Prof. Sebahattin Genç, MD

Chest Diseases Specialist


About the Doctor

  • She was born in Istanbul in 1967. She graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 1991. After one year of compulsory service in Rize-Çayeli, she started her Chest Diseases specialization training at İzmir Dokuz Eylül University in 1992. 
  • She became a Pulmonologist in 1997. 
  • After working as a specialist physician until 2002, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Hatay Mustafa Kemal University Faculty of Medicine 2002. 
  • She received the title of Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2014. 
  • In 2012, she was an observer at the Sleep Center at Stanford University- California-USA, with a COHE scholarship. 
  • She has been working on Respiratory Disorders in Sleep since 2010. 
  • In 2016, she started working at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University with the title of Professor. 
  • She retired from the same university in July 2022. 
  • She has been active in the Turkish Thoracic Society and is a member of the Executive Board of the Sleep Respiratory Disorders Working Group.
  •  She is conducting studies on air pollution and the climate crisis. She is currently continuing her studies on the Executive Board of the Turkish Thoracic Society Working Group on Environmental Problems and Lung Health. 
  • She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Muğla Chamber of Medicine.

Scientific publications:

  1. Ozge Oral Tapan, Sebahat Genc, ​​Kemal Can Tertemiz, Aylin Ozgen Alpaydin, Oya Itil, Leyla
    Iyilikci Karaoglan. The effect of Oxygen application with nCPAP for the prevention of
    desaturation during EBUS TBNA. DOI: 10.22541/au.160253822.21606292/v1
  2. Balci DD, Celik E, Genc S, Celik MM, Inan MU. Impaired Pulmonary Function in Patients with
    Psoriasis. dermatology. 2016;232(6):664-667. doi: 10.1159/000456032. Epub 2017 Feb 23.
  3. Genç S, Tuncel E, Savaş N, Demirköse M, Dikmen N. What is the clinical significance of mixed
    apnea in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a retrospective study. Acta Medica Mediterranea,
    2014, 30: 523
  4. Yüce A, Yücesoy M, Genç S, Sayan M, and Uçan ES. Serodiagnosis of tuberculosis by enzyme
    immunoassay using A60 antigen. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, July 2001; 7 (7): 372-76.
  5. Akoglu S, Topacoglu H, Karcioglu O, Cimrin AH. Do the residents in the emergency department
    appropriately manage patients with acute asthma attack? A study of self-criticism. Adv Ther. 2004
    Nov-Dec;21(6): 348-56
  6. Akoglu S, Ucan ES, Çelik G, Şener G¸ Sevinc C¸ Kilinc O, Itil O. Endobronchial metastases
    from extrathoracic malignancies. Clinical & Experimental Metastasis 2005; 22: 587-91
  7. Seyfeli E, Guler H, Akoglu S, Karazincir S, Akgul F, Saglam H, Seydaliyeva T, Yalcin F. Right
    ventricular diastolic abnormalities in rheumatoid arthritis and its relationship with left ventricular
    and pulmonary involvement. A tissue Doppler echocardiographic study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging.
    2006; 22: 745-754
  8. Karazincir S, Balcı A, Seyfeli E, Akoglu S, Babayiğit C, Akgül F, Yalçın F, Eğilmez E.
    Assesment of main pulmonary artery diameter in normal subjects by computed tomography. Diag
    Interv Radiol, 2008 Jun;14(2):72-4
  9. Inandı T, Özer C, Akdemir A, Akoğlu S, Babayiğit C, Turhan E, Sangün Ö. Violence,
    Psychological Features and substance use in High School Students in Hatay; a Crosssectional
    Study. Medical Journal of Trakya University (Balkan Medical Journal). 2009;26(3):189-196
  10. Okuyucu S, Akoğlu E, Babayiğit C, Akoğlu S, Dağlı Ş. Ex vivo tracheal mucociliary clearance in
    rats: comparisons of nebulisation versus irrigation with ringer lactate and saline solutions. Journal
    of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. 2009 Aug;38(4):422-6.
  11. Erden ES, Genc S, Motor S, Üstün İ, Ulutaş KT, et al. Investigation of serum bisphenol A,
    vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
    Endocrine 2014 March;45(2):311-318
  12. Ozbakkış Akkurt BÇ, Doğru S, Koyuncu O, Davarcı I, Genç S. The relationship between disease
    severity and predctors of diffıcult intubation in patıents with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
    Acta Medica Mediterranea, 2015, 31: 67
  13. Bodur H, Savran Y, Koca U, Kılınç O, Albayrak S, Itil O, Akoğlu S. Legionella pneumonia with
    acute respiratory distress syndrome, myocarditis and septic shock successfully treated with
    Drotrecogin Alpha (activated). Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2006 Sep; 23(9): 808-10.
  14. Incecik F, Onlen Y, Sangun O, Akoglu S. Probable montelucast induced hepatotoxicity in a
    pediatric patient: case report. Ann Saudi Medicine. 2007 Nov-Dec; 27(6):462-3
  15. Oksuz H, Tamer C, Akoglu S, Duru M. Acute angle closure glaucoma precipitated by local
    tiotropium absorption. Pulmonary Pharmacology & Theurapeutics. 2007;20(6):627-8
  16. Ceylan E, Doruk S, Genc S, Ozkutuk AA, et al. The role of molds in the relation between indoor
    environment and athopy in asthma patients. JRMS 2013 Dec;18(12):1067-73
  17. Seyfeli E, Akoğlu S, Karazincir S, Akgül F, Seydaliyeva T, Yalçın F, Duru M. Giant left atrium
    mimicking a right thoracic mass: case report. J Am Geriatric Soc 2006 Jan; 54(1):183-4 (32.5 points
  18. Akoğlu E, Seyfeli E, Akoğlu S, Karazincir S, Okuyucu S, Dağlı AŞ. Retropharyngeal hematoma:
    As a rare complication of anti-coagulant therapy. Ear & Nose Throat Journal. 2008 Mar;87(3):156-
  19. Erden ES, Babayiğit C, Davran R, Akın M, Karazincir S, Isaogullari N, Demirköse M, Genc S.
    Papillary thyroid carcinoma with lung metastasis arising from dyshormonogenetic goiter: A case
    report. Case Reports in Medicine 2013; DOI:10.1155/2013/813167
  20. N Dikmen, S Genc, ​​A Akcay. Evaluation of right heart functions by echocardiography and tissue
    Doppler imaging echocardiography in obese and non-obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Cukurova Medical Journal, 2020, Vol 45 , Issue 4, Pages 1291 – 1301
  1. Genç S, Akpınar O, Akkoçlu A, Uçan ES, Çımrın, Şen M.
    Investigation of G-CSF in the treatment of neutropenia as a complication of chemotherapy. Breathing 1993;18:289-294
  2. Çımrın AH, Genç S., Musal B., Köse T., Akkoçlu A.. The
    orientation of physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of bronchial asthma in İzmir. Breathing 1994; 19: 151-157
  3. Genç Akoğlu S, Sayan M, Uçan ES, Yüce A, Kılınç O, Yuluğ N. The value of IgG, IgM and
    IgA against A60 in serological diagnosis of tuberculosis. Journal of Tuberculosis and Thorax 1999; 47(2):179-
  4. Uçan ES, Kıter G, Abadoğlu Ö, Karlıkaya C, Akoğlu S, Bayındır Ü. Thoracic manifestations of
    Behçet’s disease: Reports of the Turkish Authors. Turkish Respiratory Journal, August 2001; 2(2):
    39-44 (24.5 points)
  5. Sayan M, Genç S, Yüce A, Uçan ES, Yuluğ N.
    IgG and IgG 2 antibody responses to pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine in individuals with asthma chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
    Microbiol Bult 2001;35:91-96
  6. Sayan M, Kılınç O, Yüce A, Uçan ES, Genç S.
    Investigation of seropositivity against atypical pneumonia agents in patients diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia. Microbiology. Bulletin 2003, 37:
  7. Sayan M., Genç S., Yüce A., Uçan ES, Yuluğ N..
    Demonstration of Seroconversion by ELISA in Individuals Vaccinated with Influenza Virus Vaccine. Journal of Infection 2005, 19(1):25-29
  8. Akoğlu S, Uçan ES, Çelik G., Şener G., Sevinç C., Kılınç O., Itil O.
    Tracheobronchial anomalies and variations detected during bronchoscopy. Thorax Journal. August 2006; 7(2): 84-87
  9. Karazincir S, Akoğlu S, Güler H, Balcı A, Babayiğit C, Eğilmez E. Evaluation
    of early lung involvement with high resolution
    computed tomography in asymptomatic and nonsmoking patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Tuberculosis and Thorax 2009; 57(1): 14-21
  10. Turhan E, İnandı T, Özer C, Akoğlu S. Substance use, violence and some
    psychological characteristics in university students. Turkish Journal of Public Health 2011;9(1):33-44
  11. Doğru S, Kanat F, Özer F, Maden E, Akoğlu S, Babayiğit C. The
    relationship between susceptibility to asthma attacks due to known risk factors and patient age. Turkish Thoracic Journal 2013; 14:141-8
  12. Erden EŞ, Yengil E, Tuncel E, Kayım Bilgiç H, Demirköse M, Motor S, Genç S.
    Investigation of the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and mean platelet volume. Journal of Clinical
    and Experimental Investigations 2013; 4(4): 492-496
  13. Turkish Mesothelioma Working Group.( Metintaş M, Batırel HF, Zamani A, Yılmaz Demirci N,
    Saygı A, Kara V, Ak G, …. Genç S….) Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Turkey Standards
    Guide. Eurasian J Pulmonol 2015; 17(Suppl 1): S1-S21
  14. Oral Tapan Ö, Genç S, Tapan U, Özgen Alpaydın A, İtil BO. Approaches of Chest Diseases
    Specialists in Izmir Province to Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. J Turk Sleep
    Med 2016;3:14-19
  15. Genç S, Uçan ES, Bahar H, Akkoçlu A, Çımrın AH. Thrombocytopenia due to rifampicin.
    Journal of Tuberculosis and Thorax 1994; 42(2):145-146 Akoğlu S, Babayiğit C, Karazincir S, Balcı A,
    Hanta İ. A case of ankylosing spondylitis who developed tuberculous pleurisy due to TNF alpha antagonist use
    . Journal of Tuberculosis and Thorax 2008; 56(4): 448-452
  16. Karazincir S, Babayiğit C, Balcı A, Akoğlu S, Seyfeli E, Sunbas H.
    Delayed diagnosis in a patient with bronchiectasis: Swyer-James / MacLeod Syndrome. Respiration.2007;9(1):55-57
  17. Akoglu S, Kaya H, Seyfeli E, Babayigit C, Akgül F, Karazincir S, Asilyoruk S. The Effectiveness
    of Long-term Inhaled Iloprost in Addition to Oral Sildenafil Treatment in Severe Pulmonary
    Hypertension Associated with Sickle Cell Disease Turkish Respiratory Journal 2007; 8(1): 23- 26
  18. Akoglu Genç S, Özer B, Babayiğit C, Balcı A, Karazincir S, Dikmen N. A Case Of Allergic
    Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis With Atypical Clinical Presentation. Journal of Asthma Allergy Immunology
    2012;3: 149-152.
  19. Genç S, Kayım Bilgiç H, Okuyucu EE, Dikmen N, Duman T.
    A Case of Secondary Narcolepsy Presenting with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms. J Turk Sleep Med 2016;3:23-5
  20. Ali Alkan, Deniz Kayis, Serkan Yasar Celik, Selcuk Uylas, Suzan Demir Pektas, Ozge Oral
    Tapan, Ozan Gokdogan, Gorkem Turkkan, Sebahat Gencà and Ozgur Tanriverdi. Management of
    a glottic squamous cell carcinoma with cutaneous metastasis. J Oncol Pharm Practice 2020, Vol.
    26(6) 1495–1498