Our Medical Specialties Doctors
Hemen Arayın

Expertise & Areas of interest

  • Infection control
  • Febrile neutropenia
  • Nosocomial infections
  • Travel diseases
  • Community-associated infections

Foreign Languages

  • French 



Elif Hakko, MD, completed her education at Marmara University Medical School. She completed her specialty education in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical School.  Hakko, MD, has been working as an infectious disease specialist at Anadolu Medical Center since 2005. 



Marmara University Medical School, Istanbul 

Specialty Education 

Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical School, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Istanbul

Marmara University Medical Sciences Institute, Hospital Management Master’s Programme, Istanbul

Institutional Memberships

Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 

Kocaeli Medical Chamber 


1) Ozaras R, Mete B, Hakko E, Mert A, Bilir M, Akman C, Ozturk R. Primary antiphospholipid syndrome: a cause of fever of unknown origin. Intern Med. 2003 Apr;42(4):358-61. Review.
2) Ozaras R, Mert A, Hakko E, Tabak F, Ozturk R. Pulmonary, cerebral, and soft tissue nocardiosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Apr;4(4):222.
3) Hakko E, Mete B, Ozaras R, Tabak F, Ozturk R, Mert A.  Levofloxacin-related delirium. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 
4) Mete B, Hakko E, Ozaras R, Ergin S, Yılmaz MH, Mert A, Öztürk R, Tabak F. Herpes encephalitis: 2 case presentations.  Flora 2003;8(3),232-236.
5) Tabak F, Hakko E, Mete B, Ozaras R, Mert A, Ozturk R. Is family Screening Necessary in Brucellosis. Infection. 2008 Dec;36(6):575-7. Epub 2008 Nov 14 
6) Ozdamar M, Turkoglu S, Hakko E, Bozbas A, Calangu S. Cyclospora cayetanensis infection in two patients with normal immune system in Istanbul. Flora 2007;12 (4):211-214. 
8) Hakko E, Ozdamar M, Turkoglu S, Calangu S. Acute Prostatitis As An Uncommon Presentation Of Brucellosis BMJ Case Reports 2009
9) Berçot B, Poirel L, Ozdamar M, Hakko E, Turkoglu S, Nordmann P. Low prevalance of 16S methylase among extended-spectrum-â-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae from a Turkish hospital. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Apr;65(4):797-8.
10) Ozdamar M, Hakko E, Turkoglu S. High occurence of cyclosporiasis in İstanbul, Turkey, during a dry and warm summer Parasit Vectors. 2010 Apr 23;3:39.
11) Hakko E, Rasa K, Karaman ID, Enunlu T, Cakmakci M. Low rate of compliance with hand hygiene before glove use. Am J Infect Control. 2011 Feb;39(1):82-3. 
12) Mete B, Tabak O, Sili U, Uzun H, Gelisgen R, Hakko E, Ozaras R, Tabak F. Serum cytokine levels in asymptomatic Brucella seropositive individuals. Health MED 2013: 3 ;900-902
13) Hakko E, Ozkan HA, Karaman K, Gulbas Z. Analysis of cerebral toxoplasmosis in a series of 170 allogeneic hematopoetic stem cell transplantation. Transplant Infect Dis. 2013;15:575-80
14) Labarca J, Poirel L, Ozdamar M, Turkoglu S, Hakko E, Nordmann P. New Microbes New Infect. 2014; 2: 50-1
15) Hakko E, Guvenc S, Karaman I, Cakmak A, Erdem T, Cakmakci M. Long-term sustainability of zero central-line associated bloodstream infections is possible with high compliance with care bundle elements. EMJH Vol 21 No:4 2015 


1. ECCMID 2003: Parasites in nosocomial diarrhea: are they underestimated? 
2. ECCMID 2004: Fusidic acid resistance in 1208 isolates of Staphylococci
3. ECCMID 2008: Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis in Istanbul, Turkey during an extremely dry and warm summer
4. ECCMID 2009: Comparison of hand hygiene between nurses and physicians
5. EPİDEMİCS:  Report on Pandemic H1N1 influenza virus infection in Turkey; Experience upon diagnosis and epdemiology in Private Hospital Practice setting as a mid-November 2009
6. ICAAC 2009: Co-occurence of plasmid-mediated RmtB 16S methylase and QepA efflux pump in a CTX-M-15-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae from Turkey. 
7. 8th World Congress on Trauma, Shock, Inflamation and Sepsis.2010. Improving the quality of perioperative antimicrobial through active surveillance


1. Aknem Journal 2001: Plasma coagulase characteristics associated with staphylococci produced in various clinic specimens, and resistance to gentamicin with oxacilline. 
2. Turkish Microbiology Congress 2002: Antibiotic sensitivities of non-fermentative origins isolated from intensive care
3. Klimik 2003: Resistance to penicillin of viridans streptococci produced from hemocultures
4. Klimik 2003: Evaluation of blood culture positivity and risk factors for 6 months at the Burns Unit of Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical School 
5. Klimik 2003: Abscess associated with Nocardiosis in a cerebral, pulmonary, soft tissue in a patient with Behçet Syndrome
6. Klimik 2003: Delirium caused by levofloxacine. 
7. Gastroenterology: Cyclospora cayetenensis detected in 2 patients with normal immune systems 
8. Ankem 2007: Determination of Influenza prevalence using rapid antigen test in Istanbul and Kocaeli. 
9. Klimik 2007: Determination of prevalence of streptococcal pharyngitis using antigen test and throat culture in adolescents and adults in Istanbul and Kocaeli. 
10. Patoloji 2009: Medullary carcinoma and metastatic lesions imitating renal abscess: A case presentation
11. Klimud 2011: Primary retroperitoneal abscess in a patient with normal immune system caused by Mycobacterium lentiflavum.
12. Turkish Microbiology Congress 2012: Screening high-risk patients in terms of bacteria producing extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemease 


1. Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (including TB) Reese and Betts’ A Practical Approach to Infectious Diseases. 
2. The Merck Manual Diagnosis/Treatment Manual Infectious Diseases


Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Editor: Prof Dr.Fehmi Tabak. Chapter 8. SARS.  
Course Participations
Family Planning and Intrauterine Device Insertion, 1999 
Turkish Medical Association, Central Council, Occupational Physician Certificate, 2001
İnfeksiyon Kış Okulu 2002, Infection Winter School, 2002
İnfeksiyon Okulu 2005 Infection School, 2005
ESCMID/SHEA Training Course in Hospital Epidemiology 2004 – 2006 ESCMID/SHEA Training Course in Hospital Epidemiology 2004 – 2006
ESCMID Summer School 2007, 2009, 2010 ESCMID Summer School 2007, 2009, 2010
ESCMID Antimicrobial Stewardship 2012 ESCMID Antimicrobial Stewardship 2012

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