Frontiers of Spinal Surgery


  • Nurullah ERMİŞ
  • Kaan ERLER
  • İ. Teoman BENLİ

Received Date: 01.09.2017 Accepted Date: 20.09.2017 J Turk Spinal Surg 2017;28(4):283-288

Prof. Dr. Can Solakoğlu was born in 1962 in İstanbul. He was the oldest son of his family. Since his father was an Officer, he had been in different locations in Turkey until he entered to Kuleli Military High School. After graduation from this school with an honor degree in 1980, he became a military Medical Student at Ataturk University in Erzurum, later he transferred to Gülhane Military Medical Faculty of Medicine in Ankara. After graduation in 1986, he served as a medical doctor for 2 years in Artvin and during this period, he was sent to Military Medical Center in San Antonia - Texas, USA for Public Heath in the field. Started his 4 years specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology in 1990 in GATA. He worked as an Assistant Prof in 1995-1997, GATA Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

He served as an Military Health Attaché at Turkish Embassy,Washington DC in 1997-2000.

He took his Associate Professor degree in Orthopaedics in 2004 at GATA Haydarpaşa Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. His interest in spinal surgery turned to full contribution in this field and has opportunity of becoming a research fellow under the supervision of Ziya Gökaslan John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He became professor at Maltepe University in 2012.

His interest of field and publication mainly focused on Spine and Arthroplasty surgery. He had 65 international, 30 national articles.

Keywords: Prof. Dr. Can Solakoğlu, Spine surgery, GATA, Maltepe University