Merih Cetinkaya graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine in İzmir, Turkey. He completed his pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Uludag University, Faculty of Medicine. He received PhD from the Physiology Department of Uludag University. He was in Vermont University, Fletcher Allen Health Care, and Harvard University, Brigham, and Women's Hospital as an observer in 2009. He finished his PhD at Maastricht University in 2019. He is an Executive Board Member of the Turkish Neonatal Society.
He became Associate Professor of Pediatrics in 2011 and Professor in 2017 in Health Sciences. He has currently been working in Basaksehir Cam ve Sakura City Hospital as the head of both Pediatrics and Neonatology Departments. His primary research areas involve new therapies for the prevention and treatment of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia, hyperoxic lung injury, neonatal nutrition, and necrotizing enterocolitis in experimental models. He has several articles about the neonatal outcomes of preeclampsia and new biomarkers in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis.
He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in international and national journals. He was the recipient of several national and international awards. He was awarded the ESPNIC Young Investigator Award at the 5th Congress of the European Academy of Pediatric Societies in October 2014. He was the recipient of the Neonatology Investigator Award of the Turkish Neonatology Society in 2011 and 2016. Merih Cetinkaya has also been working as the Editor, Associate Editor, Editorial Board, and reviewer of several national and international medical journals. He is working as a co-investigator in several international clinical studies. His primary aim is to develop new strategies against the most common morbidities in pediatrics, especially in neonatology.
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