Prof. Uğur Emrah Altıparmak, MD, FICO is a graduate of Hacettepe University Medical School Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Altiparmak trained as a resident in the Ministry of Health Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. During his residency, he followed a mini-fellowship at Meir Hospital, Tel-Aviv University, School of Medicine, with emphasis on Anterior Segment diseases and Cataract Surgery. Afterwards he completed a clinical fellowship at Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan in Neuro-ophthalmology.
After completion of his fellowship, Dr. Altıparmak returned to the Ministry of Health Ankara Research and Training Hospital, where he practiced Anterior Segment Surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology and was actively involved in resident training until 2012.
He joined Acibadem Healthcare Group in 2012 and started practicing in Ankara Acibadem Hospital. Between 2013 and 2019, he was a Faculty of Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology.
He is currently working solely at Ankara Acibadem Hospital. His practice involves General Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Surgery and Neuro-Ophthalmology. His practice started to focus on General Ophthalmology with emphasis on refractive problems of families and children in later years. Being in the service of many families with children, he witnessed the rise of myopia and high myopia prevalence among his patients. In an attempt to increase the quality of his myopia management practice, he increased communication with colleagues working on myopia management, and took part in the Myopia Management Course driven by Brian Holden Vision Institute.
Currently, Dr. Altıparmak is certified to practice Medicine and Ophthalmology in Turkey. He is also ECFMG certified and was awarded FICO certificate (by International Council of Ophthalmology).