Prof. Dr. Gülüm  ALTACA

Prof. Dr.

General Surgery / Breast Surgery

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Professor Gulum Altaca is currently working as a general surgeon and liver transplant surgeon in a very busy transplant program in Turkey. She has more than 100 manuscripts mostly published in international journals, and she has about 85 abstracts presented in national and mostly international meetings, and she has 7 Book Chapters. She is the first woman transplant surgeon in Turkey, and had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch in Olympic Games in 2004. She plays piano and had given a recital in METU (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey) concert hall in 1983.

    • Date of Birth 1961
    • Place of birth İSTANBUL
    • Spoken Languages Eng
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  • 2011 Florence Nightingale Hospitals Department of General Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Professor of Surgery,
  • 2007 - 2011 University of Baskent Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery (Istanbul Hospital), Chief of Surgery
  • 2006 - 2007 Bakırköy Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital Surgical Clinic, Deputy Chief,
  • 2004 - 2005 Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Department of General Surgery, Transplantation Unit, Liver Transplant Surgeon
  • 2002 - 2003 Ministry of Health National Liver Transplantation Scientific Committee Member
  • 2002 - 2003 Same Hospital Emergency Services, Responsible Person
  • 2002 - 2003 Same Hospital Emergency Services,Deputy Chief
  • 2002 - 2003 Same Hospital Deputy Director of Medical Staff
  • 1999 - 2006 Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital 1st Surgical and Transplantation Clinic, Deputy Chief
  • 1999 - 2006 Yeditepe University Medical Faculty Lecturer
  • 1999 - 1999 Kartal Training and Research Hospital Deputy Chief, Surgical Clinic,
  • 1999 - 1999 Kartal Training and Research Hospital Deputy Director of Medical Staff
  • 1999 - 1999 The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute, Visiting Professor
  • 1998 - 1999 Kartal Training and Research Hospital Transplantation and Hemodialysis Center, Chief of Organ Transplantation
  • 1998 - 1998 Ministry of Health Directorate of Medical Treatment Services, Chief of Organ Transplant and Dialysis Unit
  • 1998 - 1999 Meetings of European Commission Representative of Turkey
  • 1995 - 1997 The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY ASTS (American Society of Transplant Surgeons) Approved, Clinical Multiorgan (liver, kidney, pancreas) Transplant Fellowship, The City University of New York, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • 1992 - 1994 Bayındır Medical Center Attending Surgeon
  • 1991 - 1992 Ankara Numune Hospital Attending Surgeon
  • 1986 - 1991 Hacettepe University Ankara General Surgery Residency
  • 1984 - 1986 Balıkesir Health Center Practitioner (Obligatory Service)

  • SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons) (1994-1996)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (1993-1995)
  • EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery) (1993-1995)
  • Ankara Surgical Association, Ankara, Turkey (1986-)
  • Organ Nakli Kuruluşları Koordinasyon Derneği (Association od Organ Transplantation Centers Coordination) (1998-)
  • İstanbul Tabip Odası (Association of Medical Doctors of Istanbul) (Istanbul (1999-)
  • Turkish Surgical Association (2004-)

Congress and Symposiums

Attended Meetings And Courses

  • National Surgical Congress 2002
  • Transplantation 2004 Congress (National)
  • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Days (national) , 2007
  • 4. Artificial Organs Congress, 2007 (international)
  • 1st Organ Donation Panel, The Marmara Hotel, 18 March 2002, İstanbul
  • Current Concepts in Organ Donation Panel, 23 February 2005, Taksim Square Hotel, İstanbul

Rewards and Certificates


1. Ankara Surgical Association best abstract in clinical research, 1989, Ankara. Altaca Gülüm, I Sayek, Y, Sanaç: Duodenal ülser cerrahisinde endikasyonlar değişiyor mu? (Are the indications changing in duodenal ulcer surgery?)

2. ERA/EDTA 2000, Best oral presentation Yaltı T, Krand O, Türkmen F, Aydın M, Berber I, Aydın C, Altaca Gülüm, Titiz I, Özel Y: Pre-and posttransplant helicobacter pylorii infection. ERA/EDTA (European dialysis and transplant association) 2000 Congress, September 17-20, 2000, Nice, France, Abstract book, say 385).

Congress and Symposiums

Attended Meetings And Courses

1.“The role of Ministry of Health in National Organ transplantation organization” “Problems in Organ Donation” panel, Turkish Surgical Association Congress, İzmir, 6-10 May, 1998

2.Organization in support hospitals. “Eathquake and Turkey” panel, Turkish Surgical Association Congress 2000, 20-24 June 2000, İstanbul

3.Infections in Intensive Care Units. Turkish Surgical Association Congress, 19 May 2002, Antalya, Surgical Critical Care Course

4.Living Non-related Kidney Transplantation. “Symposium of Organ donation and Organ Use”, University of Baskent and Akdeniz, Turkish Organ Transplantation Society and Ministry of Health joint meeting, 7-10 April, 2004, Antalya

5.Organ Donation and Problems. Association od Organ Transplantation Centers Coordination Ivth Congress 2004, Kapadokya, Coordinator Course

6.New Horizons in abdominal organ transplantation. Turkish American Medical Association Meeting, March 1997, New York, NY, ABD

7.Basic principles of donor operation. Ministry of Health, Transplant Coordinators Course, 15-16 March, 2001, İstanbul

8.Liver Transplantation. Ministry of Health, Transplant Coordinators Course, 15-16 March, 2001, İstanbul

9.Family approach in organ donation. Ministry of Health, Transplant Coordinators Course, 15-16 March, 2001, İstanbul

10.Donor activation program: why? How? 1st Organ Donation Conference, 18 March 2002, The Marmara Hotel, İstanbul

11.Liver Resections. Haydarpaşa Numune Research and Training Hospital, General Surgery Grand Rounds, 8 March, 2002, İstanbul

12.Palliative Surgery in Pancreas Cancer. İstanbul Anadolu region Surgical Meetings, Haydarpaşa Numune Research and Training Hospital, 11 March, 2002

13.Surgery in non-kolorectal liver metastases. Approach to Liver metastases panel. University of Osmangazi, Medical School, Grand Rounds, 26 Aralık, 2003, Eskişehir

14.Organ donation in Turkey and World. Current approaches in organ donation panel, 23 February, Istanbul

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