After graduating from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine I completed my residency training in the same Faculty Department of Pediatrics in 1994 and Doctorate program in Social Pediatrics in 2000 at Hacettepe University Institute of Child Health. I was appointed as professor in 2003. In 2012 I recieved my subspecialisation in developmental pediatrics. Currently I am the head of the Department of Pediatrics and Developmental Pediatrics and staff in Social Pediatrics Department at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Since 2015 I am the deputy secretary general of Turkish National Pediatric Society. My area of research interest are early childhood development and developmental problems during early childhood. Environmental factors effecting development including refugee children and nutrition.