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Prof. M.Akif Buyukbese

MD, Consultant Diabetologist,Professor of Internal Medicine
Private Practice

Brief Biography:

MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Diabetologist,

Clinical Researcher, Scientist, Lecturer, Clinician

Who’s Who in Medicine

USMLE Certificate (USA)

ECFMG Exams (Step 1 & Step 2, both first attemps)

Green Card from USA owing to extraordinary diabetes service

Members of International Diabetes Federation,

Trustee of Turkish Diabetes Foundation, Turkish Society of Metabolic Syndrome,

European Society of Cardiology, Turkish Society of Cardiology,

Turkish Society of Internal Medicine

Serving as a speaker of diabetes & hypertension for pharmaceutical companies:

Novartis, Abbott, Abdi Ibrahim, Adilna-Sanovel & Sanofi-Aventis (Turkey)

Grants from Novartis, Lilly, Novo-Nordisk & Sanofi-Aventis for diabetes drug,

phase 3 & phase 4 international collaborative studies (Turkey)

Advisory Board member of Abbott Hypertension Group

Award for international diabetes investigator travel scholarship

by Novartis Turkey & Turkish Diabetes Foundation

Distinguished service prize from Turkish Diabetes Foundation twice

from Living Well with Diabetes Society of Turkey once

Best academic publication award by KSU University (Turkey)

Second award oral presentation for international diabetes project by FEND (Germany)

Clinical research fellow in diabetes (Kronos Longevity Research Institute)

(Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Observership in diabetes at Univ of TX Houston & MD Anderson

(Houston, Texas, USA)

Clinical research fellow in diabetes at Leicester University

(Leicester, UK)

Observership in diabetes & endocrinology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine,

Montefiore & Jacobi Hospitals, Univ of Yeshiva

(Bronx, NY, USA)

Second award national poster presentation (Turkey)

Vice president of GAPDIAB (Southeastearn Anatolia Diabetes) Project (Turkey)

Founder & Chief of Internal Medicine at KSU, Kahramanmaras (Turkey)

 Board Certified in Internal Medicine (Turkey)

First attempt & accomplishment for residency & medical school examinations, Istanbul (Turkey)

-both on the top of list of the career plan-


Academic positions:


     2011 – 2013: Professor of Internal Medicine at KSU School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, TURKEY

.    October 2011: Professorship Degree  (TURKEY)

2008 – 2009: MD, Clinical Diabetes Research Fellow, Kronos Longevity Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

  • 2006 – 2007: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,  University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, TURKEY
  • March 2006: Associate Professor Degree (TURKEY)


  • 2000 – 2006: Internal Medicine Residency Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Lecturer of Internal Medicine and Diabetes, Clinical Diabetes Research, Chief and Founder of the Department, KSU School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, TURKEY


  • 1999: Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Duzce Faculty of Medicine, University of Abant Izzet Baysal, Duzce, TURKEY

Research interests:



Any other information:

  • 2009: Observership at Diabetes & Endocrinology Department in VA Hospital, ASU, Phoenix, AZ, USA (3 months)


  • 2009: Observership at Primary Care Outpatient Department in Indian Medical Health Center, NIH (National Institution of Health), Phoenix, AZ, USA (3 months)


  • 2007: Observership at University of Texas at Houston & MD Anderson, Diabetes and Endocrinology Department % Endocrine Neoplasia, Houston, TX, USA (3 months)


.   2003: Clinical Research Fellow and Visiting Doctor at Diabetes Research Centre, School of Medicine, Royal Infirmary Hospital, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (5 months)


  • 2002: Succeded the national board examination in internal medicine administered by Turkish Society of Internal Medicine (License 2002/02-020).      

     Board Certified in Internal Medicine (TURKEY)


·       2001: Observership at Diabetes Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine,  Montefiore & Jacobi Hospitals, University of Yeshiva, Bronx, New York, USA (2 months)


  • 1999: Hemodialysis training program at Division of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, TURKEY               


  • 1994 – 1998: Residency in Internal Medicine, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, TURKEY. Research title; ‘Frequency of thyroid autoimmune antibodies in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (IDDM)’. (First attempt and on the top list of my career plan during nationwide examination)


  • 1987- 1994: Medical School, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, TURKEY (First attempt and on the top list of my career plan during nationwide examination)


  • 1980 –1987: Gaziantep Anatolia High School, Gaziantep, TURKEY

(Top high school in Gaziantep, acceptance after 2 step examinations provided by National Ministry of Education)


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