Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Bulent O. Yildiz, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine / Endocrinology and Metabolism at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. He earned his medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the same institution. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Interdepartmental Clinical Pharmacology Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, where he also completed a National Institutes of Health advanced training program in translational investigation. He has published over 90 original articles, reviews and book chapters, and delivered several presentations, lectures and conferences worldwide.
Dr. Yildiz is the founder of the EndoBridge®, a unique educational initiative which was first launched in 2013 and brought together in five years more than 2000 physicians and scientists from over 60 countries to share their expertise and interact with global leaders of endocrinology. EndoBridge® is supported by the Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey, Endocrine Society, and the European Society of Endocrinology.
Dr. Yildiz is an associate editor of The Journal of Endocrine Society. He has been an editorial board member of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Endocrine and Hormones. He has served in the past as a Board Member of Androgen Excess and PCOS Society and the General Secretary of the Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey. He is now Executive Committee Member and Officer of the European Society of Endocrinology. He was a member of the ENDO Annual Meeting Steering Committee and Global Knowledge Integration Task Force of the Endocrine Society and Chair of the Program Organizing Committee for the 19th European Congress of Endocrinology which was held in 2017.
Dr. Yildiz has received several national and international awards including the Hot Topics in Endocrinology Travel Award from the Endocrine Society, the Distinguished Young Scientist Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences, the Young Scientist Award of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, and the Eisenhower Fellowship for international leadership from The Eisenhower Foundation of the United States. Fellowship of Dr. Yildiz focuses on the academia-government-industry relations on research, public policy and healthcare delivery for the prevention and management of chronic diseases, specifically diabetes and obesity. His current research interests involve androgen excess disorders in women including polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and neuroendocrine regulation of food intake and body weight.