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Harvard's Ice Man

By Maureen Erturk
In the futuristic realm where engineering meets human biology stands a man from Moda in Istanbul.  Considered one of the world's leading experts in cryobiology, nanotechnology and tissue engineering, Mehmet Toner, Ph.D., came to America 25 years ago from the neighborhood of plane trees and tea gardens and the rigorous training of Istanbul Technical University's mechanical engineering department.

 

Dr Kevin Niksarli,MD Looks After Your Eyes

By Melda Akansel-
Dr. Kevin Niksarli, who has been awarded an achievement certificate given by the VISX STAR company to ophthalmologists who use their laser technology to perform the most eye surgeries, continues his professional work at the clinics he owns in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Kevin Niksarli came to the United States in 1986 to pursue his medical training and now as one of New York’s most accomplished ophthalmologists, he is a light at the end of the tunnel for many patients.
 

An Expert on the Genetics of Melanoma

By Melda Akansel-
Dr. Julide Tok Celebi has been working as an instructor in the Dermatological Department at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital for the past seventeen years treating thousands of patients for anything from cancer to eczema, from warts to moles. Dr. Celebi, who works primarily on treating moles, also performs cosmetic procedures such as botox and laser treatments.

Turkey's Medical 'Tourist Attractions'

By Duygu Uckun-
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The urge to receive health services at lower cost has accelerated medical tourism rates in recent years. Highly complicated and overpriced health plans in developed Western countries cause thousands of patients to seek service abroad. The volume of the health tourism market has reached $20 billion in the U.S. This number is expected to double by 2010.  

Doctors Have Been Meeting at This Ball for 41 Years

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Ali Serdar Karakurum, (second from the left) President of Turkish American Medical Association is with Kaya Boztepe, President of Federation of Turkish American Association and Ayse Turan, Medical Attache of Turkish Consulate General in New York.(Photo by Ridvan Sezer, turkishny.com)

In 1950’s and 1960’s, many doctors and engineers came to the USA from Turkey, creating a new trend, among the educated, of moving to the continent.  During the years after WWII, economic and military relations between the USA and Turkey played an important role in the arrival of 4,000 Turkish engineers and doctors to this country.

Gets Rid of Pain

By Melda Akansel -
According to an old belief, during the time that God was creating the world, it was thought that people would only live 20 to 30 years and then a dinosaur would come along and devour them so they would be able to live their whole lives without feeling any pain. Even though pain is one of the most common and important health problems, and is usually a messenger of a more serious underlying health problem, it has not been taken seriously for ages.
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