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Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Cetin Akpolat, MD

Cetin Akpolat, MD

Pediatric Fellow

Where are you from?


Where did you attend Medical School?

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Where did you complete your residency?

Prof. Dr. Cemil Taşçıoğlu City Hospital (Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital), Istanbul, Turkey

Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty?

I am interested in Ophthalmology from my Medical School years and I feel happy when I treat pediatric patients.

Why did you choose WashU?

Provide good opportunities in Pediatric Ophthalmology

Favorite memory of your residency?

To see one of my pediatric patients very happy after surgical treatment

What did you learn in your residency that impacted you the most?

Never to give up to learn

How did you survive during quarantine?

With help of my wife

What excites you most about starting your fellowship at WashU?

To see rare cases and the treatment option for them

What do you look forward to about living in St. Louis?

I think I will more happy when I live in St. Louis