Kaan Kavakli, MD, is chair of the Department of Paediatrics and a professor of paediatrics and paediatric haematology at the Medical School of Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, where he previously was chair of the Department of Paediatric Haematology. Additionally, he is a paediatric haematologist in the Department of Paediatrics at Ege University Hospital and the director of the Ege Haemophilia Centre and the Ege Haemophilia Association. Dr Kavakli received his medical degree and training in paediatrics at Ege University Medical School. His special interests are haemostasis, thrombosis, and the care of patients with haemophilia. His recent work has included identification of certain mutations in Turkish haemophilia patients with inhibitors, radioisotope synovectomy for haemophilic arthropathy, the role of circumcision in boys with haemophilia, and treatment options for patients with inhibitors. Dr Kavakli has been a principal investigator for international clinical trials in haemophilia. Dr Kavakli is president of the Turkish Hemostasis and Thrombosis Association and the Hemophilia Federation of Turkey, which comprises 11 regional haemophilia associations. He is a member of many international societies and serves on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for several haematology journals. Dr Kavakli has published more than 100 papers in such journals as Blood, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Haemophilia, etc.
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