Perihan Elif Ekmekci

You are here

Perihan Elif Ekmekci's picture

Prof Perihan Elif Ekmekci Chair

Member since: 07/07/2022 - 08:57
Professional title: 
Organization name: 
Organization type: 

Short Bio

Last comments


Perihan Elif EKMEKCI was born in Ankara in 1971. After she completed her education at TED Ankara College, she graduated from the Medical Faculty of Ankara University in 1995. She had her Ph.D. in History of Medicine and Ethics from Ankara University in 2014. Currently, she is an associate professor and head of the History of Medicine and Ethics department at TOBB ETU School of Medicine She was a research fellow at Imperial College, London, the UK in 2006. She has been a Fogarty Fellow at Harvard University and had her Fogarty/NIH Program Master's Certification in Research Ethics in 2014. She has been a fellow of WIRB International IRB Western Institutional Review Board Research Ethics Training Program, Seattle Washington (USA) in 2016. She served as the head of the EU relations department of the Ministry of Health Turkey (2007-2016) and developed several projects in alliance with the EU. She was the Turkish representative for the European Center for Disease Control Advisory Board and served in this position between the years 2011-2016. Currently, she is the chair of the International Unit in Bioethics/ WMA Cooperation Center and deputy dean of TOBB ETU School of Medicine. She is chairing the Intuitional Review Board of TOBB ETU, and she is a member of the open science committee of TOBB ETU. She is a member of the World Association for Medical Law and the International Forum of Teachers of the International Unit in Bioethics. She has several publications in distinguished journals on ethics and the history of medicine. Dr. Ekmekci is the co-author of the book titled “Artificial intelligence and Bioethics” published by Springer in 2020. She is teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the history of medicine and ethics.

Group membership