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Mert Dumantepe, MD
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery
Acibadem University School of Medicine
Dr. Mert Dumantepe is an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Acibadem University School of Medicine. He completed his graduation from Istanbul University School of Medicine, Turkey in 2001. He was trained in Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Research and Training Hospital.
He did a fellowship in the field of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Endarterectomy programme and Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Asist Device programme from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA in 2015 and 2016. He is general secretary of the Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery - Pulmonary Vascular Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension working group.
In his professional career, he has focused on extensive work with venous thromboembolic disease, particularly on catheter directed thrombolysis in intermediate and high-risk pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Dumantepe's research interest is optimizing the therapeutic management of patients with massive pulmonary embolism and endovascular treatment of acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis.
He is reviewer of the Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Chest, Heart-Lung and Circulation, BMJ, Phlebology, and the Lancet.
He is the author of over 50 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, section editor and writer of the deep vein thrombosis chapter of the Vascular Surgery textbooks. He has been involved as Principal Investigator in multiple international, multicenter randomized trials in pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, including PE-KNOCOUT Study, VETEX, SPECTRUM.