Healthcare professional with a wide range of experience in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Skilled in management of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, hypertension, glomerulonephritis and renal transplantation patients.

Professional Experience

Assistant of Internal Medicine Ankara Numune Teaching and Medical Research Center 1995- 1999 Adana –TURKEY

Assistant of Nephrology: Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Nephrology, Ankara-TURKEY 2001-2003

Nephrologist: 2003-2005 Baskent University Adana Research and Training Center Department of Nephrology, Adana-TURKEY

Assistant Professor of Nephrology: 2005 Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Nephrology

Associated Professor of Nephrology 2006-2013 Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Nephrology

Professor of Nephrology: March 2013- present Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Nephrology


Adana College  High School 1988

Cukurova University, Medical Faculty, Adana, Turkey, 1994

Ankara Numune Teaching and Medical Research Center, Internal Medicine 1999

Baskent University Medical Faculty Department of Nephrology, 2003

Awards and Honors

1: Torun D, Oguzkurt L, Sezer S, Zumrutdal A, Singan M, Adam U, Ozdemir FN,  Haberal M Hepatic Subcapsular Steatosis as a Complication in Diabetic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients Associated with Intraperitoneal Insulin Treatment. XLI Congress of the European Renal Association, European Dialysis and Transplant Association, Travel Grant Lisbon-Portugal, 2004.


1.Erken E, Ozelsancak R, Sahin S, Yılmaz EE, Torun D, Leblebici B, Kuyucu YE,Sezer S. The effect of hemodialysis on balance measurements and risk of fall. IntUrol Nephrol. 2016 Oct;48(10):1705-11.

2.Canpolat T, Ozdemir BH, Torun D, Caliskan K, Haberal M. Four-Year Analyses of

Renal Graft Biopsies: A Single-Center Pathology Experience. Exp Clin Transplant.

2017 Apr;15(2):171-178.

3.Torun D, Yildiz I, Micozkadioglu H, Nursal GN, Yigit F, Ozelsancak R. The effects of cinacalcet treatment on bone mineral metabolism, anemia parameters,left ventricular mass index and parathyroid gland volume in hemodialysis patientswith severe secondary hyperparathyroidism. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Jan;27(1):15-22.

4: Torun D. Approach to cases with resistant hypertension. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg.2014 Mar;14(2):192-5. doi: 10.5152/akd.2014.5287. Epub 2014 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 24566515.
5: Micozkadioglu H, Ozelsancak R, Yildiz I, Erken E, Zumrutdal A, Torun D,Haberal M. Circadian rhythm of serum phosphate, calcium and parathyroid hormone levels in hemodialysis patients. Clin Lab. 2013;59(1-2):79-84. PubMed PMID:23505910.
6: Torun D, Ozelsancak R, Yiğit F, Micozkadıoğlu H. Increased inflammatory markers are associated with obesity and not with target organ damage in newly diagnosed untreated essential hypertensive patients. Clin Exp Hypertens. 2012;34(3):171-5. doi: 10.3109/10641963.2011.577489. Epub 2011 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 21966945.
7: Ozelsancak R, Torun D, Koc Z, Sezer S, Ozdemir FN, Niron EA. Relationshipbetween renal resistive index and inflammation in untreated hypertensivepatients. Int Heart J. 2009 Nov;50(6):753-61. PubMed PMID: 19952472.
8: Torer N, Torun D, Torer N, Micozkadioglu H, Noyan T, Ozdemir FN, Haberal M. Predictors of early postoperative hypocalcemia in hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Transplant Proc. 2009 Nov;41(9):3642-6. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2009.06.207. PubMed PMID: 19917359.
9: Guzeldemir E, Toygar HU, Tasdelen B, Torun D. Oral health-related quality oflife and periodontal health status in patients undergoing hemodialysis. J Am DentAssoc. 2009 Oct;140(10):1283-93. PubMed PMID: 19797559.
10: Adam FU, Torun D, Yigit F, Ozelsancak R, Sezer S, Ozdemir FN, Haberal M. Determination of the impact of hepatitis C virus on insulin resistance and arterial stiffness in hemodialysis patients. Ren Fail. 2008;30(4):411-5. doi: 10.1080/08860220801985850. PubMed PMID: 18569915.
11: Torun D, Ozelsancak R, Turan I, Micozkadioglu H, Sezer S, Ozdemir FN. The relationship between obesity and transforming growth factor beta on renal damage in essential hypertension. Int Heart J. 2007 Nov;48(6):733-41. PubMed PMID: 18160765.
12: Oguzkurt L, Ozkan U, Torun D, Tercan F. Does a fibrin sheath formed around a catheter embolize upon removal of the catheter? Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2007 Dec;22(12):3677-9. Epub 2007 Sep 26. PubMed PMID: 17898022. 
13: Adam FU, Singan M, Ozelsancak R, Torun D, Ozdemir FN, Haberal M. Icodextrin-associated sterile peritonitis: a recent outbreak in Turkey. Perit Dial Int. 2007 Sep-Oct;27(5):598-9. PubMed PMID: 17704456.
14: Habesoğlu MA, Torun D, Demiroglu YZ, Karatasli M, Sen N, Ermis H, Ozdemir N,  Eyuboglu FO. Value of the tuberculin skin test in screening for tuberculosis in dialysis patients. Transplant Proc. 2007 May;39(4):883-6. PubMed PMID: 17524839.
15: Torun D, Micozkadioglu H, Torun N, Ozelsancak R, Sezer S, Adam FU, Ozdemir FN,
Haberal M. Increased body mass index is not a reliable marker of good nutrition in hemodialysis patients. Ren Fail. 2007;29(4):487-93. PubMed PMID:
16: Micozkadioglu H, Zumrutdal A, Torun D, Sezer S, Ozdemir FN, Haberal M. Low dose intradermal vaccination is superior to high dose intramuscular vaccination for hepatitis B in unresponsive hemodialysis patients. Ren Fail. 2007;29(3):285-8. PubMed PMID: 17497441.
17: Zumrutdal A, Baltali M, Micozkadioglu H, Torun D, Sezer S, Ozdemir FN, Haberal M. Determinants of coronary artery disease in nondiabetic hemodialysis patients: a matched case-control study. Ren Fail. 2007;29(1):67-71. PubMed PMID:  17365912.
18: Demir S, Torun D, Tokmak N, Ozkan U, Oguzkurt L. Resolution of hepatic subcapsular steatosis after discontinuation of CAPD. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2007 Apr;22(4):1247-9. Epub 2007 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 17298997.
19: Goksel BK, Torun D, Karaca S, Karatas M, Tan M, Sezgin N, Benli S, Sezer S, Ozdemir N. Is low blood magnesium level associated with hemodialysis headache? Headache. 2006 Jan;46(1):40-5. PubMed PMID: 16412150.
20: Torun D, Oguzkurt L, Sezer S, Zumrutdal A, Singan M, Adam FU, Ozdemir FN, Haberal M. Hepatic subcapsular steatosis as a complication associated with intraperitoneal insulin treatment in diabetic peritoneal dialysis patients. Perit Dial Int. 2005 Nov-Dec;25(6):596-600. PubMed PMID: 16411528.
21: Torun D, Sezer S, Arat Z, Pelit A, Yigit F, Ozdemir FN. The frequency of combined target organ damage and the beneficial effect of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in never treated mild-to-moderate hypertensive patients. Int  Heart J. 2005 Nov;46(6):1073-82. PubMed PMID: 16394603.
22: Torun D, Bolat F, Sezer S, Ozdemir FN. Amyloidosis: an infrequent cause of non-diabetic renal disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Clin Nephrol. 2005 Sep;64(3):241-2. PubMed PMID: 16175951.
23: Oguzkurt L, Tercan F, Yildirim S, Torun D. Central venous stenosis in haemodialysis patients without a previous history of catheter placement. Eur J Radiol. 2005 Aug;55(2):237-42. Epub 2004 Dec 16. PubMed PMID: 16036153.
24: Oguzkurt L, Tercan F, Kara G, Torun D, Kizilkilic O, Yildirim T. US-guided placement of temporary internal jugular vein catheters: immediate technical success and complications in normal and high-risk patients. Eur J Radiol. 2005 Jul;55(1):125-9. Epub 2004 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 15950110.
25: Adam FU, Torun D, Bolat F, Zumrutdal A, Sezer S, Ozdemir FN. Acute renal failure due to mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis in a pregnant woman with primary Sjögren's syndrome. Clin Rheumatol. 2006 Feb;25(1):75-9. Epub 2005 May 26. PubMed PMID: 15917985.
26: Oguzkurt L, Yildirim T, Torun D, Tercan F, Kizilkilic O, Niron EA. Hepatic vein Doppler waveform in patients with diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver. Eur J Radiol. 2005 May;54(2):253-7. PubMed PMID: 15837406.
27: Torun D, Sezer S, Baltali M, Adam FU, Erdem A, Ozdemir FN, Haberal M. Association of cardiac valve calcification and inflammation in patients on hemodialysis. Ren Fail. 2005;27(2):221-6. PubMed PMID: 15807189.
28: Saygili OB, Pelit A, Torun D, Tarhan NC, Pelit A, Yildirim T, Pourbagher A. Value of color Doppler ultrasonography in the evaluation of orbital vascular flow in end-stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis. Acta Radiol. 2004 Dec;45(8):854-8. PubMed PMID: 15690616.
29: Oguzkurt L, Tercan F, Torun D, Yildirim T, Zümrütdal A, Kizilkilic O. Impact  of short-term hemodialysis catheters on the central veins: a catheter venographic study. Eur J Radiol. 2004 Dec;52(3):293-9. PubMed PMID: 15544909.
30: Oğuzkurt L, Hürcan CE, Torun D, Yildirim T. [Subcapsular fatty infiltration of the liver in peritoneal dialysis patients treated with intraperitoneal insulin: US and CT features (case report)]. Tani Girisim Radyol. 2004 Sep;10(3):242-5. Turkish. PubMed PMID: 15470629.
31: Guvel S, Pourbagher MA, Torun D, Egilmez T, Pourbagher A, Ozkardes H. Calcification of the epididymis and the tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. J Androl. 2004 Sep-Oct;25(5):752-6. PubMed PMID: 15292106.
32: Torun D, Sezer S, Kayaselcuk F, Zumrutdal A, Ozdemir FN, Haberal M. Acute interstitial nephritis due to cefoperazone. Ann Pharmacother. 2004 Sep;38(9):1446-8. Epub 2004 Jun 22. PubMed PMID: 15213314.
33: Guvel S, Yaycioglu O, Kilinç F, Torun D, Kayaselçuk F, Ozkardeş H. Penile necrosis in end-stage renal disease. J Androl. 2004 Jan-Feb;25(1):25-9. PubMed PMID: 14662783.
34: Guvel S, Kilinc F, Torun D, Egilmez T, Ozkardes H. Malignant priapism secondary to bladder cancer. J Androl. 2003 Jul-Aug;24(4):499-500. PubMed PMID: 12826689.
35: Barutcu O, Erel HE, Saygili E, Yildirim T, Torun D. Abdominopelvic tuberculosis simulating disseminated ovarian carcinoma with elevated CA-125 level: report of two cases. Abdom Imaging. 2002 Jul-Aug;27(4):465-70. PubMed PMID: 12066248.


Turkish Medical Association

Turkish Society of Nephrology

Turkish Society of Hypertension and Renal Disease

European Renal Association

European Dialysis and Transplantation Association

Specialized Skills

  • English


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