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Department of haematology with bone marrow transplant centre

Prof. Dr. Sebnem İzmir Guner
haematology, bone marrow transplantation

About the department

The department of haematology with bone marrow transplant centre at Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul is dedicated to accurately diagnosing and effectively treating benign and malignant blood diseases. The department is the leading highly specialized medical institution in bone marrow transplantation. This procedure is indicated for patients with leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and aplastic anaemia. The bone marrow transplantation centre complies with all current standards of modern medicine and the criteria of the European organization JACIE, which accredits hospitals specializing in this procedure. The department's specialists have the necessary resources for high-quality bone marrow transplantation. They regularly demonstrate high treatment success rates, which leading clinics can envy in developed countries. The department's haematologists use in their daily practice a progressive technological base and effective drugs of the latest generation for successful treatment of diseases of their profile. An integrated approach to treating each problem in haematology or haematological oncology also plays an essential role in achieving a successful therapeutic result.

The department's priorities include treating lymphomas (Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas), multiple myeloma, and acute and chronic leukaemia. Patients with malignant neoplasms of the blood receive the most effective chemotherapy regimens, which allow doctors to achieve brilliant therapeutic results even in complicated clinical cases.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Aplastic anaemia
  • Hemolytic anaemia
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Megaloblastic (pernicious anemia)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Acute lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Myeloproliferative diseases
  • Haemophilia
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Blood clotting disorders (coagulopathy)


  • Anamnesis 
  • White blood cell count (WBC)
  • Red blood cell count (RBC)
  • Platelet count
  • Hematocrit red blood cell volume 
  • Haemoglobin concentration (HB)
  • Differential white blood count
  • Prothrombin time
  • Partial thromboplastin time
  • International normalized ratio
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Other diagnostic tests


  • Drug therapy 
  • Autologous bone marrow transplant 
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Cytostatic therapy 
  • Radiotherapy
  • Blood transfusion 
  • Vitamin therapy (B12, Fe) 
  • Other treatment services 
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Doctor profile


  • 2006 - 2009 Master in Management, Institute of Health Sciences, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2003 - 2006 Specialized training in Hematology, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1995 - 2000 Training in Internal Medicine, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1987 - 1993 Study of Human Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Since 2019 Head of the Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2016 - 2018 Founder and Chief Physician, Department of Hematology with Bone Marrow Transplantation Center and Apheresis Center, Şişli Kolan International Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010 - 2016 Founder and Chief Physician, Department of Hematology with Bone Marrow Transplant Center and Apheresis Center, Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2006 - 2010 Founder and Chief Physician, Department of Hematology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000 - 2003 Specialist in Internal Medicine, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Turkish Society of Hematology
  • Turkish Society of Apheresis
  • Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
  • Turkish Association for the Study of the Liver
  • Turkish Association of Internists
  • Turkish Medical Association
  • 2016 Incentive Poster Award, Hematologic Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Symposium
  • 2014 Incentive Poster Award, 9th National Apheresis Congress
  • 2006 Industry Award of the Turkish Society of Hematology (Roche Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Award), 32nd National Congress of Hematology
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