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Dr. Gözde ERCAN


Dr. Gözde Ercan has experiences in pediatric emergency, pediatric advanced life support, neonatal resuscitation and child health and diseases. She has authored research manuscripts, case reports, book chapter and presented her research at numerous conferences. During the Covid 19 Pandemic, she had worked voluntarily in pandemic clinics. She is fascinated by helping to develop literature in healthcare and her love of pediatrics has allowed her to travel all over the world participating in medical care. She had worked in Canada, Greece and Slovakia for medical experiences. Prior to joining Aster Royal Downtown, she had worked as a Specialist Pediatrician in Istanbul, Türkiye for four years in a multi-speciality university hospital including outpatient clinics, pediatric emergencies, pediatric ICU and neonatal ICU cases on a day to day basis.

Work experience

  • Specialist Pediatrician, University of Health Sciences Sancaktepe İlhan Varank Training and Research Hospital, Department of Child Health and Diseases, Istanbul, Türkiye (April 2020-January 2024)
  • Physician Associate, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, Department of Child Health and Diseases, Istanbul, Türkiye (February 2016-April 2020)
  • Observer Doctor, Mcgill University Health Centre, Department of Pediatric Genetic, Montreal, Canada (July 2017-August 2017)
  • General Practitioner, Gaziosmanpasa Community Health Center, Istanbul (September 2015-February 2016)
  • Medical Intern, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece (May 2013-October 2013)
  • Medical Intern, Faculty Hospital Mickiewiczova, Deparment of Dermatology, Slovakia (July 2012-August 2012)

Education and Training

  • Residency at Pediatrics (2016-2020), Department of Child Health and Diseases, University of Health Sciences Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
  • Medical Faculty (2009-2015), Kocaeli University Medicine Faculty, Türkiye


Certificate of Expertise (Diplomate)

  • Thesis Topic: “Evaluation of the effect of peripherally inserted central venous catheter on cerebral oxygenation in preterm infants with very low birth weight”


  • Royal Society of Medicine, 2022-
  • Turkish Pediatric Institution, 2019-


  • 4th International Pedia Mediterranea Conference in Collaboration with Istinye Unıversity, Istanbul, Turkey (2022). Conference Special Award for Oral Presentation, Grand Prize.

Research papers/publications

  • Gözde ErcanColleen KraftRoger WorthingtonŞadiye Elif Çetin, et al. (2024). Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Refugee Children Utilizing Healthcare Services of Türkiye (2021-2022): A Single-Centre Study.
  • Ercan G, Yalin Imamoglu E, Sahin O, Çolak D, Imamoglu S. Does Cerebral Oxygenation Change During Peripherally Inserted Central Catheterization in Preterm Infants? Am J Perinatol. 2023 Jan 20.
  • Ercan, G., Meryem, Özdemir, & Sirin, G. (2022). Assessing Understanding of Caregivers on Immunization and Covid-19 Vaccines Using: A Survey Instrument. International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science, 7(12), 760–763.
  • Karaci, M., Güven, Ş., Boğa, A., Varol, F., Çalışkan, S., Sayman, E., Ercan, G., Kara, B., & Çam, H. (2021). Should We Perform Laboratory and Radiographic Evaluations for All Children with COVID-19?: A Single-Center Experience. Journal of Child Science.
  • Yalın İmamoğlu E, Hayran M, Mahir Kayıran S, Zeybek G, Sevük Özümüt S, Karatekin G, Ovalı F, Gürsoy T. Birth Weight Reference Percentiles by Gestational Age for Turkish Twin Neonates. Turk Arch Pediatr. 2021 Jul 1;56(4):316-321.
  • Polat E, Erolu E, Ercan G, Boga A, Özgen İ, Yurdusever G, Göksu A, Güven Ş. Gastrointestinal System Involvement in Children suspected for COVID-19: A Single Tertiary Center Experience from Turkey. OTSBD. 2020; 5(3): 503-509.
  • Sozeri B., Ercan G., Dogan OA., Yıldız J., Demir F., Doğanay L. The same mutation in a family with adenosine deaminase 2 deficiency. Rheumatol Int. 2019 Sep 20.
  • Zeybek G, Kalin S, Karakayali B, Zemheri E, Naderi S, Sözeri B. Unusual presentation of immunoglobulin G4-related disease: A case report. Arch Rheumatol. 2020 Sep 4;36(1):129-134.
  • Ercan G., Kalın S., Sozeri B. Progressive bilateral lipoma arborescens of the knee caused by uncontrolled juvenil idiopatic arthritis. Northern Clinics of İstanbul.
  • Colleen Kraft; Roger Worthington; Edith Haghnazarin; Gozde Ercan. Climate, Migration and Health. World Congress on Public Health, Rome, May 2023 (Oral presentation).
  • Gözde Ercan, Esra Polat (2022). A Distinguish Case of Pyoderma Gangrenosum with Crohn’s Disease. ESPGHAN 2022 Eastern European Summer School. Princess Islands Büyükada Istanbul, Turkey (Oral presentation).
  • Pınar Eker, Gözde Ercan, Meryem Özdemir, Şirin Güven (2022). Gastrointestinal Viral Shedding in Hospitalized Children With SARS-CoV-2. 4th International Pedia Mediterranea Conference in Collaboration with Istinye Unıversity, Istanbul, Turkey (Oral presentation).

Speciality Areas/Interests

  • Pediatric Nutrition, Growth and Development
  • Vaccination and Immunization
  • Respiratory, Asthma and Allergy management
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Renal and Gastroenterology
  • Blood Disorders
  • General Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish

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