Hasan Yazici - Biography#

Prof. Hasan Yazici was born in 1945, in Istanbul.

After graduating from Robert College (Academy) sum Cum Laude in 1963 he got his MD degree from University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty in 1969.

Between 1969-74 he did specialty and subspecialty training in medicine and rheumatology at Nebraska and Creighton Universities in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

He returned to Istanbul in 1974 board certified both in internal medicine and rheumatology and started his life long career at his alma mater both as the founder of the then unique mutltidisciplinary Behçet’s disease (BD) outpatient clinic (1977), and the division of rheumatology (1978).

His main research interests are BD, vasculitis and clinical research methodology and ethics. Prof. Yazici has published widely on BD and currently is the most cited author on BD (Web of Knowledge).

Prof. Yazici has just retired. He continues to conduct and advise clinical research on a voluntary basis in the University of Istanbul and continues to be the chairperson of the Ethics Committee of the same university. He is also the founding editor of a unique web journal LER (http://www.lettertoeditor.org), devoted to publishing critical letters to the editor.

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