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Merva Soluk Tekkesin

Department of Tumour Pathology, Institute of Oncology

University of Istanbul, Turkey

0212 414 24 34/34203

Professional biography:

Merva Soluk Tekkesin is an Associate Professor of Oral Pathology at the University of Istanbul, Institute of Oncology. She completed her dental school training in 2003, residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology as well as her PhD was completed in Tumour Pathology at Istanbul University in 2010. Dr. Soluk Tekkesin was an overseas training fellow with GDC registration at King’s College London, Guy’s Hospital, and Department of Oral Pathology between November 2009 - April 2010. She was the first Tier 5 International Training Fellow in Dentistry to complete training in the United Kingdom. Dr. Soluk Tekkesin is a fellow of the Istanbul Dentistry Association, Turkish Pathology Society, Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies-Head and Neck Working Group, International Association of Oral Pathologists, British Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She was the Secretary of the Local Organising Committee of 17thInternational Congress on Oral Pathology and Merva Soluk Tekkesin DDS, PhD Medicine in Istanbul and the secretary of Head and Neck Working Group in Turkey between 2010- 2014.

On January, 2018 Dr. Soluk Tekkesin was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor Title for the duration of 2018-2020 by oral and maxillofacial pathology department of TUMS School of Dentistry.


Research Interests:

  • Odontogenic tumours and cysts

  • Fibro-osseous lesions of the jaw

  • Oral premalignant lesions

  • Experimental pathology


Top Selected publications:

  • Kumral A, Giriş M, Soluk-Tekkeşin M, Olgaç V, Doğru-Abbasoğlu S, Türkoğlu Ü, Uysal M. Effect of olive leaf extract treatment on doxorubicin-induced cardiac, hepatic and renal toxicity in rats (2015). Pathophysiology. 22(2):117-23. doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2015.04.002.

  • Sinanoglu A, Soluk-Tekkesin M, Olgac V. Cyclooxygenase-2 and Ki67 Expression in Oral Leukoplakia: a Clinicopathological Study (2015). J Oral Maxillofac Res. 30;6(2):e3. doi: 10.5037/jomr.2015.6203.

  • Bingül İ, Başaran-Küçükgergin C, Aydın AF, Soluk-Tekkeşin M, Olgaç V, Doğru-Abbasoğlu S, Uysal M. Blueberry treatment attenuated cirrhotic and preneoplastic lesions and oxidative stress in the liver of diethylnitrosamine-treated rats (2015). Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. pii: 0394632015621319

  • Bolukbasi N, Balcioglu HA, Ozkan BT, Tekkesin MS, Ustek D (2014). Topical Single-dose Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor has no effect on Soft Tissue Healing. North American journal of medical sciences, 6(10):505-9. Doi: 10.4103/1947-2714.143281.

  • Tuna EB, Arai K, Tekkesin MS, Seymen F, Gencay K, Kuboyama N, Maeda T (2014). Effect of fibroblast growth factor and enamel matrix derivative treatment on root resorption after delayed replantation. Dental Traumatology, Doi: 10.1111/edt.12141.

  • Etit D, Tan A, Bakir K, Cakalagaoglu F, Elagoz S, Elpek GO, Han O, Han U, Hucumenoglu S, Koybasioglu F, Kucuk U, Kulacoglu S, Paker I, Sarioglu S, Seckin S, Tekkesin MS, Uguz A, Unal T, Gunhan O. Interobserver agreement in salivary gland neoplasms by telepathology: An analysis of 47 cases. (2013) Anal Quant Cytopathol Histpathol. 35(2):114-20.

  • Selvi F, Tekkesin MS, Cakarer S, Isler SC, Keskin C. Keratocystic odontogenic tumors: predictive factors of recurrence by Ki-67 and AgNOR labelling. (2012). Int J Med Sci. 9(4):262- 8. doi: 10.7150/ijms.4243.

  • Soluk Tekkesin M, Pehlivan S, Olgac V, Aksakallı N, Alatli C. Clinical and histopathological investigation of odontomas: review of the literature and presentation of 160 cases (2012). J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 70(6):1358-61. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2011.05.024

  • Tekkesin MS, Olgac V, Aksakalli N, Alatli C.Odontogenic and nonodontogenic cysts in Istanbul: analysis of 5088 cases (2012). Head Neck. 34(6):852-5. doi: 10.1002/hed.21820.

  • Soluk Tekkeşın M, Mutlu S, Olgaç V. Expressions of bax, bcl-2 and Ki-67 in odontogenic keratocysts (Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor) in comparison with ameloblastomas and radicular cysts (2012). Turk Patoloji Derg. 28(1):49-55. doi: 10.5146/tjpath.2012.01097.



During her presence at TUMS, Dr. Soluk Tekkesin had a One-day workshop on odontogenic and bone tumors in oral and maxillofacial pathology department in January, 2018. She presented recently published WHO Classification 2017 of Head and Neck Tumors, regarding the most important alterations. About 20 participants including Dean of the School, Prof. Dr. Rokn, Head of the Department, Dr. Baghaei, Vice-Dean for International Affairs, Dr. Aminishakib participated in the workshop. About 20 participants including Dean of the School, Prof. Dr. Rokn, Head of the Department, Dr. Baghaei, Vice-Dean for International Affairs, Dr. Aminishakib participated in the workshop. 



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