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Atakan Demir, MD

Dr. Atakan Demir, M.D., MBA, is a distinguished Associate Professor and Medical Oncologist specializing in precision oncology. He holds degrees from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, and Texas University’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Demir’s expertise lies in integrating advanced genomic technologies into personalized cancer care, a skill further honed through his collaboration with Dr. Javadi in Los Angeles.

Dr. Demir currently serves as an Associate Professor at Acıbadem Maslak Hospital’s International Clinical Research Unit and Medical Oncology Clinic, while also lecturing at Fenerbahçe University.

Dr. Demir’s academic journey began at Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, where he obtained his medical degree in 2003, completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2011, and further specialized in Medical Oncology in 2016. His tenure at Istanbul University was marked by intensive training and active participation in numerous phase 2 and phase 3 international clinical studies under the mentorship of Prof. Mustafa Ozguroğlu.

In pursuit of global expertise, Dr. Demir furthered his training in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty as well as a 6-month Postdoctoral fellowship at Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, focusing on breast cancer under the guidance of Prof. Banu Arun. Since 2018, Dr. Demir has led numerous studies at Acıbadem Maslak Hospital, establishing a leading clinical research unit recognized across Turkey. His work includes significant roles in major trials like the LIBRETTO-431, results of which were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. His research contributions extend to several other high-impact journals, including Cancer, World Journal of Surgical Oncology, and the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Demir is committed to advancing the field of medical oncology and aims to foster international collaborations, particularly in California. His goals include transferring clinical expertise, establishing research units, enhancing pharmaceutical collaborations, and facilitating patient care between Turkey and California, thereby addressing financial and social challenges faced by patients. Dr. Demir’s vision is not only to advance medical science but also to ensure a seamless and compassionate patient care continuum across borders.

Education & Experience

Texas University's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center/ Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty
Board certification
Turkish Society of Medical Oncology
Field of expertise

Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine

Years of practice


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