Dr. Baris Akinci from Turkey has become the latest and most recent addition to AELIP's expert committee. This committee aims to establish a map of experts/advisors to whom AELIP can refer the specific medical enquiries it receives through the Lipodystrophy Information and Guidance Service by requesting to meet reference doctors in Lipodystrophy in the countries from which the enquiry is made.
In this way AELIP seals a valuable resource for all families and individuals affected by lipodystrophy in Turkey.
The doctor is currently a research fellow in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Brehm Diabetes Center, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. (2018, ongoing).
Akinci is also a professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Molecular Medicine at the Dokuz Eylkhov University, Dokuz Eylkhov, MI, USA (2018, ongoing).
of Dokuz Eylul University, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey, 35380.
On the other hand Baris akinci was in the years 2011 and 2012, International Fellow of the Endocrine Society, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Human Nutrition, Dallas, TX, USA as well as Academic Visitor of the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research Unit, Leeds Institute of Health and Therapeutics,
Leeds, UK (2008-2009) and then as an Attending Physician at Tepecik Training Hospital, Izmir, Turkey (2009-2011).
The President of AELIP, Naca Perez De Tudela Cánovas, would like to thank Dr. Akinci for willingly accepting the invitation to be part of this expert committee that AELIP implements as a very valuable resource to respond to patients' medical consultations at an international level.