Professor Nurdan Tözün
Professor Nurdan Tözün earned her medical degree from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and made her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the same Faculty.
She worked at Marmara University School of Medicine as head of GI department, Dean of medical school and Director of the first Institute of Gastroenterology of Turkey of which she has been the founder in 1992. She formerly served as president of the Turkish Association for the Study of the Liver and the Turkish Society of Gastroenterology.
Professor Tözün actively worked as a member of various international councils, executive committees or subcommittees including at the World Gastroenterology Organisation, at United European Gastroenterology (UEG – Public Affairs Committee), at the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA – Ethics Committee), and at the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL – Administrative Council). Currently she serves as the Chairperson of the Training Recognition Committee of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Her main areas of research and interest are viral hepatitis, colorectal cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Professor Tözün is the author of 95 articles in peer reviewed journals, 65 articles in Turkish, 4 book chapters in English and 12 in local languages she received several awards for her studies. She concentrated her efforts on the prevention and control of viral hepatitis as well as colorectal cancer in the Mediterranean Region. She is the current president of Mediterranean Task Force for Cancer Control (MTCC), an organization which aims to raise public awareness about cancer.
Since 2007 she has worked as the Head of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine departments at Acıbadem University School of Medicine for which she acted as founding Dean and vice-president.