Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Prof. Ayhan Kuzu M.D.
President

Ayhan Kuzu was born in Ankara in 1963. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education at the Turkish Education Association Ankara College. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in 1986.

Between 1991-1992, he worked as a general surgery specialist and research assistant in the Department of General Surgery at Leeds University School of Medicine in England. He received the title of General Surgery Specialist in 1993.

In 1998, he was appointed as a specialist to Ankara University Faculty of Medicine General Surgery Clinic. He was awarded the title of Associate Professor in November 1999 and Professor in May 2005.

Ayhan Kuzu, who has more than 150 articles in total, 77 of which have been published in international journals, has undertaken the task of representing our country many times as a guest speaker and panelist in international congresses as well as writing scientific papers.


Prof. Tahsin Çolak M.D.
Vice President and Journal Supervisor

Tahsin Çolak completed his undergraduate education at Ege University Faculty of Medicine and his specialty education in the Department of General Surgery of Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine. He is still working in Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery.


Prof. Emre Balık M.D.
Accountant

Emre Balık was born in 1973 in Gaziantep. He graduated from Gaziantep Anatolian High School in 1991 and from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1997. He completed his general surgery specialty education again at Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine between 1997 and 2002. 

Between 2004 and 2005, he worked in the field of minimally invasive surgery at Columbia University, School of Medicine, in the colorectal surgery department. Between 2002 and 2010, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of General Surgery at Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and in 2010 he earned the title of associate professor.

In 2013, he passed the European Coloproctology proficiency exam. Working as a faculty member at Istanbul Faculty of Medicine until August 2014, Emre Balık has been working as a lecturer at Koç University School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery as of August 2014.


Prof. Feza Yarbuğ Karakayalı M.D.
Secretary General

Feza Karakayalı, born in 1973 in Niğde, graduated from Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine in 1996. She completed her General Surgery education in Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery between 1997-2003. In 2010, she received training in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery and Pelvic Floor Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Colorectal Surgery Department.

Between 2004-2014, she worked as a lecturer in Ankara Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery. She received the title of Associate Professor in the field of General Surgery in 2010 and the title of Professor in the field of General Surgery in 2015. She has been working as a General Surgery Faculty Member at Başkent University Istanbul Hospital since September 2014.


Prof. İlker Sücüllü M.D.
Web / Social Media Supervisor

İlker Sücüllü was born in 1972 in Denizli. From the GATA Military Medical Faculty in 1996, he graduated with the rank of G. Ml. Lieutenant. He completed his General Surgery Specialization training at GATA Haydarpaşa Training Hospital General Surgery Service between 1999-2004. He worked as a General Surgery Specialist in Ankara Gendarmerie Hospital and as a Chief Physician in Şırnak Military Hospital.

In 2006, he took up the position of Assistant Professor at GATA Haydarpaşa Training Hospital General Surgery Service. In 2010, he received training in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery and Pelvic Floor Diseases in the Cleveland Clinic Colorectal Surgery department. He became Associate Professor in 2011 and Professor in 2017. Since January 2020, he has been working as a General Surgery Faculty Member at Medipol University Pendik Hospital.


Prof. Bilgi Baca M.D.
Courses Supervisor

Bilgi Baca who graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1996, completed his Specialization Training in Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery in 2003 with his thesis titled 'Can mechanical bowel cleaning before infrarenal aortic surgery reduce colonic ischemia / reperfusion damage?' Bilgi Baca received his Associate Professorship in 2009 from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery.

In 2009 and 2010, he increased his experience by working in the Department of Colorectal Surgery (Colon and Rectal Surgery) at the Keck School of Medicine, Southern California University in Los Angeles, which has a reputable place in its field. Simultaneously, he attended courses and congresses organized by experts of General Surgery operations. After his experience abroad, he continued his profession and academic career in his country.

Bilgi Baca who got his Professorship in Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, is currently working as a faculty member at Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery and as the Head of the Department of General Surgery at Acıbadem University Altunizade Hospital.


Prof. Mustafa Öncel M.D.
International Relations

Mustafa Öncel graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1993. He completed his general surgery specialization at Kartal Training and Research Hospital between 1995-1999. He worked as a Research Associate at the Department of Colorectal Surgery in Cleveland Clinic (Ohio, USA) between 1999-2002. In 2002, he won the 'best research fellow' award at the same center.

In 2002, he started working in general surgery, but especially in the areas of colon, cancer and minimally invasive surgery where he still continues to work in. He became associate professor in 2004 and professor in 2009. Between 2004-2012, he worked as a clinic chief and then was in charge of education and administration at Kartal Training and Research Hospital. He was certified in the field of Oncological Surgery in 2007 by the Turkish Ministry of Health. He passed the exam organized by the European Coloproctology Board and was certified as a Colorectal Surgeon in 2007.

He resigned from the civil service and started to work as the head of the Department of General Surgery at Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Medicine in 2012. He was elected to the board of directors of the Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery in 2016 and carried out projects within the organization for the popularization of colorectal surgery knowledge. He authored more than 70 clinical and preclinical articles in national and international journals and books.

He made more than 40 assertions and presentations in various congresses and courses. He has been a member of international associations such as the European Society of Coloproctology, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and Eurasia Coloproctology Technologies Association (founding member). He has been awarded by some non-governmental organizations for his contribution to the level of social health. He currently serves in the fields of cancer surgery, treatment of colon and rectal diseases, and laparoscopic surgery as the Head of the General Surgery Department at Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Medicine Medipol Mega University Hospital.


Prof. Ersin Öztürk M.D.
Public Relations

Ersin Öztürk, who was born in Bursa in 1974, graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 1992 after completing his primary, secondary and high school education in Bursa. He started with his first choice in TUS (Exam for Specialty in Medicine), Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery in 2000, he became a specialist in 2005, Assistant Professor in 2009 and Associate Professor in 2011 at the same clinic. He completed his doctorate at Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology between 2005-2009.

He worked as a research fellow in The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio for one year in 2008. In 2012, he received a sub-specialty in Surgical Oncology. In 2014, he successfully completed the exams in Barcelona and received the European Board of Surgery Qualification in Coloproctology (EBSQ-c) certificate. In 2019, he was appointed as a Professor at KTO Karatay University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery.

Ersin Öztürk has 56 articles published in journals recognized by international indexes and 16 articles published in national peer-reviewed journals. He has 35 papers presented at international congresses and 55 presentations at national congresses. One of these works received awards in international and seven in national congresses. He received the Turkish Surgical Competence Certificate in 2005 and was recertified in 2015.

 


Prof. Cem Terzi M.D.
Member

Cem Terzi was born in 1962 in Ankara. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He became a general surgery specialist in Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital in 1992. He worked as a researcher and surgery specialist at Southamptan Faculty of Medicine Hospital in England for 2 years. Cem Terzi received the document (General Medical Council full registration in the United Kingdom) in 1997, that granted him the right to work as a doctor in England.

He became assistant professor in 1999, associate professor in 2000 and professor in 2005 at Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. He retired in 2018 and started working as a freelance physician. He still works in his office in Izmir.

 

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