Hacettepe University School of Medicine
Professor Akova is a graduate of Istanbul University Medical School. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and in infectious diseases at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara in 1988 and in 1991,respectively and currently serves a faculty in the same institution. Dr. Akova studied at the Department of Medical Microbiology in London Hospital Medical College, London, UK between 1988-1989 and obtained a Diploma in Clinical Microbiology from this institution. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Center for Adaptive Resistance and Microbiology in Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA between 1992-1993. Dr. Akova has served in the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) since 2007 and he was the President of the Society between 2014-2016. He is currently the Past President and the Publications and Communications Officer of ESCMID. Among his scientific research interests are infections in immunocompromised host and antimicrobial resistance.