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Associate Professor Dr. Ümit GÖRKEM, MD

Associate Professor Dr. Ümit GÖRKEM, MD is the Clinical Director of IVF Center at Erol Olçok Education and Research Hospital, Çorum. Following medical school graduation at Hacettepe University, he did his residency training in OB/GYN at Zekai Tahir Burak Maternal Hospital, Ankara during 1991-1995.

Associate Professor Dr. Ümit GÖRKEM is considerably interested in reproductive endocrinology and IVF while performing his clinical practice.  He was succesfully achieved the sertification education by the Ministry of Healthy on 2013. He was founded the IVF Center of Erol Olçok Education and Research Hospital, Çorum and managed  the  center with his  co-workers at  this institution by this time. 

Dr. Görkem has published over 70 original articles, ,12 book chapters, 70 presentations and has managed 12 scientific projects at the moment. He is a member of numerous medical organizations, including Turkish Society of Reproductive Medicine (TSRM), Turkish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (TJOD). Also, he is former president of Çorum Medical Chamber and Çorum Branch of TJOD.


Assisted reproductive technology (ART)

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) includes medical procedures used primarily to address infertility. This subject involves procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), cryopreservation of gametes or embryos, and/or the use of fertility medication.

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm in vitro. The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman's ovulatory process, removing an ovumor ova (egg oreggs) from her ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a culture medium or via injecting the sperm into the egg (microinjection) in a laboratory condition. After the fertilised egg (zygote) undergoes embryo culture for 2–6 days, it is transferred by catheter into the uterus, with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.

Cryopreservation of embryos is the process of preserving an embryo at sub-zero temperatures, generally at an embryogenesis stage corresponding to pre-implantation, that is, from fertilisation to the blastocyst stage.