Prof. Recai PABUÇCU

Prof. Recai PABUÇCU:

  • Graduated from Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine as a Military Physician in 1975.
  • Worked as resident at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA) from 1979-1983 and became the Chief resident 1983-1984 at the same department.
  • Appointed as an Associate Professor in 1984.
  • From 1985 to 1987, he worked as a Clinical Fellow at British Columbia University, Vancouver, CANADA under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Victor GOMEL, one of the founders of microsurgery and of the world’s most famous laparoscopy specialists. During that time, he received education and training on reproductive endocrinology, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, microsurgery, and in vitro fertilization.
  • On receiving the title of “Associate Professor” in 1987, he carried out studies on Reproductive Endocrinology, Laparoscopy-Hysteroscopy, Microsurgery, and In Vitro Fertilization at GMMA Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and established these units within the hospital. He also trained many residents and specialists in these fields.
  • Appointed as a Professor in 1993.
  • In 1995, he was appointed as the Head of Department in the same clinic. In the same year, he launched the IVF unit at GMMA. That IVF unit as selected a training center by the Turkish Ministry of Health. More than 50 specialists received certificates on IVF and embryology from this center. During the nine years he was at the office as the Head of Department, new branches including Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology and High Risk Pregnancy were launched under GMMA Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Thanks to Pabucçu’s studies, GMMA Obstetrics and Gynecology Department made a name for itself across Turkey regarding both its lecturers and clinical studies. Also, he initiated the studies for becoming a member of the European Board.
  • In 2004, he was appointed as a member of the GMMA Supreme Council of Science under the GATA Act.
  • Between 2002 and 2005, he founded a department for Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services under Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and worked there. (As of 2004, 450 thousand soldiers, on average, are trained about reproductive health issues such as Family Planning, Maternal Care in Pregnancy, prevention from sexually transmitted diseases, and elimination of violence against women.) During the 4 years, when he worked as the Coordinator of the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services, he travelled across Turkey for three times to hold seminars, conferences and briefings on the related issues. Additionally, he also obtained a fund of 1 million Euros from the European Union for carrying out this project at TAF.
  • Participated in hundreds of conferences as speaker and moderator.
  • Organized a total of 7 congresses, at both national and international level; 5 congresses on Hysteroscopy and 2 congresses on IVF.
  • With his hysteroscopy courses, he helped more than 1000 specialist physicians increase their knowledge and experience in this field.
  • Played an active role in the establishment of Turkish Association of Reproductive Surgery and In Vitro Fertilization.
  • Prepared more than 150 articles published in national and international journals; presented more than 60 reports.
  • Wrote 3 books and prepared sections of more than 20 books.
  • Pabuçcu is one of the first Turkish physicians that completed the in vitro/tube baby education/training abroad and has been carrying on his studies on IVF and infertility since 1987. He helped thousands of families have children through laparoscopic, surgical or IVF treatments.
  • For several years, he worked at the Assisted Reproductive Techniques Commission and the Assisted Reproductive Techniques Certification Exam Board under the Turkish Ministry of Health General Directorate for Mother and Child Care and Family Planning.
  • Currently, he is the head of department of the Halen Ufuk University School of Medicine Dr. Rıdvan Ege Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and also serves as the Director of the Centrum Ankara Tüp Bebek Merkezi (Tube Baby Center).


  • Turkish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (TJOD)
  • Turkish Society of Gynecological Endoscopy
  • Menopause and Osteoporosis Society
  • European Menopause Society
  • International Society of Menopause
  • European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE)
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Association of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (Founding Member and Vice President)
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • Aging Male Society
  • Reproductive Medicine Surgical Training, Research and Practice Foundation (Member of Board of Trustees and President)