Rabia Kahveci is the current and founding Chair of Turkish Evidence Based Medicine Association. She was graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 1999. She was specialized on family medicine in Ankara Training and Research Hospital, had master’s degree of Health Technology Assessment and Management in Rome, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and had associate degree of Management of Health Care Institutions in Eskisehir Anatolian University. Dr Kahveci, in relation to HTA, completed certificate programs on Epidemiology (Montreal University), Management of Health care Institutions, Ethics, Law and Sociology (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Economic Evaluations and Health Policy Analysis (University of Barcelona) and Clinical Decision-making (University of Ottawa). She represented Turkish young family doctors in European Vasco da Gama Movement in 2006 and was also appointed as PFPS (Patients for Patient Safety) champion by WHO in 2007.
She worked in Ministry of Health, Directorate of Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacies between 2007-2010, as a member of Medical and Economical Evaluation Committee and Reimbursement Committee for Drugs, where she promoted HTA for reimbursement decisions. Dr Kahveci works as an Associate Professor of Family Medicine in Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital since 2010. She started Hospital-based HTA in the same hospital and has been the founding and current Chair of ANHTA, which is the first hospital based HTA unit in Turkey. She was elected as HTAi (Health Technology Assessment International) Director in 2014. Dr Kahveci is the Chair of Developing Countries Interest Subgroup, steering committee member of HTAi Early Career Network and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee in the same society. She speaks English (advanced) and French (intermediate) and married, with two children