Mine Durusu Tanriover

Professor of Internal Medicine, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye; Vice-Chair, Hacettepe University Vaccine Institute, Ankara, Türkiye Coordinator, Hacettepe University

She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 2000 and finished her residency training in internal medicine in 2005 in the same university. She served as the consultant of the Acute Care Unit and Emergency Department for several years, mainly admitting patients with acute decompensation of chronic diseases; lower respiratory tract infections, organ failure and acute, undiagnosed conditions.

Dr. Mine Durusu Tanriover worked as the Co-Chief of Hacettepe University Oncology Hospital and the Quality Coordinator of Hacettepe University Hospitals, a Joint Commission International accredited, 1200-bed academic medical center between 2016-2020. Her research area mainly consists of adult vaccination, vaccine preventable diseases, influenza, quality improvement and patient safety. She has been involved in the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network project as an investigator and site coordinator since 2012 and participated as an investigator in the phase 3 clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines available in Türkiye.

She is the founder and the first chair of the Young Internists Working Group, honorary fellow of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) and the Editor-in-Chief of EFIM Academy. Dr. Durusu Tanriover is currently the Secretary of the Middle East, Eurasia and Africa Influenza Stakeholders Network (ME’NA-ISN).

Dr. Durusu Tanriover is an advocate of planetary health and a volunteer working with an NGO- Yuvam Dünya (Earth, My Home) Association- to increase the awareness and knowledge around the health impacts of the climate crisis in the community. She is currently leading a health sciences curriculum project aiming to implement a curriculum covering climate and health issues in higher education in Türkiye. Dr. Durusu Tanriover has been writing articles on climate crisis, health and well-being in a digital climate journal (Dünyahali) since the beginning of 2022. She believes that a path to a healthy humanity should cross through a healthy planet with all its beings.