Turkish Endourology Platform Meeting


Thursday, September 20
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Location: Room 241

Ali R. Kural

Professor of Urology
Acibadem University, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey

Dr Ali Riza Kural , graduated from Istanbul University School of Medicine in 1974. He was specialized in Urology at Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University. His main interests are Endourology and Urooncology. Professor Kural worked in Edinburgh Western General Hospital between March and October 1985 as an honorary registrar. Then, he initiated one of the first “Endoscopic urinary stone treatment programme including ureteroscopic and percutaneous nephrolithotomy” in 1986 and the first “Laparoscopic urological oncology program” in 2002, in Turkey. He was the first built “Robotic Urology Programme” in the region in 2005 and completed more than 1400 robotic procedures succesfully. He served as a Board member of European Robotic Urological Society between 2010 and 2016. Dr Kural is currently an active member of Board of Directors and President of Endourological Society. He arranged many local and international scientific meetings, training courses successfully including 30th World Congress of Endourology and SWL, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2012 with 2.672 participants. He was Honorary Chair of Urology during 22nd SLS meeting in Reston/Virginia in 2013. Dr Kural is the chairman of the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Urology section in Acibadem University, Maslak Hospital currently.


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Burak Turna

Professor of Urology
Ege University School of Medicine

Dr. Burak Turna is Professor of Urology at Ege University School of Medicine,
Izmir, Turkey, one of the largest academic institutions in the country. Dr. Turna received his medical degree from Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey in 1997 and completed his urology residency programme at Ege University Department of Urology in
2003. He passed the Professional Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB)
Part I Written Exam in 2001 and PLAB Part II (OSCE) Exam in 2002. Consequently, he
obtained United Kingdom’s “General Medical Council Certification” to practice medicine in
the UK. After completion of his residency Burak Turna, M.D. started working at Ege University as a
staff surgeon in 2003. In the same year, Dr. Turna passed the qualifying exam for the “Fellow
of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) Certification”. He
received the “European Board of Urology” Clinical Fellowship Award in Endourology in
2004 and worked in Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom with David
Tolley as a clinical fellow for 6 months. Additionally, he completed a research fellowship as
the Scientific and Technological Research Council scholar in Advanced Urologic
Laparoscopy with Inderbir S. Gill in Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA between 2006-
2007. Dr. Turna is a nationally recognized leader in the field of endourology and laparoscopic
surgery. Dr. Turna acted as a speaker/moderator/trainer and has performed live surgery demonstrations in several national
and international endourology meetings to date. He has most recently been selected as an
Associate for the “European Society of Uro-technology” Endourology Expert Group in 2010.
Dr. Turna is a motivated researcher and prolific scholar. He has published more than 60 peerreviewed
scientific papers and 10 book chapters specifically in the field of minimally invasive
urological surgery. He has authored over 100 abstracts presented in important national and international urology meetings.


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