President, Gaziantep University
Dr. M. Yavuz Coskun, born in Gaziantep in 1955, is presently the president of Gaziantep University. He was graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Uludag University in 1978. After his graduation, between 1978–1979, he studied at well-respected universities in United Kingdom with the state-scholarships. Then, between 1983–1987, he was with the Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, to complete his specialization in “pediatrics”.
Having completed his specialization, he joined to Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University as an assistant professor and appointed as the ‘founder faculty member’. He was then promoted as an associated professor and professor in the same university in 1989 and 1996, respectively. Over the years, Dr. M. Yavuz Coskun has served as the Chief Physician, Head of Pediatrics, Head of University Hospital, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Faculty Board Member, Director of Revolving Fund of the University, Director of Health Sciences Institute, Advisor to Rector, Director of Internal Medicine Sciences, etc., at the Gaziantep University. He has also served as an editor of international journals published by Faculty of Medicine. He published more than 100 professional papers in numerous national and international journals as well. He was the head of ‘Interuniversities Board of Turkey’ in between 2010–2011. Dr. M. Yavuz Coskun serves on National Pediatrics Association as the Gaziantep Branch Director. He is also the president of City Council of Gaziantep and Development Board of Silk Road Development Agency. Dr. M. Yavuz Coskun is married and has two children. He speaks Turkish and English fluently.