Dr. Ahmet Helvacioglu (Dr. Helva)
Dr. Helva is one of the premier Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology Specialists in the Southeast. With nearly 40 years of vast experience in his field, Dr. Helva is a trusted professional and is considered to be extremely knowledgeable in the areas of Reproduction and Gynecologic medicine. After completing his Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Chicago, followed by the Fellowship Program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Dr. Helva returned to Turkey and served as an Army Physician for 2 years.
After completing his military service, he founded a full spectrum fertility center at The Pasteur French Hospital in Istanbul, and cared for his patients in Deutsches Krankenhaus and Admiral Bristol Hospitals, while enjoying teaching and the academic atmosphere within the Marmara University Hospital system.
In 1988 Dr. Helva re-located to Mobile, AL, to become a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Alabama, in The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He continued to teach at the University through 1997 and published numerous medical research articles, and book chapters. In 1997, Dr. Helva formed Gynecology and Infertility Associates, P.C. in Fairhope, AL to offer comprehensive and compassionate medical care and skilled minimally invasive surgical techniques, perfected in infertility surgeries, to all aspects of gynecological care and continues to serve the South Alabama community as a leader in this sub-specialized field.
Dr. Helva is board certified by ABOG and holds medical licenses in the States of Illinois, Alabama, and Michigan and in Turkey. Since 1988, he has served in over 20 healthcare committees in Alabama including many at the University of South Alabama and Thomas Hospital. While continuing to serve as a visiting professor in his native Turkey from 1991-1995 and administering eight research grants, Dr. Helva published more than 40 articles, presented numerous abstracts and wrote 7 book chapters. Since 1999 he has given numerous lectures within the states of Alabama and Florida for various medical societies and communities, and plans to continue to do so as long as he is practicing medicine.
He is an active staff member at Thomas Hospital, consulting medical staff at The University of South Alabama, and Providence Hospital in Mobile. He has also participated as an active Advisory Board Member for multiple Pharmaceutical Companies.
Dr Helva is a proud citizen of USA, a grandfather, father, husband, and continues to serve this great community through Rotary International. His motto is “first do no harm“ (primum non nocere).
Kittie Helvacioglu (Helva), RN, MSN, WHNP
Kittie Helva has been providing care for patients in the greater Fairhope area at Gynecology and Infertility Specialists, P.C. since 2007. She provides care for women seeking contraception, hormone replacement therapy, annual examination, weight loss, medical aspects of coping with life issues and non-surgical gynecological problems.
Beginning her career as a Registered Nurse (RN), Kittie has worked in obstetrics and gynecology for nearly thirty years. Having served as a Staff RN in the labor and delivery ward for fifteen years, Kittie was appointed Director of The Birth Center at Thomas Hospital in 1998. This was a fifteen-bed facility that performed approximately 900 deliveries every year. Assuming full responsibility for staff recruitment, education, evaluation, counseling, budget, JCAHO requirements, grant proposals, performance management, managing bed assignments and staffing needs at the hospital, this nursing unit earned greater than 95% patient satisfaction scores and received the highest awards of any other department under Kittie’s tenure as Director. She resigned from this position in 2002 to pursue her Masters in Nursing, but continued to work for Thomas Hospital as a Staff RN through 2005.
Kittie holds her Diploma in Nursing from Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, San Antonio, Texas, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from the University of South Alabama.