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Prof. Dr. Fahri Ovalı

Prof. Dr. Fahri Ovalı

Born in Istanbul in 1960, Prof. Fahri Ovalı graduated from Darüşşafaka High School and from the Faculty of Medicine at Istanbul University in 1985. Following his compulsory service period, he completed his pediatric residency in the same faculty from 1987 to 1991. He worked in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic at Istanbul University’s Faculty of Medicine between 1993 and 2003. He served in Minneapolis Children’s Hospital in US in 1995, a period during which he broke new grounds in neonatology in Turkey. He earned the title of Associate professor in 1996 and that of Professor in 2003. He served as the head of the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine of Afyon Kocatepe University from 2003 until 2005. In 2005, he was appointed first as the Clinic Chief and then as the Training Officer in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of İstanbul Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children’s Research and Training Hospital, where he trained several minor specialists in pediatrics and neonatology. In 2015, he started to serve in Istanbul Medeniyet University.

Specializing in neonatology, Prof. Ovalı has authored more than 200 national and international publications on his specialty and both written and co-edited 10 reference books on neonatology. He also served in the organization and scientific boards for several national and international congresses and in the reviewer boards of many journals.

Still serving as the General Secretary of Turkish Neonatal Society and a Board Member of Maternal and Infant Health Foundation, Prof. Ovalı is well-versed in English and is married with two children.