First Hair Transplant Surgeon in the world to perform Hair, Eyebrow, and Beard transplants in a single session for a single case. He called the case a Head Trick Operation. It was published in the ISHRS’s esteemed Forum Magazine Vol. 29(1) in 2019.

Currently working at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.

GULBEN EFES, Pediatrician

Dr. Efes is a specialist pediatrician with extensive experience in all fields of pediatrics and neonates over 15 years. She is proficient at allergic diseases, infectious diseases, gastrointestinal problems, breast feeding difficulties, well baby follow-up and has extraordinary experience in managing feeding difficulties and picky eaters. She is also a sleep coach and gives training to parents about sleep disorders. All together she is catering an integrative pediatric practice for families.

She got her medical doctor degree from Hacettepe University, Ankara-Türkiye. She did her pediatric residency again in the same university for 5 years. Then she worked in the best tertiary hospitals of Ankara for 9 years. Later she managed her own reputed, private pediatrics clinic for 5 years, in Ankara.

Currently working at Novomed Centers.

HALUK KULAKSIZOGLU, Consultant Urologist

Dr. Haluk Kulaksizoglu is a professor of Urology with 24 years of experience in clinical and academic urology with a special interest in andrology and neuro-urology. He has acted as the Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Istanbul Bilim University Medical Faculty -Türkiye.

Dr. Kulaksizoglu had his fellowship training at the Boston University Medical School in Boston USA, one of the world’s reference centers in neuro-urology and Andrology. He has authored more than 10 book chapters, more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, and more than 100 conferences at the national and international meetings. Dr. Kulaksizoglu has been one of the most active surgeons in urological implant surgeries (penile implants, artificial sphincter surgeries, sacral nerve stimulators).

Currently working at Health Hub Festival City and Lutetia Clinic.

HANDAN CELILOGLU, Senior Pathologist, Consultant Microbiologist

Dr. Handan Celiloglu MD, Senior Pathologist, Consultant Microbiologist, Assistant Professor of Clinical Microbiology (MBRU Adjunct Faculty), Head of Microbiology, Mediclinic Dubai operations

She joined Mediclinic City Hospital in 2008 where the Hospital opened and was influential in setting up the laboratory. She played an active role  in the achievement of following accreditations by the hospital: CAP (College of American Pathologists), ISO-15189 and JCIA. She is a member of the Medical Affairs Board, Infection Control Committee and CME committee.She is the adjunct faculty in MBRU Medical school. GRADUATION:  Hacettepe University Medical School

Currently working at Mediclinic City Hospital.

Ibrahim Turfanda, MD, MSc, Diabetes Medical Lead

Ibrahim Turfanda, is Medical Advisor in Middle East Affiliate (MEA) working as Diabetes Medical Lead for Gluf & LEVANT countires. His area of focus is incretin based therapies.  He received his medical degree at the Ege University, Izmir ( 2001 ), Türkiye and MSc degree on Nephrology/ HemoDialiysis at Marmara University Medical Faculty (2002 ), Türkiye.  For 11 years, as a Chief Hemodialysis Physician , he served mostly to the diabetic patients who suffer from one of the diabetes complication: Chronic Kidney Disease.

In 2013; he joined Lilly Medical team. Since January 2015, he lives in Dubai with his family, currently working as the Diabetes Medical Lead for Gulf and Levant countries in the Middle East Affiliate.

MİNE BURCU HÜRBAŞ, Dermatologist

Dr. Burcu Hurbas is a Specialist Dermatologist with 16 years of experience in General and Aesthetic Dermatology. She got her degree in 2000 from one of the best Medical Faculty in Türkiye, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School. She completed her dermatology residency in one of the top Turkish government hospital in Istanbul from 2000-2004. During and after her residency she published some international and national articles.

She is certified from the Turkish Board and the first dermatologist in the Middle East to apply non-surgical body tightening treatment using the technologies.

She works at AACSH more than 12 years as a Specialist Dermatologist with a high interest of cosmetic aesthetic dermatology. She provides wide ranging services incorporating modern techniques in cosmetics.

Currently working at American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Healthcare City.


Dr. Muge Kasim Dilmen studied at Marmara University in Istanbul where she graduated with first class honours in Dentistry in 2008. She continued her education with a PhD Orthodontic Program to become a Specialist Orthodontist and received her PhD in 2015.

During her PhD Orthodontic program, Dr. Muge actively worked on the treatment of both children and adults requiring all types of Orthodontic care in Marmara University Dental Hospital in Istanbul. She has 10 years of clinical experience in orthodontics in Istanbul and Dubai. Dr. Muge participated in many congress, seminars, courses and presented her studies and case reports on various topics in Orthodontics. She also completed Aligner Fellowship program from US to keep up with the latest developments in aligner (e.g. Invisalign) technology.

She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, a fellow in the World Federation of Orthodontics, Turkish Orthodontic Society, European Aligner Society and Turkish Dental Association.

Currently working at Micris Dental Clinic.

NAZMI BAYCIN, Plastic Surgeon

Nazmi Baycin, Board Certified Turkish doctor has been working as a plastic surgeon for 20 years and works in Dubai with DHA license of UAE. During the residency period, he practiced on hand surgery, microsurgery, and maxillofacial surgery. Since 1999, he conducted up to 40 scientific research studies that were published in most reputable international journals. He carried out more than 7.000 major surgeries as head plastic surgeon in his 20 years of career. Working on key areas include all procedures in field of cosmetic surgery. In his career, he experienced especially on cosmetic surgery. All aesthetic operations such as face, nose, ear, liposuction and body contouring are all in his scope. He mostly specialized in cosmetic nose surgery, breast augmentation and female genital cosmetic procedures. Dr. Nazmi Baycin carried out many times extraordinary procedures as a consultant plastic surgeon.

Currently working as freelancer, www.nazmibaycin.com

OZGE AYVAZ , Senior Embryologist

Dr. Ozge Ayvaz has been working in Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Center (DGFC) as a Senior Embryologist and PGD Specialist since February 2014. She graduated at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Türkiye with a BS degree in Biology and received her Master’s degree in Science and Technology Policy Studies. She holds a PhD degree in Medical Biology and Genetics from Medical School of Gazi University since 2010. She has more than 16 years of experience in embryology and reproductive genetics where she has been employed in both public and private IVF clinics as embryologist. Prior to her current position in DGFC, she was an Assistant Professor in Bilim University, Medical Biology Department in Istanbul and taught courses on Reproductive Genetics and Genetic Applications in Assisted Reproduction Technologies.

Currently working at Dubai Health Authority, Fertility Center.


Dr. Sarper Tanli has over 28 years of experience in medical and healthcare management, planning, development and operations. He holds a Medical Doctor and Masters in Healthcare Administration degree from Istanbul University as well as PhD degree in Healthcare Management from Marmara University. He worked in international divisions of Houston Methodist Global and Harvard Medical International for multiple healthcare greenfield projects and consulting in the region and had developed vast experience in digital health implementation and healthcare investment during last 15 years.

Currently working at TVM Capital Healthcare Partners.

SEDA OZYONEY, Endodontist

Dr. Seda Ozyoney is an experienced General Dentist with more than eleven years of experience as general dentist and endodontist.

Dr. Seda received her Bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, Türkiye, and her she PhD degree from Marmara University, Istanbul.

After earning her PhD in Dental Sciences, she started to work in two different renowned clinics in Istanbul, Türkiye. She is experienced in working with elderly patients, children as well as those suffer from dental anxiety. Her experience mainly comprises of challenging cases of endodontic treatments, restorative work including esthetic anterior composite fillings, veneers and crowns She is also a longstanding member of Turkish Endodontic Society and European Society of Endodontology

Currently working at Bin Arab Dental Center.

TUBA BUYUKOZER, Restorative Aesthetic Dentist

Dr. Buyukozer is a Restorative Dentist, PhD with 15 years of clinical experience and specializes in aesthetic direct restorations, ceramic veneers, full mouth rehabilitation, aesthetic digital smile design with a PhD of Restorative Dentistry from Selcuk University, Türkiye.

Her specialties include: Aesthetics, Smile makeover, Digital Smile Design, Ceramic Veneers, Zirconia Crowns and Bridges, Implant Supported Restorations, Direct anterior and posterior composite restorations, Porcelain inlays and onlays, whitening, Invisalign.

Currently working at Bin Arab Dental Clinic.



YAHYA TOSUN, Orthodontist

Dr. Tosun is a graduate of the University of Istanbul’s Dental School and holds a PhD in Orthodontics from the University of Aegea. A professor and clinical consultant on fixed orthodontics, Dr. Tosun is the author and co-author of three books on “Biomechanics in Orthodontics” and “Orthodontics in General Practice”. A gifted orthodontist, Dr. Tosun’s mission is to create beautiful smiles and build patient’s self-confidence through specialist orthodontic treatments.

His areas of expertise include adult orthodontics, invisible braces (lingual orthodontics) and early orthodontic treatments for patients under 10 years old. Well-travelled, Dr. Tosun has lived in both Türkiye and the UAE and He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontics, Turkish Orthodontic Society and Emirates Medical Association.

Currently working at Tosun Dental Clinic.


Dr. Yildiz has graduated 2004 from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She spent two years working in Lower Saxony, Germany in a private clinic gaining experience in all fields of Dentistry. In 2007, she became a member of a bigger private clinic, where she has been a part of a interdisciplinary team. She has worked as a general dental practitioner until 2010 in Germany, but focused on her special fields of interest. Since beginng of 2011, she has been working in Dubai. Dr Yildiz treats both adults and children. She enjoyes helping nervous patients to manage their fears and anxiety. Dr Yildiz Saritas treats all aspects of general dentistry, which includes paediatric dentistry (fissure sealants, fluoride application, oral hygiene advice and fillings), restorative dentistry (composite fillings, root-canal treatments, crown and bridge work), periodontal treatment (scale, polish, and root planning treatment), prosthodontics (full and partial dentures), simple surgeries (extractions) and dental aesthetics (teeth whitening and veneers).

Currently working at Hey Dental Clinic.

YURDA ISIK TOSUN, Consultant Orthodontist

Dr Tosun is a dentist and Specialist in Orthodontics and she has been working as a Consultant Orthodontist in Dubai Health Authority Clinics for 11 years. Dr Tosun got her bachelor’s degree from Aegean University, Faculty of Dentistry, Izmir Türkiye in 1996 and completed her PhD program at the Department of Orthodontics in 2000. She have been living in Dubai since 2004.

Currently working at Dubai Health Authority.