Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Tahsin Çolak
Mersin University Medical Faculty, Department of General Surgery, Division of Colorectal and Surgical Oncology, Mersin Turkey
E-mail: colaktahsin@gmail.com, tcolak@mersin.edu.tr
ORCID-ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-7253-5608

Dr. Colak is a professor of General Surgery at Mersin University Medical Faculty Department of General Surgery since 2009. He is also Chair of the General Surgery Department and Surgical Oncology Division.

He was a visiting lecturer at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) in 1999 and Cleveland Clinic, Colorectal Surgery Department in Gastrointestinal Surgery Institute, (Cleveland, OH) in 2005. He established the  Functional Colorectal Diseases  Laboratory Unit and Colorectal Surgery Division in the General Surgery Department of Mersin University in 2007 and the Surgical Oncology Division in 2012, and since 2020, he has been the Head of the General Surgery Department at Mersin University Medical Faculty.

Dr. Colak has been a Board Member of the Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (TSCRS) since 2014 and still the vice president of TSCRS. In 2016, he was appointed as the chief editor of the official journal of the TSCRS as entitled as Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease (TJCD). Dr. Colak is also one of the academic editors of the journal Case report in Surgery.

Dr. Colak is a member of many national and International academic boards and councils and a member of many national and international professional associations.  Prof Colak also is the founder of Mersin Academy Surgical Oncology Trial Group (MASCOT).

Prof Colak has collaborated on more than 100 national and international trials. Special areas of interest are colorectal cancers, complex fistula in ano, nutritional support in colorectal cancers, complex abdominal wall injuries, and management of advanced abdominal malignancies and intraperitoneal chemotherapy applications.


Editors

  • Ahmet Rencüzoğulları,M.D.
    Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Adana, Turkey 
    ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5993-9536

Ahmet Ziya Balta, MD
Istanbul Rumeli University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
Private Office, General Surgery, Atasehir, Istanbul
E-mail: ahmetzbalta@yahoo.com
ORCID-ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-4143-4169

Dr. Balta is Professor of Surgery at his own private office and Istanbul Rumeli University, Faculty of Health Sciences since 2019. He graduated Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA) in Ankara in 1996 and serve as a military doctor at Turkish Armed Forces until 2002. He was trained in General Surgery in GMMA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital in Istanbul. He worked as a general surgery specialist in military hospital after his residency. He began his academic career in GMMA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital in Istanbul in 2009. He conducted and colloborated several academic studies and researches. In 2013, he worked in Department of Colon and Recal Surgery in Columbia University St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York for three months. In 2018, he acccepted as a Upper GI surgery fellow in AZ Sint Jan Hospital, Brugge, Belgium. He intersted in colo-rectal surgery, benign anorectal disorders, hernia surgery and Upper GI surgery.


İlker Sücüllü
İstanbul Medipol University, Pendik Hospital, Clinic of General Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey
E-mail: suculluilker@yahoo.com
ORCID-ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5285-3051

He graduated from Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) in Ankara in 1996. Between 1999-2004, he studied in the department of General Surgery Specialization Training at GATA Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, General Surgery Service.

In 1996, he started to work as an Intern Doctor at GATA Military Medical Faculty. Afterwards, he continued to work in the General Surgery Service in various institutions and organizations. He has been working as a professor of General Surgery at Medipol University Pendik Hospital since 2020.

He received “Journal Publication Award” in 2008, and awards in 2010 and 2011 respectively: “Exclusive Declaration Award”, “Exclusive Oral Presentation” and “Exclusive Poster Presentation”. Between 2011 and 2018; He participated in various positions in National Congresses and Symposiums. He worked as a chapter writer and book editor in 2011 and 2016.

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Colon and Rectum Surgery Association. However, he has a membership of many scientific organizations in the field of surgery. His special interests are; Colorectal Surgery, Proctological Interventions, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Therapeutic Endoscopy Applications, Endorectal Ultrasonography, Bariatric Surgery.


Sezai Leventoğlu, MD
Ankara Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: sleventoglu@gazi.edu.tr
ORCID-ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-0680-0589

He graduated from Ankara Gazi University in 1994. He started to work in the field of General Surgery in Ankara Güven Hospital in 2002. His profession is General Surgery.

He continues his duty in Ankara Gazi University Faculty of Medicine in the field of General Surgery.

He received the title of Associate Professor between 2009-2017, and the title of Professor with his studies in 2016 at Gazi University.

Between 2007 and 2011, he worked with some experts in their field (Dr. L. Richard Whelan, Dr. Feza Remzi, Dr. Xavier Serra Aracil).

He is still a member of the Turkish Colon and Rectum Surgery Association. However, he has a membership of many scientific organizations in the field of surgery.

His numerous studies have appeared in both national journals and publications indexed in SCI and SCI-E categories. He has participated in international and national congresses as an invited speaker.


Past Editors

  • Erman Aytaç, M.D.
  • Ersin Öztürk, M.D., PhD.
  • Rasim Gençosmanoglu, M.D.
  • Sezai Demirbaş, M.D.
  • Uğur Sungurtekin, M.D.
  • Fatma Ayça Gültekin M.D
  • Hüseyin Sinan M.D.
  • M. Özgür Türkmenoğlu M.D.
  • B. Bülent Mentes, M.D.
  • Kemal Alemdaroglu, M.D.

Statistic Editor

  • Emine Arzu Okul, PhD.

Translator

  • ENAGO

National Review Board

Abdullah Zorluoğlu, M.D. (Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, Bursa)
Acar Aren, M.D. (İstanbul Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul)
Adil Baykan, M.D. (Medistate Hospital, Clinic of General Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey)
Ahmet Özbal, M.D. (İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Alper Sözütek, M.D. (Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana)
Andre D'Hoore, M.D. (University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium)
Andres Mellgren, M.D. (University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, USA)
Angelita Habr-Gama, M.D. (University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Ann C. Lowry, M.D. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
Ayhan Kuzu, M.D. (Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara)
Bilgi Baca, M.D. (Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Birol Bostancı, M.D. (Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara)
Bülent Erkek, M.D. (Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara)
Bülent Menteş, M.D. (Memorial Hospital, Ankara)
Cem Kaan Parsak, M.D. (Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana)
Cem Terzi, M.D. (Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir)
Cemalettin Ertekin, M.D. (İstanbul University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir)
Cemil Çalışkan, M.D. (Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir)
Cihangir Akyol, M.D. (Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara)
Cüneyt Kayaalp, M.D. (İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya)
Durkaya Ören, M.D. (Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum)
Dursun Buğra, M.D. (Koç University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Ediz Altınlı, M.D. (Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul)
Emre Balık, M.D. (Koç University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Emre Canda, M.D. (Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir)
Enis Yüney, M.D. (Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul)
Eray Kara, M.D. (Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Erdinç Kamer (İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir)
Erdoğan Sözüer, M.D. (Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri)
Ergün Yücel, M.D. (Haydarpaşa Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul)
Erhun Eyüboğlu, M.D. (Kemerburgaz University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Erman Aytaç, M.D. (İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Ersin Öztürk, M.D. (Medicana Hospital, Bursa)
Ethem Geçim, M.D. (Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara)
Faramarz Pakravan, M.D. (Center of Coloproctology, Duesseldorf, Germany)
Feza Karakayalı, M.D. (Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Feza Remzi, M.D. (New York University, Langone Medical Center, New York, USA)
Gökhan Yağcı, M.D. (Medicana Hospitals, Ankara)
Haldun Gündoğdu, M.D. (Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara)
Halis Dokgöz. M.D. (Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Mersin)
Hiroki Ohge, M.D. (Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan)
Hovsep Hazar, M.D. (Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
İlyas Başkonuş, M.D. (Gaziantep University Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep)
İsmail Cem Eray, M.D. (Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana)
İsmail Hamzaoğlu, M.D. (Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Janindra Warusavitarne, M.D. (St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute, Harrow, United Kingdom)
Julio Garcia-Aguilar, M.D. (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA)
Khaled Madbouly, M.D. (University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt)
Koray Topgül, M.D. (Anatolian Health Center, Kocaeli)
Levhi Akın, M.D. (Liv Hospital, İstanbul)
Liliana G. Bordeianou, M.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)
Maria Cristina Sartor, M.D. (Pontifícia Universidade Catolica do Parana, Parana, Brazil)
Mark Wong, M.D. (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Massarat Zutshi, M.D. (Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA)
Mehmet Mihmanlı, M.D. (Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul)
Mehrdad Bohlooli, M.D. (Jam Hospital, Tehran, Iran)
Melih Paksoy, M.D. (İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Metin Ertem, M.D. (Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Mustafa Ateş, M.D. (İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya)
Mustafa Korkut, M.D. (Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir)
Mustafa Öncel, M.D. (Medipol University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Neriman Şengül, M.D. (İzzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Bolu)
Neşet Köksal, M.D. (Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul)
Nihat Yavuz, M.D. (Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Nuri Okkabaz, M.D. (Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul)
Oktar Asoğlu, M.D. (Bogazici Clinical Science Academy, İstanbul)
Ömer Alabaz, M.D. (Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana)
Ömer Faruk Özkan, MD (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale)
Ömer Topçu, M.D. (Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, Sivas)
Övünç Bardakçıoğlu, M.D. (University of Nevada School of Medicine, Nevada, USA)
Pars Tunçyürek, M.D. (Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın)
Paul Antoine Lehur, M.D. (University Hospital of Nantes, Nantes, France)
Robert D. Madoff, M.D. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
Sabri Ergüney, M.D. (İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Sadık Yıldırım, M.D. (Kolan Hastanesi, İstanbul)
Sedar Yüceyar, M.D. (İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Selçuk Atamanalp, M.D. (Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum)
Selman Sökmen, M.D. (Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir)
Sezai Demirbaş, M.D. (TOBB ETU Hospital, Ankara)
Soren Laurberg, M.D. (Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark)
Sümer Yamaner, M.D. (Florence Nightingale Hospitals, İstanbul)
Süphan Ertürk, M.D. (İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Tan Kok Yang, M.D. (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Tarık Akçal, M.D. (Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul)
Tayfun Karahasanoğlu, M.D. (Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Tuncay Yılmazlar, M.D. (Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine, Bursa)
Tugut İpek, M.D. (Medical Park Hospitals, İstanbul)
Türker Bulut, M.D. (İstanbul University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Uğur Sungurtekin, M.D. (Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine, Denizli)
Yılmaz Büyükuncu, M.D. (İstanbul University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul)
Yunus Emre Altuntaş, M.D. (Lütfi Kırdar Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul)
Yüksel Altınel, M.D. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)


National and International Review Board

Andre D'Hoore, M.D. 
(Leuven, Belgium)
Liliana G. Bordeianou, M.D.
(Boston, USA)
Andres Mellgren, M.D. 
(Chicago, USA)
Maria Cristina Sartor, M.D. 
(Parana, Brazil)
Angelita Habr - Gama, M.D. 
(Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Mark Wong, M.D.
(Singapore)
Ann C Lowry, M.D. 
(Minneapolis, USA)
Massarat Zutshi, M.D. 
(Cleveland, USA)
Emre Gorgun, M.D.
(Cleveland, USA)
Seyed Vahid Hosseini, M.D.
(Shiraz, Iran)
Faramarz Pakravan, M.D.
(Dusseldorf, Germany)
Soren Laurberg, M.D. 
(Aurhus, Denmark)
Feza Remzi, M.D.
(Cleveland, USA)
Mehrdad Bohlooli, M.D.
(Tehran, Iran)
Julio Garcia - Agliure, M.D.
(NY, USA)
Paul Antoine Lehur, M.D. 
(Nantes, France)
Hiroki Ohge, M.D. 
(Hiroshima, Japan)
Robert D. Madoff, M.D.
(Minneapolis, USA)
Khaled Madbouly, M.D.
(Alexandria, Egypt)
Tan Kok Yang, M.D. 
(Singapore)