C. Gürkan Zorlu, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Gunecologic Oncology
Prof. Zorlu was born in Ankara in 1963. He completed his primary, secondary and high school eucation in TED Ankara College and was graduated in 1980. He had his basic sciences and Medical education in Hacettepe University Medical School and completed in 1986. He ranked first in speciality entrance exam in 1986 followed by his residency program of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Ankara ZTB women’s hospital. He completed the program in the beginning of 1991 to become a specialist of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He immediately started working in the reproductive enfocrinology and infertility department at the Same hospital and played a major role in the establishment of in vitro fertilization unit. Followingly He started working in the high risk pregnancy and perinatology department and completed his program in two years. Prof. Zorlu, then started working in the newly formed Gynecologic Oncology department for the following 3 years. In end of the year of 1996, He was assigned as an assistant professor of obstetrics and Gynecology in Akdeniz University, Antalya and founded the Gynecologic Oncology department. In 1998 he was promoted as Associte Professor at the same university. He was the head of division of Gynecologic Oncology and acted as the pioneer of minimally invasive surgery.
Prof. Zorlu started studying in Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York USA in 1999 and completed his research on the role of endoscopic (laparoscopic and robotic) surgery in Gynecologic Oncology in 2001. In 2001 he then worked on the role of ovulation induction and ovarian cancer at the same institute and gave related lectures on this topic to the distinguished Professors Leon Speroff and Carmel Cohen and co-workers at the same university. In 2002 Prof. Zorlu started working for a while in Thomas Jefferson Health Institute in philadelphia with Professor Charles Dunton who is one of the pioneers of ovarian cancer research. Meanwhile He had the opportunity to join the robotic surgery training at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelpjia. Then he completed another clinical study in 2003 in Mount Sinai regarding colposcopic examination of cervical lesions and chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Thereafter Prof. Zorlu have continued the interaction with those clinics.
Prof. Zorlu had been the Medical director of Yasam Hospital group in Antalya, Turkey from 2005-2010. He was promoted to be a Professor in Obsterics and Gynecology in 2010. Prof. Zorlu then became the coordinator of the Istanbul Medipol University Hospitals and the head of the department of Obsterics and Gynecology along with the division of Gynecologic Oncology. In 2015 Prof. Zorlu acted as the chief consulting physician of Gynecologic Services and Gynecologic Oncology of Istanbul and Antalya Memorial Hospitals. He is now acting as the director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic in Acibadem Taksim Hospital.
Prof. Zorlu had Robotic Surgery Training certification program in 2010 in Strasbourg France. In 2011 he and his co-workers executed a symposium about Robotic Surgery in İstanbul. He joined to a skill share workshop in Israel at Ziv hospital in 2015. Recently Prof. Zorlu joined some clinical work in Groningen University in The Netherlands.
Prof. Zorlu is a member of international/national scientific societies NYAS, ESGO, TJOD, SJO and one of the founders of Turkish Gynecologic Endoscopy Society. He is also one of the pioneers of the training group of hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and 3D laparoscopy, robotic surgery, urogynecologic procedures and pelvic floor reconstructive surgeries.
Prof. Zorlu is mostly interested in all types of Gynecologic Surgery and has much experience in gynecologic and oncologic endoscopic surgery. He is also very experienced in endometriosis management and worked with Prof. Far Nezhat to this pursuit.
Prof Zorlu has over a hundred of scientific papers comprised of 65 internationally SSCI indexed articles in many esteemed journals. He has contributions to many scientific books as chapters and above 200 citations to his articles. He has been invited for lecturing and moderating, and for performing live surgeries in many congresses.