Kocaoglu, MD, Mehmet
University of Istanbul
Istanbul Medical School
Dept of Orthopaedics
Gapa 34390 Istanbul TURKEY
90–532–212–3338; 90–212–234–9304

Dr. Mehmet Kocaoglu was born in Istanbul in 1959. He completed his middle and high school education at the Istanbul High School for Boys in 1977. Next, he studied at the Faculty of Medicine from which he graduated in 1983. Dr. Kocaoglu stayed at the Faculty of Medicine for his residency between 1986-1992 and held the position of senior research fellow there until 1996 when he became an assistant professor of orthopedics and traumatology.

In 1993, Dr. Kocaoglu traveled to Russia for further study at the Kurgan Ilizarov Institute. In 1997, he moved to the USA for a fellowship with Dr. Paley of Baltimore, MD. He returned to Turkey after his time in Amercia and became of full professor at the Faculty of Medicine in 2002. He continued to be a member of the faculty through November of 2011 when he retired. He still is chief of the orthopedic and traumatology dept. of Memorial Hospital, Istanbul-Turkey.

Dr. Kocaoglu organized many national and international training courses and congresses and he was lecturer on many meetings about Ilizarov external fixation techniques. He has published more than 50 international and national scientific articles about Ilizarov surgery.

Eralp, Levent, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
University of İstanbul, İstanbul School of Medicine
Hakki Yeten Cad. No:14 Terrace Fulya Center 1 D:83/84
Fulya, İstanbul – 35356 TURKEY
Fax: 90–2122155307

Kucukkaya, Prof. MD, Metin
Istanbul Bilim University Medical Faculty
Department of Orthopaedic & Traumatology
Istanbul, TURKEY
90 532 358 3434; 90 212 231 5893

Marangoz, MD, Salih
Hacettepe University
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sihhiye, Ankara, 06100 TURKEY