Dr. Özgür Öktem earned his MD degree from Erciyes University and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Marmara University in Istanbul. Later he pursued his academic career in the USA where he completed postdoctoral fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinolog and Infertility at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Molecular Biology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  New York. His research interest includes ovarian biology, signaling pathways that control folliculogenesis, mechanisms of ovarian damage and premature ovarian failure induced by chemotherapy and radiation, polycystic ovarian syndrome, oocyte response to genomic damage.

Selected Publications

Guzel Y, Aba YA, Yakin K, Oktem O. Menstrual cycle characteristics of young females with occult primary ovarian insufficiency at initial diagnosis and one-year follow-up with serum amh level and antral follicle count. PLoS One. 2017 Nov 27;12(11):e0188334.

Oktem O, Kim SS, Selek U, Schatmann G, Urman B. Ovarian and Uterine Functions  in Female Survivors of Childhood Cancers. Oncologist. 2017 Nov 20. pii: theoncologist.2017-0201. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2017-0201.

Guzel Y, Oktem O. Understanding follicle growth in vitro: Are we getting closer to obtaining mature oocytes from in vitro-grown follicles in human? Mol Reprod Dev. 2017 Jul;84(7):544-559. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22822.

Oktem O, Akin N, Bildik G, Yakin K, Alper E, Balaban B, Urman B. FSH Stimulation promotes progesterone synthesis and output from human granulosa cells without luteinization. Hum Reprod. 2017 Mar 1;32(3):643-652.

Oktem O, Yagmur H, Bengisu H, Urman B. Reproductive aspects of systemic lupus  erythematosus. J Reprod Immunol. 2016 Sep;117:57-65.