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Muzaffer DEGERTEKIN - Overview


Education

2003, PhD Thesis, entitled “A new era in interventional cardiology- Drug eluting stents: First clinical experience” Erasmus University, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Thoraxcenter, The Netherlands.  
1995, Cardiology Specialist, Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. 
1990, Medical Doctor, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. 

Academic Progresion

2005, Professor of Cardiology, Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul 
1998, Associate Professor in Cardiology, Turkish Republic The Inter-Universities Board, Ankara, Turkey 

Experience 
 

2011, Head of Cardiology Department, Yeditepe University Hospital Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey 
2010, Chief, Department of Cardiology, Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey 
2007-2010, Head of Cardiology Department, Yeditepe University Hospital Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey 
2005-2007, Head of Interventional Cardiology Department, Yeditepe University Hospital Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey 
2004, Staff Interventional Cardiologist, Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul,Turkey 
2001-2003  Research and PhD Fellow at Interventional Cardiology Department, Erasmus University, Easmus MC, Thoraxcenter, The Netherlands 
1999-2000, Interventional Cardiologist (Military Service), Gülhane Military Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
1991-1999, Cardiologist, Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital Istanbul, Turkey 
1992-1993,  Internal Medicine Resident, Department of  Internal Medicine, Istanbul  University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
1991, Resident, Ankara Oncology Hospital, Ankara,Turkey 

Research Iterests
 

Coronary Stents 
MSCT coronary imaging 
Acute coronary syndrome 
Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Forward looking IVUS  

Research Experience


Clinical Multicenter Trials 
 
Research fellow for RAVEL, ACTION and RESEARCH trials at Thorax center, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Cardiology “Core-Lab” Experience 
Experience at CARDIALYSIS BV (Rotterdam, Netherlands) Multicenter drug eluting stent trials; (RAVEL, ACTION and TAXUS-II and TAXUS-III) follow-up IVUS analysis were evaluated as a supervisor Cardiologist Investigator, CLARITY TIMI 28 trial. 
Principal Investigator, HAPPY trial (Heart Failure Prevalence and Predictors in Turkey). 
Investigator, ATLAS TIMI 52 trial. 

Current Research Projects 
 
Assessment of Fluid Tissue Interaction Using Multi- Modal Image Fusion for Characterization and Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis Trial Sponsor: The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Partners: Sabanci University, Munich Tech. University, Yeditepe University Department of Cardiology  
 
SANTEZ: Biodegradable Drug Eluting Stents Sponsor: Ministry of Industry and Trade  Partners: ALVIMEDICA (Industry), Yeditepe University Faculty of Chemistry, Yeditepe University Department of Cardiology:   Recently completed 
 
Single Chip, Fully Integrated CMUT Based Forward-Looking IVUS  Sponsor: NIH, USA Partners: G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. Role: Consultant. 

Memberships in Professional Bodies and Learned Societies 
 

2010, Member, Board of European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (Highest administrative board of ESC) (elected ) 
2010, President, Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions of Turkish Society of Cardiology (TSC) (elected) 
2009, Member, the Scientific Program Committee of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) for the period of 2009-2011.  
2007, Secretary, Board of Turkish Society of Cardiology (TSC) (elected)  
2005, Fellow, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (elected) 2004, President, Working group on Interventional cardiology of the TSC (elected) 
2003, Member, Working group on Interventional cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (elected) 
1997, Member, Working group on Interventional cardiology of the TSC
1995, Member, Turkish Society of Cardiology (TSC) 
1990, Member, the National Association of medical Doctors, Turkey 

Organization of Major International and National Meetings  
 

2011-2012, Member, Board Member of ESC (20,000 participants)
2011, President, Organizing Committee of TSC-Interventions Meeting (1,000 participants) 
2010, 2011, Member, Scientific Committee of Euro PCR (~5,000 participants) 
2008, 2009, 2010, Member, Organizing Committee of TSC m annual meeting 20082010  (~5000 participants)

Medical Industry Advisory Board Memberships 
 

ABBOTT Vascular Intervention, USA 
MEDTRONIC Interventional Cardiology, USA 
SERVIER, Turkey 
Lilly. Turkey  

Editorial and Journal Review Activities 
 

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine (JCM) 
Editorial Board Member, Archives of Turkish Society of Cardiology 
Editorial Board Member, Anatolian

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