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Mehmet Zileli

MD, PhD

ISMISS Turkey International Faculty


Dr.Mehmet Zileli is the Professor of Neurosurgery. He was the Chief of the Neurosurgery Department in Ege University, Izmir, Turkey but left the university in July 2011. He has worked as a research fellow in Erlangen, Germany with Johannes Schramm (1987-1988). He served as the first President of the Spine Section of Turkish Neurosurgical Society (1995-1999), President of the Turkish Neurosurgical Society (2006-2008), President of the World Spinal Column Society (2011-2014), President of the Middle East Spine Society (2011-2015), . President of the Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Society (2014-present).


He has organized many international meetings: World Spine IV Meeting (Istanbul, 2007, Program chairman), 6th Black Sea Neurosurgical Congress (Istanbul, 2009, President), 1st Middle East Spine Congress (Istanbul, 2011, President), 2nd Middle East Spine Congress (Izmir, 2013, President), Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Istanbul, 2012, President), Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Society meeting (Istanbul, 2014, President). He is the Honorary President of ISMISS Turkey Meeting in 2015, Vise President of the WFNS Congress which will be organized in Istanbul in 2017.


Dr.Mehmet Zileli has important contributions to education and training in spine surgery in Turkey, by organizing 14 courses on spine surgery since 1997, three cadaver courses (2003, 2005, 2010). He has also been the host of the “Travelling Fellowship of Spine Society of Europe” (2002, 2003, 2004).


He is the founder of the first spine fellowship program in Turkey that served many national (35) and international (44) fellows.


He is the member of 14 national and 20 international medical societies. He is the editorial board member and/or reviewer of 33 scientific medical journal.


He is the author or co-author of 63 international, 77 national scientific papers, editor of 5 books, author of 20 international and 79 national book chapters. He has presented 330 papers or conferences in international meetings and 345 in national meetings.


Other than native language of Turkish, he speaks English and German in fluent level.