Prof. Volkan Demirhan Yumuk

Professor Volkan Demirhan Yumuk graduated from Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara. In 1994 he went through an endocrine research fellowship program at University of Michigan School of Medicine. In 1997 he completed the clinical endocrinology fellowship program at University of Alabama School of Medicine. He became a full professor of medicine in 2006. He is currently a faculty member in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism

and Diabetes, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. Volkan Yumuk’s research area is obesity and his major clinical interest is prevention and management of obesity and type 2 diabetes. He has published many papers in national and international journals, and authored chapters in books in the field of endocrinology. He is a founding member and current president of the Turkish Association for the Study of Obesity; he is currently the vice president

responsible for the southern region of the European Association for the Study of Obesity. He has chaired the 18th European Congress on Obesity in Istanbul in 2011. He is a SCOPE (Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional

Education) Fellow since 2007. He is a reviewer for Obesity, Obesity Reviews, International Journal of Obesity, Turkish Archives of Cardiology; associate editor and a reviewer for Obesity Facts.


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