Editorial Board


M.D., Prof. Metin ÖZALAY
Ortogrup Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic, Adana, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Metin Özalay is Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. He graduated from Hacettepe University School of Medicine (education in english) Ankara, Turkey in 1994. He was trained in Gazi University Orthopaedics and Traumatology between years 1994-2000 in Ankara. He then worked as Assistan Professor in Baskent University Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Medicine (2000-2006) in Adana. He became Associated Professor (2006) and Professor (2012) in Baskent University Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Adana.

He did speciality training in spine surgery. He made his fellowship in Istanbul Spine Center, Istanbul Florance Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul-2001 with Professor Dr Azmi Hamzaoğlu, SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Spine Center, Karlsbad, Germany, June 2004 with Prof. Dr. Jurgen Harms, University of Texas, Medical Faculty, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, USA Orthopedic Oncology, Spine Surgery , “Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research Foundation, January 2007 with Rex A.W. Marco, MD and GICD Fellowship (IGASS) June 2006, Paris, France with Prof Philippe Bancel; Berc Sur Mer, France with Dr. Daniel Chopin, Barcelona, Spain with Dr. Carlos Villaneuva and Dr. Jose Cajamitjana; Heidelberg, Germany with Prof Claus Carstens.

He was Turkish Spine Society Council Member between 2015-2017, 2017-2019, AOSpine Turkey Council Member, Chair of Research Comitee between 2013-2016, AOSpine Turkey Council Member, Chair of Orthopedics Comitee between 2019-2022, Turkish Orthopaedic Society, Spine Section Council Member between 2013-2015, 2015-2017. He is member of Turkish Orthopaedic Society, Turkish Spine Society, AO Spine, Eurospine, Adana Tabib Odası and Türk Tabibler Birliği. He is now working in Ortogrup Private Clinic in Adana.

Assistant Editors (Alphabetical order)

M.D., Assoc. Prof. Turgut AKGÜL
İstanbul University, İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İstanbul, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Akgül is a associate Professor of orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of İstanbul, İstanbul Faculty of Medicine since 2017. He is speciliazed on spinal disease and surgery. He also attended spinal surgeon at Koç University Hospital Spine Center since 2019.

Dr. Akgül has been elected a council member of Turkish Spine Association since 2021. He has been worked at Acta Orthopaedics et Traumatologica Turcica (AOTT) as associate Editors. Also he serve as board member for Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.

Dr Akgül has collaborated in several international and national multicenter studies. His main interests are spinal disease and spinal surgery.

M.D., Assoc. Prof. Ali DALGIÇ
Medicana International Ankara Hospital, Clinic of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Ali DALGIÇ was graduated from Ankara University, School of Medicine in 1993 and worked as primary care physician in 1994-1997.

Dr. Dalgıç’s residency was graduated in Bakırköy Psychiatric and Neurological Science Research and Training Hospital in 1997-2003. He had been working in Neurosurgery Clinic of Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital till that it was closed in 2019 and Neurosurgery Clinic of Ankara City Hospital (2019-2021). Dr. Dalgic still working in Ankara Medicana International Hospital since January 2022.

He visited to Prof. Dr. Michael Mayer’s Clinic as an observer in Munich in 2009.

He was certified by Turkish Neurosurgical Society Board in 2010.

His academic position was changed to “Associated Professor” in 2012 and “Professor” in 2022.

His memberships are as follows; Turkish Neurosurgical Society, Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Group, Turkish Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Turkish Spine Society, European Spine Society, North American Spine Society.

M.D., Prof. Gökhan DEMİRKIRAN
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

M.D., Prof. Erden ERTÜRER
İstinye University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İstanbul, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Ertürer has been working at İstinye University Faculty of Medicine, Orthopedics and Traumatology department since 2016. Especially spine surgery, arthroplasty surgery and the use of robotic technologies in Orthopedics are of special interest.

He graduated from İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 1996. He completed his Orthopedics and Traumatology education at Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital in 2002. After his specialization training, he worked as a chief assistant in the same hospital until 2012 and participated in studies in important centers in terms of Hand Surgery and Spine Surgery. He became an Associate Professor in 2012 and started to work as a faculty member at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Bilim University. In the same year, he also qualified for Hand Surgery Specialization.

In 2016, he transferred to İstinye University Orthopedics and Traumatology Department and received the title of Professor in 2018. He continues to work on the use of robotic technologies in orthopedics, which he focused on during his professorship. He has over 50 articles published in various journals and over 100 papers presented in congresses.

M.D., Assoc. Prof. Erkin SÖNMEZ
Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Erkin Sönmez graduated from Başkent University School of Medicine on 2004. He completed his residency at the Neurosurgery department of the aforementioned university. He performed short term AO Spine fellowship in Basel and Eurospine clinical observership in Milan, Italy. He actively participated several meetings and hands-on workshops about spine surgery.

Dr. Erkin Sönmez’s main area of interest is spine surgery including trauma, adult deformity, degenerative spinal diseases, infection, osteoporotic fractures and craniovertebral junction disorders.

M.D., Prof. Cem YILMAZ
Başkent University Hospital Ankara, Clinic of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Secrateries of JTSS (Alphabetical order)

M.D., Assoc. Prof. Ömer ERŞEN
University of Health Sciences Turkey, Gülhane Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Erşen graduated from Gülhane Military Medical School in 2003. He completed his residency in Orthopedics and Traumatology in 2011 at Gülhane Military Medical Academy. He worked as orthopedic surgeon in Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center and Erzurum Military Hospital between 2011 and 2015. He passes TOTEK Board exam in 2014. His clinical and research focus is on Spine surgery and foot surgery. He currently works as Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Health Sciences University, Gülhane School of Medicine.

M.D., Ümit Özgür GÜLER
Private Clinic, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]