Prof. Yüksel Peker, M.D.
  • He got his doctorate degree in the field of sleep apnea and cardiovascular diseases at Institute of Medicine, the University of Gothenburg in Sweden in 2000.
  • He was awarded the title “Associate Professor” at the University of Gothenburg in 2007.
  • He made clinical studies and conducted investigations on sleep apnea and cardiac diseases at Skaraborg Education and Research Hospital and the University of Gothenburg Sahlgrenska Hospital/Östra until 2015.
  • He returned to Istanbul and founded and developed the Sleep Medicine Center at the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, School of Medicine, Marmara University in 2015.
  • He was Visiting Senior Researcher at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden from 2015 to 2017 and at Lund University in Sweden at intervals as of January 2018.
  • He was appointed as Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, the U.S. in 2017.
  • Member of Editorial Board at American Journal of the Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Associate Editor at Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
  • He founded the Sleep Apnea Outpatient Clinic and the Sleep Laboratory at Koç University Hospital in 2018.
 
  • Principal areas of clinical interest:
    • Sleep apnea syndrome,
    • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome,
    • Insomnia.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Education Institution Year
Doctorate degree Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of Medicine, the University of Gothenburg, Sweden 1997 - 2000
Pulmonary Medicine Residency Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of Medicine, the University of Gothenburg, Sweden 1996 - 1998
Internal Medicine Residency Department of Internal Medicine, Skaraborg Teaching and Research Hospital, Sweden 1991 - 1996
Medical Education School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1985

CAREER

Title Institution Year
Professor Department of Pulmonary Medicine, School of Medicine, Koç University 2019 - To date
Professor Department of Pulmonary Medicine, School of Medicine, Marmara University
 
2015 - 2018
Attending Physician / Head of Department Internal Medicine /Pulmonary Medicine / Sleep Medicine, Skaraborg Teaching and Research Hospital, Sweden 2002 - 2014
Resident / Attending Physician Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of Medicine, the University of Gothenburg, Sweden 1996 - 2002
Resident Department of Internal Medicine, Skaraborg Teaching and Research Hospital, Sweden 1991 - 1996
Medical Practitioner Geriatrics Clinic, Skaraborg Hospital, Sweden 1989
Medical Practitioner (Conscription) Internal Medicine / General Surgery / Psychiatry / Family Medicine, Skaraborg Teaching and Research Hospital, Sweden 1989 - 1991
Medical Practitioner (Conscription) Sivas Karaçayır Health Center & Department of Emergency Medicine, Sivas State Hospital 1985 - 1987