Tugce graduated from Istanbul University Medical Faculty in 1997 after which she pursued a career in reproductive endocrinology, clinical embryology and pre- implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
Dr Pehlivan initially worked as a research fellow at Yale University, participating in the research of Reproductive Endocrinology. She then commenced her PhD in 2001 whilst working in a clinic affiliated with the University of Valencia, Spain. Following this, Tugce spent 7 years working in the pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) clinical embryology laboratories, performing approximately 4,000 cycles annually.
Before joining CREATE Fertility, Tucge was instrumental in the opening of an IVF Clinic in Istanbul-Turkey, where she was responsible for setting up the laboratories, working as Director of IVF and andrology Laboratories.
She is a highly experienced embryologist with attention to detail for achieving high success rates. She is also experienced in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) procedures.