Our Team

Duygu Düşmez Apa, MD

In August 2017, Dr. Duygu Düşmez Apa joined Marmara Pathology Laboratory as its medical director. Her welcome addition was preceded by 25 years of distinguished service as a surgical pathologist in Faculty of Medicine, University of Mersin. After certifiying in medical pathology, Dr APA began her academic career in Faculty of Medicine, University of Mersin, where she became associate proffessor in 2004 and proffessor in 2009.
Dr. Apa is founding member of the Association of Turkish Pathology Societies which was set up in 2006.
While specializing in dermatopathology, and urology, she practiced many surgical pathology cases. She especially found the opportunity to study inflammatory skin diseases and prostate pathology. In the field of dermatopathology, she worked as a 2-month observer at the clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Her knowledge, expertise, and record of achievement as a pathologist have earned her widespread trust, respect, and acclaim on the part of colleagues and patients alike. She participated as a speaker at various congresses and meetings.
There are more than 50 international publications, mostly in the fields of skin and uropathology.

Sevgi Küllü, MD

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Dept.of Pathology, 1976-1980

Istanbul Univesity, Faculty of Medicine, 1969-1975

Society of Turkish Pathology

Gynecological Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology

After certifiying in medical pathology, Dr KULLU became associate proffessor in 1985 ( Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine) and proffessor in 2009 (Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine).

Trainings Taken Through Professional Careers:

University of Michigan, Dept. of Pathology, Ann Arbor, U.S.A (Cytopathology training, 1991)

Wayne State University, Harper Hospital. Pathology Departmant (Uropathology training 1993)

Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia and the Origins of Prostatic Carcinoma. Prof. R. Montironi, Prof D. G. Bostwick, Ancona, Italy (1994)

Morphometric research in prostate cancer. Prof. Foster. University of Liverpool. United Kingdom(1995)

Slide Seminar on Prostate Pathology. Prof. R. Montironi, Prof D. G. Bostwick, Ancona, Italy (1996)

Quality Assurance Course in Histopathology and Cytopathology (British Council), Leicester, United Kingdom (1997)

Dr.Küllü has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals.

Lectures Given to the Faculty of Medicine and Other Colleges:

Theoretical Principles and Practise of Human Pathology, Forensic Medicine in Gazi University Faculty of Medicine.

Theoretical Principles and Practise of Human Pathology (English) in Marmara University Faculty of Medicine.

Basic Principles of Pathology and cytological techniques in Marmara University VSHS.

Theoretical Principles and Practise of Human Pathology (English) in Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine.(1998-2003)

Pathology Lectures (English) for PhD Students in Yeditepe University Faculty of Dentistry.(2010-2015)

Pathology Lectures (English) in Near East University - Cyprus (2008-2018)

Also, Dr. Küllü is interested in painting and she conveys the micro world under her microscope to her paintings.

Yalçın Polat, MD

After certifiying in medical pathology, Dr Yalçın Polat started to work in 2005 as a Pathologist at Kahramanmaras Yenişehir State Hospital. From 2006 to 2007, he served as a military doctor in the Pathology Departmant, GMMA. Between 2007-2010, he worked as Medical Director - Pathologist at Özel Karadeniz Ereğli Anadolu Hastanesi. In 2010, he founded the Private Avicenna Laboratory and maintained his ownership, pathology expertise and managing director until 2016. He started his academic career at Maltepe University in 2016 and still continues his career at Biruni University.