Mehmet Ungan

Past-President, WONCA Europe, and Professor, Ankara University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

Prof. Ungan is the immediate past President of the WONCA Europe, a GP/FD Scientific Organization in Europe. He has been an active Professor at Ankara University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine since 2011. Also Past President of the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN).

Prof Ungan graduated from Istanbul University (1987). Completed Postgraduate specialization and defended the thesis for Family Medicine in 1993. Is a founder and former President of the Turkish Association of Family Physicians, and a member of the Academic Board of FM in Turkey. Certified as GP Trainer in University of Exeter Postgraduate Medical School, UK (1993), worked in Essen/Germany in internal medicine clinics and certified for GI endoscopy procedure. Worked as Deputy Medical Director of the METU University for 18 years, was an advisor of the Ministry on FM/GP. Working in editorial boards of many PC journals. Involved in organizing the WONCA Europe and its network Conferences in Turkey in 2003, 2008, and 2015. Founder of the practices in Ankara in 1999, in Istanbul since 2013. Trained in Global TB Institute, Newark- NY, in Bangkok, and also in Atlanta by CDC. Currently is a board member of IPPA and an expert in WHO Europe on Primary care. His research publications are in the field of Primary Care, Family Practice (GP), screening, and migrant health. He represents Family Physicians/GPs of Europe in the European Cancer Organization and leads the European Project packages. He is also a member of the European Medicines Agency's health care providers commission. In addition to books and book chapters of more than 100 printed articles cited, he has a preferred place in the professor assignment in international juries of academic positions in foreign universities as well as national inter-universities commission duties.


Updated: May 2023