Mr. Özel is a practicing paramedic, researcher and educator in Atlantic Canada.
He served as the President of Turkish Paramedic Association in the past.
He is co-editor of the first comprehensive Turkish Paramedic Textbook as well as author in several other international paramedic titles.
He assumes coordinator roles in various internationally recognized resuscitation and trauma education programs.
His clinical and research interests include resuscitation science, air medicine, and performance improvement.