Founder

Founder

 

 




In Memory of
Prof. Ihsan Dogramacı, 
Founder of Two Leading Universities

He will always be remembered for his contributions to health care and higher education.

 

Biography

 
Most Recent Positions
 
  • 1975 - 2010 Honorary Rector
    Hacettepe University, Ankara

  • 1985 - 2010 Chairman of Board of Trustees and President
    Bilkent University, Ankara

  • 1992 - 2010 Honorary President
    International Pediatric Association (IPA)

  • 1992 - 2010 Honorary President
    International Conference on Higher Education (ICHE 

  • 2003 - 2010 Honorary President
    Turkish National Committee for UNICEF, Ankara 

  • 2007 - 2010 Honorary President
    International Children’s Center (ICC), Ankara


Academic Background

  • 1938 - Doctor of Medicine
    Istanbul University, Istanbul

  • 1940 - Specialist in Pediatrics
    Numune Hospital, Ankara 

  • 1945 - 1946 Postgraduate Studies, Pediatrics (15 months)
    Graduate School of Medicine, Harvard University, USA
    Research Fellow, Pediatrics
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA (6 months)
    Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA (9 months)

  • 1946 - 1947 Research Fellow, Pediatrics
    Washington University, St. Louis, USA 

  • 1947 - 1949 Lecturer, Pediatrics
    Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara 

  • 1949 - 1955 Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara

  • 1955 - 1967 Professor of Pediatrics
    Ankara University, Ankara

  • 1967 - 1981 Professor of Pediatrics
    Hacettepe University, Ankara 

  • 1976 - 1977 Visiting Professor of Pediatrics
    Paris Descartes University (Paris V), France 


Professional Background

  • 1955 - 1981 Director
    Hacettepe Institute of Child Health, Ankara

  • 1963 - Dean
    Hacettepe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ankara University, Ankara

  • 1963 - 1965 Rector
    Ankara University, Ankara

  • 1965 - 1967 Chairman of Board of Trustees
    Middle East Technical University, Ankara

  • 1967 - 1975 Rector
    Hacettepe University, Ankara

  • 1981 - 1992 President
    Council of Higher Education of Turkey


Major Functions in International Organizations

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    1946 Signed WHO Constitution at International Health Conference, New York

    1966 - 1996 Member of WHO Expert Advisory Panel on the Development of Human Resources for Health (WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Health Manpower until 1990)

    1960s - 1970s Served as consultant or temporary advisor to the World Health Organization on mission to Yaoundé (Cameroon), Ife (Nigeria), Brasilia (Brazil) and Sherbrooke (Canada) in connection with medical and health sciences education projects, and to various other countries in connection with WHO seminars, workshops and other meetings

    1976 Elected Vice Chairman of the World Health Assembly

    1976 - 1981 Head of Turkish Delegation to the World Health Assembly

    1979 - 1982 Member of Global Advisory Committee on Medical Research

    1979 - 1982 Member of WHO Executive Board

    1979 - 1984 Member of Consultative Group on Maternal and Young Child Nutrition

    1982 - 1983 Member of Programme Advisory Committee on Maternal and Child Health

  • UNICEF

    1959 - 1999
    Member of UNICEF Executive Board, New York
    Chairman of the Programme Committee for three terms
    Elected Chairman of the Board for two terms

    1958 - 2003 President, Turkish National Committee for UNICEF

  • International Pediatric Association (IPA)

    1968 - 1977 President

    1977 - 1992 Executive Director

  • International Children’s Center (ICC)

    1970 - 1984 Member of the Board, Paris

    1999 - 2006 President, Ankara

  • International Conference on Higher Education (ICHE)

    1981 - 2010 Member of Steering Committee

    1981 - 1992 President

  • Other

    1969 - 1981 Member of Permanent Committee, Standing Conference of Rectors and Vice-Chancellors of the European Universities (CRE)

    1982 Honorary Scientific Advisor, International Centre for Childhood Studies

    1983 Member of “Comité de Patronage,” International Medical Research Centre of Franceville

    1986 - 1999 Member of Administrative Council, Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), İstanbul

    1993 - 2010 Founder and Honorary President, Union of Turkic Pediatric Societies

    1997 - 1998 President, IPA / UNICEF / WHO / FIGO / UNFPA Task Force

    2000 - 2010 Member of Board of Regents, International Association for Humanitarian Medicine Brock Chisholm


Honorary Doctoral Degrees

  • Ain Shams (Egypt)

  • Azerbaijan University of Medicine (Azerbaijan)

  • Baghdad (Iraq)

  • Baku State University (Azerbaijan)

  • Case Western Reserve (USA)

  • De Montfort (UK)

  • Eastern Mediterranean University (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)

  • Glasgow (Scotland)

  • Guayaquil (Ecuador)

  • Helsinki (Finland)

  • Jamia Millia Islamia (India)

  • Nebraska (USA)

  • Nice (France)

  • Soka (Japan)

  • University of Rome-La Sapienza (Italy)

  • eleven universities in Turkey

Membership in Academies

  • Académie Nationale de Médecine (France)

  • Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences)

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Azerbaijan National Academy of Science and Arts

  • Indian National Academy of Medical Sciences

  • Royal Aal al-Bayt Academy (Jordan)

Membership in Professional Societies and Educational Institutions

  • All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Honorary)

  • Medical Society of WHO (Honorary)

  • Royal College of Physicians, London (Fellow)

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London (Honorary Founder Fellow)

  • Société Médicale des Hôpitaux de Paris (Membre Correspondant)

  • Honorary membership in the pediatric societies of

    Argentina, Australia, Austria, Britain, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, USA, and Uzbekistan.









Awards and Prizes

  • 1978 National Award for Distinguished Service, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

  • 1981 Léon Bernard Foundation Prize, WHO

  • 1986 Christopherson Award, American Academy of Pediatrics

  • 1995 Maurice Pate Award, UNICEF

  • 1995 Soranos Award for Science and Friendship (Greece)

  • 1998 Council of Europe “Peace, Justice and Tolerance” Prize (The other two laureates were Franz Cardinal König and Simon Wiesenthal.)

  • 1999 Health and Education Award for Merit (Turkey)

  • 2000 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Distinguished Service Award (Turkey)

  • 2004 Dr. Jushichiro Naito International Childcare Award (Japan)

  • 2007 Turkish Grand National Assembly Honor Prize

  • 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence in Global Health, World Federation of Public Health Associations

  • 2009 Award of the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences

 



 

Further Information

http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/hocabey/ihsan_dogramaci_ozel_sayi_eng.pdf