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Melek Güneş Yavuzer completed her undergraduate education at Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in 1992, her specialty in medicine at Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1996, and her PhD at the University of Erasmus in 2006.

Between 1998-1999 and 2003-2004, she participated in post-specialist clinical practice and scientific research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA. Yavuzer, who worked as a specialist medical doctor and faculty member at Ankara University Medical Faculty Hospitals, established the Walk Analysis Laboratory in 1997 with the support of the State Planning Organization. She received the European Board Certificate in her field in 2004. In 2010, she started to work as a faculty member at Haliç University.

Yavuzer, who continues her profession in private centers as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist in Istanbul also founded Ulus Liv Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic in 2013. She worked in Romatem Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospitals between 2013-2015. Yavuzer, who has been working as the Director of School of Health Sciences at Haliç University since 2015, served as the Director of the Institute of Health Sciences between 2015-2017 and vice-rector between 2019-2020. She has been a member of the Haliç University Non-Interventional Scientific Research Ethics Committee since 2014 and has been the chairman since 2018.

Yavuzer, a member of reputable national and international associations in her field, is a member of the editorial board in journals indexed in SCI and SCI-expanded. She was on the organizing committee of national and international congresses. She works as a manager and consultant in Tübitak projects.

She teaches kinesiology and biomechanics, scientific research methods and statistics courses in addition to physical medicine and rehabilitation clinical courses at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Faculties in Istanbul. Her primary research topics are neurological rehabilitation and gait analysis. Yavuzer has 73 publications in journals indexed in scopus and her h index is 25.

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