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March 5, 2003

Can H. Ficicioglu, MD, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Can H. Ficicioglu, MD, PhD, has been named an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, division of Metabolism (biochemical genetics), at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Ficicioglu's research interests include the study of outcomes in expanded newborn screening; enzyme replacement treatment on lysosomal storage diseases; and bone marrow transplantations for inborn errors in metabolism. His research has been published in the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, Turkish Journal of Medical & Biological Research, The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, Neuropediatrics, the Istanbul Cocuk Klinigi Dergisi and Pediatric Neurology, among others.

In 1985, Dr. Ficicioglu received his MD from the University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical School, and earned his PhD from the University of Marmara in Turkey in 1996. He performed residencies at New York Medical College (St. Vincent's Medical Center), Albert Einstein Medical College (Montefiore Medical Center), and the University of Istanbul. He completed a clinical fellowship in the division of Genetics and Metabolism at Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital of Boston.

He is a member of The Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was invited to lecture at the National Metabolism Congress in Izmir, Turkey, on the topic, 'NTBC treatment in Tyrosinemia type 1.' In 1994, Dr. Ficicioglu authored the book, "Diabetes Guide" and in 1993, he co-authored the book, "Advances in Metabolic Diseases".

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