|Sevda graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (London, UK) in 2008 and completed her training in Renal Medicine across several North London hospitals, including the Royal London Hospital and the West London Renal and Transplant Centre. She undertook a successful period of research at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, looking at the HLA antibody response to blood transfusion post-transplant. Her research led to several landmark publications and, importantly, changed clinic practice. As a trainee, she attended several ESOT events and joined the Young Professionals in Transplantation group as a very active member, so much so that she went on to become its Chair. She took up her post as a substantive consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust in London in March 2021, with a specific focus in renal transplantation and ongoing research development.
Even more than her brilliant mind and promising academic career, however, Sevda was loved for her abundant enthusiasm, extreme loyalty, and endless quest for excellence and equity in the care she provided. She was strong, passionate and kind-hearted, with the most infectious laugh. She saw potential in everything and everyone, and constantly sought to improve the world around her. She inspired us all to be better and will leave a huge void in the European Transplant community.
She leaves behind her parents, sister and brother.
Her family have created a page in her memory: