PROF.DR. REJİN KEBUDİ, MD
Rejin Kebudi has graduated from Izmir American Collegiate Institute (1976) and the Ege University Medical School (1982). She completed her pediatrics residency and pediatric oncology fellowship in the Istanbul University. She earned her associate professor degree in 1993 and was appointed as a professor at the Istanbul University in 2000. At present, she is an academic staff, Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, in the Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and the Istanbul Univesity, Oncology Institute in Istanbul. Besides her academic and teaching responsibilities, she served in administrative positions including the executive board and as the director of the Pediatric Oncology Division of the Istanbul University, Oncology Institute. She served as the executive board member of the Turkish Pediatric Oncology Group (TPOG) Society for 10 years and as the President of the TPOG Society. She is the chair of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Supportive Care Working Group. She has actively participated in the Middleeast Cancer Consortium aiming to improve palliative care in the region.
She has gained international medical experience abroad where she trained with scholarships: Hematology Division, Sind Radboud Hospital, Nijmegen; Divisions of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, New York University; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, (fellowship grant from Bobst Cancer Education Fund), University of California Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (1992).
Rejin Kebudi is recipient of many awards and scholarships. She recieved the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) -2018 International Woman Who Conquer Cancer Mentorhip Award. Among other awards, the research awards of Turkey’s Scientific and Technical Research Council, Istanbul University Research Fund, award for contribution to international Science from Turkey’s High Education Council, best poster prize from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) (1999 Canada, 2009 Brazil, 2013 Hong Kong) may be sited. She has been active in organizing many meetings with international contribution. She has been a member of many medical societies and major international oncology societies i.e. SIOP (since 1992), ASCO, ESMO and COG (Children’s Oncology Group). She served in the committees of the National Cancer Advisory Board. She served as the co-chair of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP)-PODC Supportive Care and Nutrition Working Group and in the Education Committee of SIOP. She speaks Turkish, English, Spanish, German and French.