A. Feridun VURAL
Feridun Vural started his first dissection practices at Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy as a demonstrator assistant in 1969. He acquired the titles of lecturer in 1977, associate professor in 1982, and professor in 1988 at the same faculty. He modernized the department after becoming the head of the department. Conducting studies in Germany between 1979-1980 and in England in 1986 as a visiting academic, Vural temporarily worked in the foundation of Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine as a member of the faculty board. He planned the formation of Department of Morphology in person at the building formerly occupied by Haydarpaşa High School. Drawing the plans for and overseeing the manufacture of stainless steel cadaver storage and practice units, Vural planned the academic staff and left the department in 1986. He participated in the formation of Cerrahpaşa Medicine (English) program in 1987 and conducted anatomy lectures and practices. After forming the academic staff there, Vural left the department and founded the “Acupuncture Research and Practice Department” with the recommendation of YÖK (Council of Higher Education), and worked as the head of Department of Health, Culture and Sports and chief physician at Medicosocial Center at Istanbul University. He conducted many lectures at various faculties, colleges and occupational schools (Dentistry, Pharmaceutics, Nursing, Physiotherapy, fine arts, painting, sculpture, sports academy, etc.). Contributing to the educational lives of thousands of students, several assistants and lecturers, Vural retired in 2013 after 43 years of service. He was invited for the foundation of Haliç University, Faculty of Medicine in 2014 and assumed the role of founding dean. As of 2022, Vural has been appointed as Assistant to Rector for supervising the academic and internship activities of health science departments at our university.