Prof. Dr. Zeliha KOÇAK TUFAN


Place and Year of Birth: Wedel, 1977

University, Department and Year (B.A. Degree): Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University and Faculty of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yıl University

Academic Titles:

  • Medical Specialty Training: Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital
  • Associate Professor: 2012
  • Professor : 2018

    Academic and Administrative Duties in Chronological Sequence :

      • Academic, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University
      • She served as a trainee, researcher or supervisor at Leiden University in the Netherlands, at Szeged University in Hungary, at Gaslini Institute in Italy and at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
      • Member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Doctors World Wide, Society of Critical Care, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Association of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology
      • Member of ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts, ESCMID Study Group for Implant-Associated Infections and YBU Multidisciplinary Research Group
      • Member of Science Committee on Influenza, Ministry of Health (2013)
      • CoHE Member (2015-)

        5 Main Works (Books):

        She wrote 50 academic articles and about 80 academic papers for international and national peer-reviewed journals. 

        Important Projects Conducted in the National and International Arena
        • Training course on CCHF between Japan and Turkey (with Japanese Disease Control and Prevention Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine)
        • Improving Treatment Pathways of Hepatitis C Patients (IPHEC)
        • Proje kapsamında Atatürk-Yıldırım Beyazıt Enfeksiyon Günleri, Transplant Enfeksiyonları Sempozyumu
        • Contribute to IMPRESS Study (International Multicentre Prevalence Study on Sepsis).
        • Contribute to Increment SOT Project (International consortium for the clinical study of bloodstream infections caused by multi-drug resistant Enterobacteriacea in Solid Organ transplantation)
        • National coordinator of Blood Culture Diagnostics in Europe Study

        Method of Appointment to CoHE Membership (Presidency, IUC, Council of Ministers) and Date of Appointment :

        She was appointed as an Executive Board Member of CoHE according to the election results of the Council of Ministers by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on January 9, 2015.