Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir Ömer


Office Address: Medipol University International School of Medicine, Kavacık Mahallesi,
Atatürk caddesi no 40A, Beykoz, 34810 İstanbul, Turkey

Position and titles: Professor of Medicine, Medipol University, International school of medicine

Telephone:+90 216 651 1940

E-Mail: [email protected]
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1978-1985          M.D., Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul TurkeyPostdoctoral Training:7/2010-6/2013    Endocrinology Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School
7/2007-6/2010    Resident in Medicine, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
4/2002-6/2007    Research Associate, Islet Transplantation, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
9/1998-3/2002    Research Fellow, Islet Transplantation, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
11/1986-1/2001  Clinical Resident, Internal Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Licensure and Certification:

10/2013         ABIM-certified, Endocrinology
6/2010           Full License for medical practice, State of Massachusetts
8/2010           ABIM certified, internal Medicine
7/1985           M.D. -Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey

Academic Appointments:
12/2016         Professor of Medicine, Medipol University, International school of Medicine
4/2014           Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
1/2003           Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
4/2002           Research Associate, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
9/1998           Post Doctoral Fellow, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

Hospital or Affiliated Institution Appointments:

1/2017-                  Medipol Unıversity, Istanbul,Turkey
8/2013-12/2016      St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, USA
7/2010-6/2013        University of Massachusetts, Worcester MA, USA
7/2007-6/2010        St.Vincent Hospital Worcester MA, USA
9/1998-6/2007        Joslin Diabetes Center Boston MA, USA
5/1993-8/1998        Internist/ clinical diabetes, Pinnacle Health Systems, Istanbul, Turkey
8/1993-8/1998        Medical Director, Boehringer Mannheim Co., Istanbul, Turkey
6/1993-7/1993        Visiting physician, Diabetes Research Institute, University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
4/1993-5/1993        Visiting Physician, International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis, MN,
2/1993-3/1993        Military Service, Turkey
5/1991-1/1993        Internist, Diabetes Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
11/1986-1/1991      Clinical Resident, Department of internal medicine, Cerrahpasa Hospital Istanbul, Turkey
9/1985-10/1986      General Practitioner, City Hospital, K.Maras, Turkey

Other Professional Positions and Major Visiting Appointments:

8/2006                 Visiting Physician, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston,
5/2005                 Visiting fellow, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston,
1/1994-1/1995      Visiting physician, Experimental Medical Research Institute, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Major Administrative Responsibilities:

1/2003-6/2007       Associate Director, the Human Islet Isolation Laboratory at the Center for Islet Transplantation at Harvard Medical School
8/1993-8/1998       Medical Director, Boehringer Mannheim Co., Turkey
9/1985-10/1986     Supervisor at the Emergency room, City Hospital, K. Maras, Turkey

Major Committee Assignments:

  1. National Diabetes Education Committee, Delegate of Pharmaceutical

Industry Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey

Membership to Professional Societies:

2010-             Endocrine Society
2010-             AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist)
2011              ATA (American Thyroid Association)

Community Service Related to Professional Work:
7/2007-6/2010    Volunteer physician, 2 hr / week, St Anne’s Church, free clinic, Shrewsbury MA
1993-1998          Consultant Internist -Geriatric Hospital and Nursery Home (Darulaceze), Istanbul, Turkey

Awards and Honors:

2001         American Diabetes Association’s Mentor Based Fellowship Award

Current Report of Clinical Activities

8/2013-     As endocrinologist, I am responsible for clinical management of patients with disease of general endocrinology including, type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes mellitus, advance management of pump and sensor devices,

Report of Research Activities

Clinical Trials:

2003 – 2007  ITN- (Immune tolerance network) study; working as the responsible
for islet isolation and clinical coordination at the human islet isolation Laboratory at the Harvard University.

2003 – 2006  IAK-Islet Transplantation after kidney transplantation study.

2003- 2008    Islet Alone transplantation for type one diabetes mellitus with frequent hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness. This trial is being carried out in collaboration with University of Massachusetts.

Bench Research:

2010-2012     Transfer of type 1 diabetes into humanized mouse


a- Experimental Islet Transplantation.
b- Immunobarrier devices for the treatment of diabetes with islet transplantation without immunosuppressive drug use.
c- Beta cell regeneration in overtly diabetic NOD mice