Frontiers of The Spinal Surgery


  • İ. Teoman BENLİ

Received Date: 11.07.2016 Accepted Date: 11.08.2016 J Turk Spinal Surg 2016;27(4):267-278

Prof. Dr. Necdet Altun was born in February 13, 1957, in Artvin. In 1975, he started his education in Ankara University Faculty of Medicine. He started his speciality education in Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. In May, 1987, he became specialist and one year later, he turned back as assistant professor to the clinic where he became specialist. In 1994, he became associate professor, and professor in 2000. He became founder and developer of Spinal Surgery in Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. He conveyed his knowledge and accumulation about spinal surgery in various cities of United States of America and Europa. For a period of time, he was in board membership of Turkish Spinal Association. In this period of time, he published his “Degenerative Spinal Diseases” book that he performed its editorship with Tarık Yazar. He was assistant of Mr. Emin Alıcı who is founder and editor of our journal which is media organ of our association for a long time. He performed co-chairman duty of Tenth Turkish Spinal Congress. Prof. Dr. Necdet Altun who had many international publication, trained many students and Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Specialists and Spinal Surgeons. After 2005, he started to work with Prof. Dr. Ali Şehirlioğlu. Prof. Altun is a real frontier of Turkish Spinal Surgery with his scientific contributions and for everyone he is a close friend and he is holded in high honor in Spinal family by being warm-heartedness, the most colored and the most heartfelt person with his social aspects and personality.

Keywords: Prof. Dr. Necdet Altun, Degenerative Spinal Diseases, Tuberculosis spondylitis, Scoliosis, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine