Timur Gurgan was born in Malatya, Turkey. He specialized in Ob/Gyn in 1980. He started his academical career as an assistant professor in 1985 in Hacettepe University, Ankara. In 1988, he became associate professor and then in 1995, full professor in the Department of Ob/Gyn, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. He served as the head of the Division of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for more than 15 years and as the chairman of the same Department which was the first accredited by European Community and European Society of Reproductive Medicine and Embryology (ESHRE).
In 1986, he was appointed as a research fellow of reproductive medicine in the Joint Academical Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Physiology, London Hospital Medical College and Reproductive Endocrinology Unit of St Bartholomew’s Hospital for two years. He also worked on assisted reproductive technologies in Lister Hospital, London Bridge Hospital, Bourn Hall Clinic UK , St Barnabas IVF Center, USA and Guy’s Hospital UK. He was trained on microsurgery and endoscopic surgery by Prof. Victor Gomel in Vancouver, Canada and had also trained in the some leading centers in USA and Europe.
He was the Chairman of the Department of Ob/Gyn at the same University between 1997-2000. He was the founder of the gynecological endoscopy, IVF center, andrology and menopause divisions of the Ob/Gyn Department. He introduced the gynecological endoscopy, andrology and IVF in Turkey in the early nineties with the support of international experts. He also organized several national and international congresses, workshops and symposia which were scientifically very successful.
He served on the board of the Turkish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Turkish Menopausal Society and Turkish Society for Gynecological Endoscopy. He also served for 8 years in the ART licensing committee of the Turkish Ministry of Health. He was the founding president of the Society of Reproductive Medicine in Turkey. Currently he is the ExCo member and vice president of the same Society dealing with the special interest groups.
He is the founding member of the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy and served as the Board member in between 1996-2001. He served also in International Advisory Committee of American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists and is in the board of the International Society of Gynecological Endoscopy. He is an international advisor for Middle East Fertility Society (MEFS) and on the editorial board of the MEFS Journal. He was the educational officer of the International Society of In Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF). He has been serving in the board the same Society last 6 years. He is served as the President of International Society of IVF (ISIVF) and organized the World Congress of IVF in Antalya, Turkey in 2017.
He is also board member of the Mediterranean Society for Reproductive Medicine and president elect of the same Society (MSRM). He started his mandate in 2017. He was the president of the MSRM Annual Meeting that was held in Antalya, Turkey on May, 2007. He is also the organized the 2016 Annual meeting in Izmir, Turkey .
He became a member of ESHRE in 1988 and served on the International Advisory Committee for more than ten years and put effort to make the Society be known by the Turkish colleagues and he organized several activities under the auspices of ESHRE. He served 6 years as an Executive Board Member of ESHRE. He was the local president of the ESHRE Annual annual Congress which held in Istanbul in the year 2012. He appointed as coordinator for the special interest groups and task forces (SIG Coordinator) of ESHRE in 2013 and completed his term in 2015.
His main interests are PCOS, endometriosis, clinical applications of ART’s, IVM, implantation, cumulus cell co-culture, office hysteroscopy and prevention of multiples and OHSS in ART and endoscopic surgery. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 journal articles appeared in many peer-reviewed journals and several international books. He is also ad-hoc reviewer of some journals such as RBM Online, Human Reproduction, Fertility Sterility, MEFS Journal and AAGL Journal. He is in the Editorial Board of RBM Online.
He has more than 100 scientific papers published in the peer reviewed journals.
He served as the Dean of the Medical Faculty of Yeni Yüzyıl University ,Istanbul in 2009-2010. He was also the director of the Institute of the Health Sciences in the same University. He is appointed as professor and chairman of in Department of OB&Gyn, Faculty of Medicine, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul. He will also act as the Scientific Director of IVF Department of Istinye University, Istanbul started its’ activity recently.
Apart from his teaching and training activities in the university he is the owner and the Scientific Director of GURGAN CLINIC Women’s Health, infertility and IVF, Ankara established in 2000. The Center has more than 1200 IVF/ICSI treatment cycles and it is one of the successful IVF Center in Turkey.