Prof. Hülya Kayserili, M.D.


Head of Department

Prof. Hülya Kayserili, M.D.
  • Head of Medical Genetics Department at School of Medicine, Koç University and Supervisor Physician of Genetic Diseases Diagnosis (Evaluation) Center of Koç University Hospital.
  • She was granted the title “Associate Professor” in 2000 and “Professor” in 2009.
  • She worked at various organizations abroad (UCLA, Cedar Sinai, LA-USA; Cardiff University, the U.K.; Academisch Medisch Centrum & Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) as post-doctorate researcher and academician from 1993 to 2007.
  • She is still member of our country’s delegations to the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and human genetics committees (ESHG-PPPC).
  • She authored more than 200 papers published in international journals and more than 15 book chapters.
  • She has experience in molecular dysmorphology/syndromology and neurogenetic and prenatal genetic in the field of the clinical genetic. 
  • She and her team conduct studies to clarify the genetic ethiopathogenesis of rare craniofascial dysmoprhic syndromes and limb malformations.
  • She was the Manager of the Turkey – Istanbul Group of the CRANIRARE AND CRANIRARE2 (ERA-Net for research programs for rare diseases; multinational cooperation consortiums; 2008-2016) projects that are funded by the 7th Frame Programs of the European Union and principally investigate the Frontonasal Dysplasia and Moebius Syndrome.
  • Principal areas of clinical interest:
    • Clinical genetic; rare syndromes and molecular dysmorphology,
    • Prenatal genetic diagnosis,
    • Skeletal dysplasia and dysostoses (limb anomalies),
    • Neuromuscular Diseases.


Education Institution Year
Doctorate Program in Genetics Istanbul University Health Sciences Institute 1991 - 1998
Family Medicine Residency Şişli Etfal Hospital (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics) Bakırköy Psychiatry Hospital (Psychiatry) 1988 - 1991
Medical Education School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1978 - 1984


Title Institution Year
Professor / Faculty Member School of Medicine, Koç University Medical Genetic Department 2015 - To date
Faculty Member Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University Medical Genetic Department 2004 - 2015
Attending Physician Prenatal Diagnosis and Research Center, Istanbul University 1992 - 2004