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Y. Cem Kaplan
Y. Cem Kaplan
Flo medical advisor, Germany
“Knowing that I help to break medical stigmas and make an impact on people’s well-being is what drives me in my daily work.”
  • Flo Health Inc. – Medical advisor, since 2022
  • Ada Health – Medical quality specialist, 2021–2022
  • Ada Health – Medical knowledge engineer, 2019–2021
  • Izmir Katip Celebi (IKC) University – Professor of pharmacology, 2011–2019
  • IKC University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital – Physician and head consultant in clinical pharmacology and toxicology, 2011–2019
  • Izmir Teratology Information and Research Center – Founder, director, and lead researcher, 2011–2019
  • Frontiers in Psychiatry – Associate editor for the perinatal psychiatry section, 2022  
  • BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth – Editorial board member, 2020–2022
Awards and achievements
  • Author of over 60 peer-reviewed papers, the majority of which focus on medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Areas of expertise
  • Medication use during pregnancy and lactation
  • Wearables
  • Medical testing
  • Clinical safety assessment of digital tools
  • Symptom checkers
“My goal in medicine has always been to empower people to take care of their health by translating medical knowledge into individually tailored information — and healthtech is the perfect place to accomplish this. I feel fully aligned with Flo’s core mission to empower users to prioritize their health and am amazed by the huge impact we can make through the app.”
— Y. Cem Kaplan
  • The Hospital for Sick Children, Motherisk program – Fellowship, 2014–2015
  • Dokuz Eylul University – Degree in clinical pharmacology and toxicology, 2007
  • Hacettepe University – Medical degree, 2002
Academic memberships
  • European Network of Teratology Information Services
  • Turkish Pharmacology Society
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