Assoc. Prof. M.Emin Aksoy
M.D., M.Sc. Ph.D. Director
Assoc. Prof. M.Emin Aksoy M.D., M.Sc. Ph.D. Director graduated from Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine after he had finished Sankt Georg Austrian High School. Then he graduated as a Family Physician Specialist from Turkish Ministry of Health Taksim Training and Research Hospital. After he has got Master’s Degree at Bosphorus University from Biomedical Engineering Department, he has been conferred upon the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering at the same university. Mehmet Emin Aksoy is fluent in German and English.
While he was serving as the Vice Director of Istanbul Health Directorate between the years 2003-2013, he founded Simmerk, the first Medical Simulation Center in Turkey, and the Biomedical Services Department established under the supervision of Turkish Ministry of Health Istanbul Health Directorate. He has been the founder & director of Simmerk Medical Simulation Center and project leader on Turkish Ministry of Health “I-Sim Virtual Hospital” project. He has also been the project leader of the Acıbadem University CASE (Center of Advanced Simulation and Education) Project. Dr.Aksoy served as the project leader & consultant for Turkmenistan Ministry of Health Medical Training Center in Ashgabat and as project consultant for Bahrain Defence Force Medical Training center. Dr. Aksoy has also consulted two more simulation center projects of two more state universities.
Dr. Aksoy is the founder & past president of the Turkish Medical Simulation Society and chairman of NASCE (Network of Accredited Skills Centers in Europe), which the official accreditation system for medical training centers in Europe, which is a Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of UEMS (The European Union of Medical Specialists - Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes). He has been serving as the director of CASE Medical Training Center at Acıbadem University and the as the program Coordinator of the Biomedical Device Technology Department since 2013.
Vice Director of CASE, Assist. Prof.
After graduating from Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, she specialized in Anesthesiology and Reanimation at the Ministry of Health Taksim Training and Research Hospital and completed her Doctorate in Medical Education at Marmara University. She is a faculty member in the Department of Medical Education at Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kitapçıoğlu is a founding member of the Turkish Medical Simulation Association. She organized training programs in the first Simulation Center (Simmerk) in Turkey, which was established in 2007, in order to generalize the use of simulation methods in Medical Education and Continue Professional Development Trainings.
Since 2016, she has been a member of the NASCE (Netwok of Accredited Skills Centers in Europe) Accreditation Review Board. She is also Chair of NASCE Train the Trainer Courses. She has participated in “Train the Trainer” programs of SESAM, SSIH, Bristol University and CAE She has been working as CASE Vice Director since 2013.
Dr. Feray Guven, Vice Director of CASE, is a pediatrician and academician in Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University. She is experienced in medical simulation training programs for more than 12 years. She has attended to the train the trainer certification program of Bristol University and CAE Company. Due to her experience in neonatology, Dr. Guven is organizing PICU and NRP courses at CASE.
Emel (Kocer) Gur
Emel (Kocer) Gur M.D. is a specialist for Anaesthesiology and Reanimation. She has worked as a part time medical simulation educator at Simulation Center of Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Health (SIMMERK) between the years 2007 and 2020.
She also attended at Train the Trainer Course organized by University of Bristol and is a certified as medical simulation educator. She has more fifteen years of experience in simulation based medical training. Dr Gur has been working at Acibadem University – CASE (Center of Advanced Simulation and Education) since 2020 and is working as an educator for the undergraduate and postgraduate simulation courses at CASE.
Oya Sagir Koptas
Oya Sagir Koptas R.N. She is a full-time educator for nursing programs at CASE. She has 10 years of clinical nursing experience (emergency service, cardiovascular surgery, stroke unit, intensive care, infection nursing, diabetes nursing, educational nursing and nursing management).
She has been designing training modules and organizing simulation courses for graduate nurses for more than 9 years. Provides first aid and BLS training. She is a certified trainer in medical moulage and organizes medical moulage courses.
Ilknur Yurdakul R.N. is experienced in Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Nursing and worked as an Anaesthesia Product Specialist at medical industry. After training nurses and physicians on product use for a medical supply company for 5 years, she has been working as a nurse educator in Acıbadem Healthcare Group for 7 years, mainly in the simulation center for the last year. She has a certificate of participation in the 2-days medical moulage course held at Acıbadem University in September 2022. She has been performing postgraduate nursing trainings since 2019. She has been working as a full-time nursing instructor at CASE since September 2022.
Vet. Dr. Pelin Celikbilek Erkasap works as a full time veterinary doctor in the Wet lab. She has the certificate in the ethical foundation animal care in use. She has been organizing wet lab courses for more than 9 years. Vet. Dr. Erkasap is also a Ph.D. candidate of department of Physiology at our university.
IT system support at CASE
Burhanettin Atas has been working for IT system support at CASE since 2013. He graduated from Firat University / Computer Programming in 2000. Then he finished Anadolu University / Public Administration in 2009.
Esra Kemal has been working as veterinary technician at CASE since 2021. She finished the high-school at Selimiye Anatolian Veterinary Health High-School in 2012, then graduated as veterinary health technician from Adnan Menderes University in 2015.
Irem Soysullu has been working as veterinary technician at CASE since April 2023. She finished the high-school at Selimiye Anatolian Veterinary Health High-School in 2012.
Administrative Affairs Supervisor
Nazli Tansu worked as assistant at CASE from 2017 to 2021. She has been working as administrative affairs supervisor since the beginning of the year 2022. She graduated from Istanbul University / Economics in English in 2009. After she got master’s degree at Marmara University / Management & Organization (MBA program in English) in 2010.
Bilge Turker has been working as assistant at case since 2019. She graduated from Anadolu University / Information Management in 2009, then she finished Istanbul University / Management of Health Institutions in 2020.
Biomedical Device Technology
Dogukan Gok graduated from Ege University / Vocational School -Biomedical Device Technology in 2019. He started to work at CASE as biomedical technician in 2023.
Muhammed Ali Ece
Muhammed Ali Ece finished Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University / Vocational School -Biomedical Device Technology in 2019. Then he started to work at CASE in 2020 as biomedical technician.
Ibrahim Oguzhan Kaynar
Ibrahim Oguzhan Kaynar graduated from Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University / Vocational School -Biomedical Device Technology in 2021. After graduation, he started to work at CASE as biomedical technician.
Simulation Training Preparation Staff
Ayse Korkmaz has been working as simulation training preparation staff since 2021. She graduated from distant education high school in 2020.
Ali Riza Derman
Ali Riza Derman has been working as anatomy technician at CASE dissection hall since 2015. He graduated from Karaelmas University / Economics in 2003.
Yusuf Yildiz has been working as anatomy technician at CASE dissection hall since 2013. He graduated as an electrical technician from Bahcesehir University / Vocational School in 2005, the he finished Anadolu University / Faculty of Management in 2013.
Yagmur Kokcu has been working as department assistant at CASE as of June 2023. She graduated from the Department of Physics at Istanbul University in 2013, and completed her master's degree in Atomic and Molecular Physics in the same department in 2019.