Nadir Paksoy – CV 2016

Nadir PaksoyProf. Dr. Nadir Paksoy

Professor of  pathology and subspecialist in cytopathology

Born 07. Feb 1952   Catalca- Istanbul .Turkey.

1958-63: Primary school ; 1963- 66: Middle school; 1966-69: High school

1969- 70: Istanbul Robert College, Business Administration Department,  English Language Preparatory Class ( Robert College was  Istanbul American University  whose  medium of instruction was English. Preparatory class provided intensive English teaching for one year to  enable students to learn sufficient  English  for the following university education. This university is known now as Bosphous  University (Bogazici University),Bebek,Istanbul,Turkey. Medium of instruction is still English.

1970-76:  Undergraduate medical education:  Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, graduated  in 1976  as M.D.

1979-1983:  Postgraduate residency training in pathology (anatomical): Department of Pathology Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty .

1983-85: United National Development Programme, United Nations Volunteers Project: Upgrading health systems, implementing cancer incidence in Vanuatu, South Pacific

1985: UICC / ICRET fellow in Australia – Sydney Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Pathology Department (Head Prof. A. Ng, Supervisor: Dr. Stan Mc Carthy) for revising the study on cancer incidence in Vanuatu (see: Cancer Occurrence In Developing Countries, International Agency for Research on Cancer Lyon, publication no:75, Lyon, 1986).

1985-1986: (six months) Training / Study on leprosy pathology in Karigiri Leprosy Research Center, Madras University, India, as a fellow of Belgium Leprosy Relief Organization.

1986 ( March- July): Residency training in pathology (anatomical): Department of Pathology Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty.

17 July 1983Having completed required residency training, presenting / defending the thesis (Indeterminate leprosy: a clinical and histopathological evaluation prepared based on the sojourn in leprosy center in India), and being successful in the final examination by a jury organized by Istanbul Medical Faculty, entitled to have specialist qualification in Anatomical Pathology.

1986-1988: United Nations Volunteers Project (reassignment) in Samoa in South Pacific, pathologist , National Hospital capital town of Apia  (see: Paksoy N et al. Cancer incidence in Western Samoa International Journal of Epidemiology Vol 20, no:3, September 1991 issue).

1989-1996:  Academic career, Department of Pathology, University of Akdeniz (Mediterranean) in the town of Antalya,  having posts of assistant and associate professor respectively.

Having completed the necessary requirements and succesfully passed the final examination, in presence of a jury ; academic title of “DOÇENT (DOZENT) IN PATHOLOGY” awarded by the Turkish Higher Education Council.

1992-1993:  Awarded a study grant  from Norwegian Research Council (NAVF) to have subspecialty (fellowship) training in cytopathology at the Department of Pathology, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway . 

4 March 1993: “ Certificate of completion of subspecialist  training in cytopathology in Norway”

1994:    “National Certificate of Subspecialist in Cytopathology” awarded by the Ministry of Health,Turkey  (Subspeciality thesis: The diagnostic value of transthoracic aspiration biopsy in cases with negative broncoscopic biopsy/lavage/sputum.” Prepared in Norwegian Radium Hospital.  31 March 1994.

1996 April : Received title of “professor of pathology”from  Kocaeli University, approved by the Turkish Higher Education Council.

1996-1997:  Cytopathology consultant (visiting professor) Department of Pathology, University of Zimbabwe, Africa (contributing cervical cytology programme ; departmental diagnostic cytopathology/histopathology services: and medical student pathology teaching activities).

1997-2000:   Professor,  Head. Department of Pathology, University of Kocaeli

2003  to date:  Consultant  and Professor : Department of Pathology, University of Kocaeli  in the town of Izmit, Turkey (located in 60 kms east of Istanbul), main industrial region of Turkey    (pop: 1,6 million).

2000:  established his own private practice: “cyto- pathology diagnostic lab / cytopathologist performed USG- guided fine needle aspiration clinicin the town of Izmit / Kocaeli, which is main industrial  town of Turkey located 70 kms east of Istanbul.

In the private cytopathology practice, based on the ‘Scandinavian model’, ultrasound-guided FNAC is performed by the cytopathologist (NP)  under the guidance of a radiologist  Physicians primarily refer patients to  the cytopathologist for FNAC of the thyroid, breast, and head and neck masses. 700-1000 FNAs/year performed by myself

28 May 2013- 28 May : Received  Norwegian  Licence to work as pathologist  in Norway to work as cytopathologist/ pathologist  at  Bodo Hospital Northern Norway .

Some additional information:

‘ Light source’ section of the Cytopaths, the  Newsletter  IAC, Spring 2011 issue included an article about me. Spring 2011 Newsletter: In this issue – Educational resources has gone virtual, Light source, Dr. Nadir Paksoy…

History of Cytopathology: Slide presentation on the website of the European Federations of Cytology Societies : see

Dr Paksoy has authored / coauthored  58  international publications in which mainly on cytopathology  and  surgical pathology/ geopathology ( see: Pubmed: Paksoy N ) .These publications received  500  citations at  international papers and pathology and cytology text books  (see:  Google Scholar  Nadir Paksoy)

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Member of the International Academy of Cytology  ( MIAC )  since 1998;

Chairman:  Subcommittee Educational Exchange Programme , IAC. (2004-2007)

Member:  Quality Assurance Committee 2004-2007, International Academy of Cytology (IAC).  

2000-11: Reviewer and consultant  for Acta Cytologica, leading cytology journal, official periodical of the International Academy of Cytology. 

Present  Reviewer: Cytopathology (journal of British Cytology Society) and Journal of Cytology

Invited speaker to international cytology congresses  ( Madrid 2007, Lisbon 2009; Istanbul 2011 and Dubrovnik 2012 European Cytology Congress) and Macedonian Pathology Congress 2016.

Member  Turkish Ministry of Health  Cytopathology Subspeciality Training Curriculum Development Committee  (2014-2016).

Dr Paksoy has also written 6 books and published one photo-album (in Turkish) covering his impressions / observations / experiences on his travels.

Married and has a  son  ( 28 yrs old, material engineering graduate  working as quality control engineer  in Hyundai Car Factory in Izmit, town where we live)

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