A graduate of the Ankara University School of Medicine (1989), Hande Arslan completed her training at the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in 1996. She trained at the Virology Department of the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, focusing on CMV diagnosis methodology and viral culture methods, in addition to her studies on PCR techniques at the Virology Research Laboratory of the New York Blood Center.
Hande Arslan specializes in infections in solid-organ transplant patients, antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial stewardship. She is an active member in various medical societies including the Turkish Organ Transplantation Society (“TOND”) where she currently heads the Transplant Infectious Diseases Study Group, the Transplantation Society, the Middle East Transplantation Society, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the Febrile Neutropenia Society of Turkey, the Antibiotic and Chemotherapy Society, the Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (“KLIMIK”), and the Turkish Society of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Specialists (“EKMUD”). She has been cited as an author in over 130 peer reviewed publications.
She leads the Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Başkent University School of Medicine, in Ankara Turkey as the head of department since 1996.