Biography

Dr.Tellioğlu was born in 1973 in Hatay, Turkey. He completed primary education in Iskenderun and secondary education at Adana Anatolian High School. He successfully passed the admission test for İstanbul Atatürk Science High School and continued his education there. When he was a senior student in high school, he successfully passed the Turkish Culture Foundation’s AFS examination and was entitled to complete his senior year in the Netherlands. Upon his return to Turkey, he completed medical studies at İstanbul University İstanbul Medical School and was awarded a degree as a Medical Doctor in 1998. He started specialization training in general surgery at the General Surgery Clinic in Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital the same year. He was introduced to organ transplantation surgery during his residency in this hospital. The training he had received on kidney transplantation during his general surgery residency has constituted the basis for his career.

Upon completion of his residency in 2003, he continued to work as a General Surgeon in Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital Organ Transplantation Center. He was enlisted in the army in 2004 to complete compulsory military service and he was assigned to Siirt 3rd Commando Brigade Mobile Surgical Hospital. Dr. Tellioğlu resumed his work at Haydarpaşa Numune Hospital upon completion of his military service and worked for 1 year as a chief intern in the Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Unit of Istanbul University School of Medicine to receive training on liver transplantation in addition to kidney transplantation surgery. During his studies on liver transplantation, Dr. Tellioğlu was awarded a scholarship for education abroad by the Liver Transplantation Society of Turkey, in the first year of this scholarship program, and worked as a research assistant in the Cleveland Clinic in the United states of America in 2007.

After working with Prof.Dr.John Fung and Associate Professor Doctor Eren Berber in the Organ Transplantation Center and General Surgery Clinic of Cleveland Clinic for a term of one year, Dr. Tellioğlu resumed his work at Haydarpaşa Numune Hospital on organ transplantation and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. He was awarded the degree of associate professorship in general surgery in 2010 and started an organ transplantation program the same year under his responsibility. He worked as the Chief of Kidney Transplantation Center in Florence Nightingale Hospital for 3 years. He was transferred to Private Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital as the Chief of Organ Transplantation Center in 2013. He published a book of real life stories on organ transplantation titled “Naklen Hayat” (Lives on the Air), based on his own experience in 2013 with a view to raising awareness on organ donation. He established the Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Center at Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, which has completed its university affiliation, together with Prof.Dr.Ayhan Dinçkan in 2015, incorporating the faculty members of Yeni Yüzyıl University. Dr. Tellioğlu was awarded the degree of professorship in general surgery in 2016 and was transferred to Medicana Çamlıca Hospital of the Medicana Health Group as the Chief of Organ Transplantation Center in December 2017.

Education

  • 2016 - Yeni Yüzyıl University Medical Faculty (Professorship)
  • 2010 - Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital (Associate Professorship)
  • 1998 - 2003 Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital
  • 1992 - 1998 İstanbul University İstanbul Medical Faculty
  • 1991 - 1992 Wessel Gansfort College
  • 1988 - 1991 İstanbul Atatürk Science Highschool

Experience

  • 1998 -2003 Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital I. General Surgery Clinic and Transplantation Unit
  • 2003 – 2004 Haydarpaşa Numune Hospital I. General Surgery Clinic and Transplantation Unit
  • 2004 – 2005 Siirt 3. Commando Squad 30. Mobile Hospital
  • 2006 – 2007 Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital I. General Surgery Clinic and Transplantation Unit
  • 2007 – 2008 Cleveland Clinic General Surgery Clinic and Transplantation Center  Research Assistant
  • 2008 – 2010 Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, I. General Surgery Clinic and Transplantation Center  Research Assistant
  • 2010 – 2013 Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital Kidney Transplantation Center
  • 2013 – 2015 Private Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital Organ Transplantation Center
  • 2015 -2017 Yeni Yüzyıl University Medical Faculty Gaziosmanpaşa  Hospital Kidney Transplantation, Liver Transplantation  Specialist
  • 2018 –  Yeditepe University Hospital Organ Transplantation Center Specialist  

Scientific Papers

Personal Information

  • E-mail: gurkan.tellioglu@yeditepe.edu.tr
  • Place of Birth: Hatay, Turkey
  • Foreign Languages
    • English
    • Flemish
  • Personal Involvement
    • General Surgery
    • Organ Transplantation