DOCTORS SHARE THE SAME TEACHER: All three doctors which have conducted the three face transplants which have taken place in Turkey were all trained in the same clinic. Dr. Ömer Özkan, Dr. Serdar Nafiz Nasır and most recently Dr. Selahattin Özmen were all students of face transplant expert Dr. Maria Siemionow at Cleveland University. Every year since 1995, Siemionow has had a Turkish doctor assistant. According to Siemionow, Turkish physicians are extremely hardworking and talented, which is why she supposedly prefers them.
Hatice Nergis was awoken by doctors yesterday morning and was then taken off respiratory support. Her doctors say she is recovering well, is writing down her needs and has even walked a bit today. Nergis will be accompanied by psychiatrists when she sees her new face for the first time, which will take place when she feels ready.
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