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Op. Dr. Neurosurgeon

Kerem Bıkmaz

Interests: Microneurosurgery, Vascular surgery, Neuro-oncology, Minimally invasive spine, Pain management

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    Şişli İSTANBUL

Specialty

Neurosurgery

Memberships

Turkish Neurosurgical Society

European Association of Neurosurgical Society (EANS)

North American Skull Base Society (NASBS)

North American Spine Society ( NASS)

Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons (CNS)

AANS-CNS Cerebrovascular section

AANS-American Association of Neurosurgical Society

American Hydrocephalus Association

Biography

Op. Dr. Kerem Bıkmaz has graduated from the Medical Faculty of Trakya University and has specialized in neurosurgery in The Ministry of Health Okmeydanı Education and Research Hospital. He has successfully completed his training courses at The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) during the four year period of his education as an assistant. After he completed his specialization period, he started to work as the head assistant of Okmeydanı Education and Research Hospital. However, he left his office temporarily and went on to receive microsurgery training from Prof. Dr. Gazi Yaşargil in the Neurosurgery Department of Arkansas UniversityUSA for two years. During this period, he actively participated in many operations regarding brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases and skull base surgeries. He also carried out scientific research projects on the same subjects. He has improved his knowledge and experience on brain anatomy through his studies in which he used fiber dissection technique in Prof Gazi Yaşargil anatomy laboratory. The verbal notification he prepared by using these studies has led to his being awarded in The National Congress in Turkish Neurosurgery Association and also being awarded a grant to participate in the 13th Winter Congress of Federation of World Neurosurgery Associations held in November 2007 in Japan.

He carried out studies on microsurgical approaches to brain tumors and aneurysms at St. Louis University in USA during 2005 and has contributed to his level of experience on this subject. In 2006, he receieved a education on simple interventional techniques in neurosurgery and neuroendoscopic approaches from Mainz University of Germany. After such busy two years spent abroad, Dr. Bıkmaz went on working at the hospital again and had successfully completed the operations which require an advanced level of knowledge and experience in deep-rooted brain tumors and aneurysm surgery.

He carried out researches on advanced treatment of pain and minimal invasive techniques in spinal surgery in Neurosurgery Department of Rochester Mayo Clinic USA and Lebanon New Hampshire Darthmouth Hitchcock Medical Center during the years 2007 and 2008. In 2009, he successfully completed advanced courses regarding spinal injections, non-surgery treatment of waist-neck-back pains. These courses were held by North American Spinal – Spine Society.

Op. Dr. Kerem Bıkmaz has almost 100 scientific publications 41 of which are translated to other languages. He left his duty as a head assistant in The Department of Neurosurgery at The Ministry of Health Okmeydanı State Hospital in 2008 and went on working for İstanbul Surgery Hospital. In this hospital, he founded the center for diagnosis and treatment for head-waist-neck pains. Dr. Bıkmaz continues to receive his patients in İstanbul Neurosurgery and Pain Center which he is a founder of since 2009.

Hospital Affiliations

September 2009 – Present: Istanbul Neurosurgery and Pain Center, Istanbul Turkey

April 2008 – May 2009: Istanbul Surgery Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

September 1997 – March 2008: Okmeydani Educational Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

December 1994 – August 1997: Emergency Service of Bolu Government Hospital

Publications

  1. Bikmaz K, Ceylan D, Gokduman CA, Iplikcioglu AC: Multipl Intracranial Aneurysms in Childhood: A case report. The Medical Journal of Okmeydani Educational Hospital 18: 33-35, 2001
  2. Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Tokmak M, Bek S, Iplikcioglu AC: Scalp Arteriovenous Malformations. The Medical Journal of Okmeydani Educational Hospital 19: 54-57, 2002
  3. Tokmak M, Ceyhan S Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Iplikcioglu AC: Pituitary Apoplexi.   The Medical Journal of Okmeydani Educational Hospital 19: 38-42, 2002
  4. Ceylan D, Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Tokmak M, Iplikcioglu AC: Tarlov Cyst. The Medical Journal of Okmeydani Educational Hospital 19: 54-57, 2002
  5. Iplikcioglu AC, Bek S, Bikmaz K, Basocak K: Tension Pneumocyst After Transsphenoidal Surgery for Rathke Cleft Cyst: Case Report. Neurosurgery 52: 960-963, 2003
  6. Erdal M, Iplikcioglu AC, Bikmaz K, Cosar M: Dandy Walker Complex and Syringomyelia in an adult: Case Report and Discussion. Neurosurgery 52, 1504-1505, 2003
  7. Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Iplikcioglu AC: Cerebral revascularization with Multipl Burr-Hole Operations for Moya Moya Disease: Case Report. Turkish Journal Of Neurosurgery 14(1): 59-63, 2004
  8. Cosar M, Bikmaz K, Gokduman CA, Erdal M, Iplikcioglu AC: Thrombosed Giant PICA Aneurysm: Case Report. Turkish Journal of Neurosurgery, 14(2): 102-105, 2004
  9. Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Basocak K, Iplikcioglu AC: Serebral Radiation Necrosis: Case report: The Medical Journal of Okmeydani Educational Hospital,
  10. Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Basocak K, Iplikcioglu AC: Serebral Radiation Necrosis: Report of 4 Cases. Turkish Journal of Neurosurgery, 14(2): 77-83, 2004
  11. Iplikcioglu AC, Bek S, Bikmaz K, Ceylan D, Gokduman AC. Aspergillus pituitary abscess. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 146(5):521-4, 2004 Epub 2004 Apr 8. Review.
  12. Cosar M, Bikmaz K, Iplikcioglu AC, Basocak K, Ceylan D: Metastase of Glioblastome Multiforme by Lomber Seeding: Case report, Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) 22(2): 111-115, 2005
  13. Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Bek S, Gokduman CA, Arslan M, Iplikcioglu AC Intradiploic epidermoid cysts of the skull: a report of four cases. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2005 Apr;107(3):262-7.
  14. Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Iplikcioglu AC. Non-traumatic multisegmental intraspinal and infratentorial haemorrhage in a haemophilia-A patient. Br J Neurosurg. 2005 Feb;19(1):57-8.
  15. Cosar M, Iplikcioglu AC, Arslan M, Bikmaz K, Ceylan D. Vertebral Artery fenestration in association with Middle cerebral artery aneurysm. Turkish journal of Neurosurgery 14(3): 196-199, 2004
  16. Hatipoglu MA, Cosar M, Dinc AC, Bikmaz K, Ceylan D, Iplikcioglu AC Rupture of the middle fossa arachnoid cyst into the subarachnoid space after head trauma: Case Report. Turkish Journal of Neurosurgery 15(1): 76-81, 2004
  17. Bikmaz K. Management of pontocerebellar angle epidermoid tumors. Contemporary of Neurosurgery 26(14), July 2004
  18. Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Yapicier O, Iplikcioglu AC, Gokduman AC. Recurrent Solitary fibrous tumour in the cerebellopontine angle. J Clin Neurosci 12(7): 829-832, 2005 neurosciences
  19. Bikmaz K, Cosar M, Iplikcioglu AC, Dinc C, Hatipoglu A. Spontanoeus cerebro spinal fluid rhinorrhea due to temporosphenoidal encephalocele. Journal of clinical neurosciences, J Clin Neurosci 12(7): 827-829, 2005
  20. Iplikcioglu Ac, Dinc C, Bikmaz K, Bek S, Gokduman CA, Cosar M. Non-traumatic intradiploic arachnoid cyst. Acta Neurochir 148(6), 659-662, 2006
  21. Iplikcioglu AC, Bek S, Gokduman C, Bikmaz K, Cosar M. Diffuse villous hyperplasia of choroid plexus. Acta Neurochir 148(6), 691-694, 2006
  22. Cosar M, Kosdere S, Bikmaz K, Ozcan D, Iplikcioğlu AC. Spinal aneurysma bone cyst: A report of two cases. Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish): 21(2), 131-135,2004
  23. Bikmaz K, Krisht AF. Ectopic recurrence of craniopharyngioma: Illustrative Case and review of the literature. Neurosurgery (on press)
  24. Bikmaz K, Mrak R, Mefty OA. Management of bone invasive hyperostotic sphenoid wing meningiomas. Journal of Neurosurgery (on press)
  25. Dinc C, Arslan M, Cakabay M, Bikmaz K, Iplikcioglu AC. Kyphoplasty method for vertebral compression fracture: 2 case reports. The Medical Journal of Okmeydani Educational Hospital: 23(1), 37-41, 2006
  26. Iplikcioglu AC, Dinc C, Bikmaz K, Ozcan D. Primary lymhoma of the trigeminal nerve. Br J Neurosurg 20(2), 103-105, 2006
  27. Dinc C, Iplikcioglu AC, Bikmaz K. Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: Report of 26 Cases. Neurol Med Chir, 46(12), 575-80, 2006
  28. Dinc C, Iplikcioglu AC, Bikmaz K, Kosdere S, Navruz Y. Mirror Distal  Anterior Cerebral Artyery and Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: Case Report. Neurol Med Chir: 46(9), 438-40, 2006
  29. Iplikcioglu AC, Bikmaz K, Gokduman CA, Bek S. Cerebellopontine angle lipoma with extracranial extension. J Clin Neurosci: 13(10). 1045-7, 2006
  30. Iplikcioglu AC, Dinc C, Bek S, Bikmaz K. Spontaneous thrombosis and resorption of a giant fusuform A2 aneurysm. Case illustration. J Neurosurg, 105(5), 788, 2006
  31. Dinc C, Bikmaz K, Iplikcioglu AC. Childhood Prolactinomas. Journal of Clinical Neurosciences, (on press)
  32. Dinc C, Iplikcioglu AC, Berkman MZ, Bikmaz K. The effect of the temporary, aneurysm clip and topical papaverine administration on the vasospastic rat femoral artery. Balkan Military medical review (on press)
  33. Dinc C, Iplikcioglu AC, Ozcan D, Bikmaz K, Tufan A, Kosdere S. Central Neurocytoma: Case report. Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish): 22:(3)# 48; 325-331, 2005
  34. Bikmaz K, Erdem E, Krisht A. Arteriovenous fistula originating from proximal part of the anterior cerebral artery. Clinical Neurol Neurosurg: 109(7), 589-91, 2007
  35. Krisht AF, Krayenbuhl N, Sercl D, Bikmaz K, Kadri PA. Results of microsurgical clipping of 50 high complexity basilar apex aneurysms. Neurosurgery. 60(2), 242-50, 2007
  36. Bikmaz K. Dinc C, Cosar M, Iplikcioglu AC. Epidermoid cyst of the cavum septum pellucidum: Brief case report. Acta Neurochir (on press)

Presentations

  1. Intracranial Epidermoid Cyst: 4th International Congress on Cerebral Venous System and 4th International Congress on the Meningiomas combined with Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, June, 03-08, 2002, The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Bikmaz K.Skull Base approaches for aneurysm exposure.World Congress of Neurosurgery, TBS 19: Tuesday Breakfast seminar session 19; June 21 2005(07.00-08.30), Marrakesh
  3. Bikmaz K Management of giant aneurysms. World congress of Neurosurgery, TMTS 4: Tuesday main topic session 4; June 21 2005 (08.45-10.30), Marrakesh
    4. The importance of Fiber Dissection Technique in learning brain anatomy: Kerem Bikmaz, M. Gazi Yasargil, Dianne Yasargil, 5th degree on the best oral presentation on Turkish Neurosurgical Society XXth annual meeting, April 28-May 2, 2006, Antalya, Turkey
    POSTERS, ABSTRACTS
    15th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May, 22-26, 2001, Magic Life der Club Sirena City, Antalya
    – Tuberosclerosis, SP-17
    – Petroclival Meningiomas, ST-02
    – Atypical and Malignant Meningiomas, ST-28
    – Huge Cavernous Sinus Cavernomas, PB-127
    16th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, June, 03-08, 2002, The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul
    5. Sirzat Bek, Celal Iplikcioglu, Kerem Bikmaz. Effects of Intraoperative Surgical Manipulations on ICP and CPP in supratentorial Giant Meningiomas, 16th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society combined with 4th Cerebral Venous System and 4th International Congress of Meningiomas; June, 03-08, 2002, The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul
    6. Kerem Bikmaz, Kahan Basocak, Davut Ceylan, Mustafa Erdal, Celal Iplikcioglu. Intrakranyal epidermoid kistler; 16th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society combined with 4th Cerebral Venous System and 4th International Congress of Meningiomas; June, 03-08, 2002, The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul
    7. Kerem Bikmaz, Murat Cosar, Davut Ceylan, Mustafa Erdal, Celal Iplikcioglu Intradiploic Epidermoid Cyst; 16th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society combined with 4th Cerebral Venous System and 4th International Congress of Meningiomas; June, 03-08, 2002, The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul
    8. Sirzat Bek, Kerem Bikmaz, Murat Cosar, Mehmet tokmak, Celal Iplikcioglu Bilateral Ulnar groove Syndrome in a man that makes bodybuilding; 16th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society combined with 4th Cerebral Venous System and 4th International Congress of Meningiomas; June, 03-08, 2002, The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul
    9. Namigar Turgut, Aysel Altan, Aygen Turkmen, Kerem Bikmaz, Cem Dinc. The effects of Ringer Lactat or Isotonic Solution infusions on supracellar tumors to blood pH, BE, HB and Blood Osmolarity, 17th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May, 20-24, 2003, Atlantis Hotel, Antalya
    10. A Ruptured Supracellar Epidermoid tumour that is diagnosed via cranial MRI: Case Report, 17th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May, 20-24, 2003, Atlantis Hotel, Antalya
    11. Kerem Bikmaz, Celal Iplikcioglu, Cem Dinc, Azmi Tufan, Aziz Hatipoglu, Serkan Kosdere. A ruptured Supracellar epidermoid Cyst that was diagnosed by cranial MRI: Case Report; 17th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May, 20-24, 2003, Atlantis Hotel, Antalya
    12. Kerem Bikmaz, Celal Iplikcioglu, Davud Ceylan, Cem Gokduman, Murat Cakabay, Sukru Ceyhan. A Hemophilia A patient that has multisegmental intraspinal and subdural hematomas on posterior fossa without a history of trauma: Case Report, 17th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May, 20-24, 2003, Atlantis Hotel, Antalya
    13. Celal Iplikcioglu, Yavuz Eryavuz, Sirzat Bek, Kerem Bikmaz, Aziz Hatipoglu. Anterior Sacral Meningocel, 17th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May, 20-24, 2003, Atlantis Hotel, Antalya
    14. Enis Donmez, Kerem Bikmaz, Mahmut Arslan, Murat Cakabay, Celal Iplikcioglu. Hypophysis adenoma that is associated with tubeculum cella meningioma, 17th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May, 20-24, 2003, Atlantis Hotel, Antalya
    15. Kerem Bikmaz, Celal Iplikcioglu, Kahan basocak, Murat Cosar, Cem Dinc, Enis Donmez. Spontaneous Rhinorhea that is caused by transsphenoidal Encephalocele, 17th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May, 20-24, 2003, Atlantis Hotel, Antalya
    16. 3. Ali F Krisht, Alberto Torres, Kerem Bikmaz.Transclinoidal Pretemporal Approach for Safer Resection of Retrochiasmatic Craniopharyngiomas: Outcome Analysis in 10 Patients. ABSTRACT NO: 480, Digital Poster, CNS congress 2005, October 8-13, Boston
    17. Ali F Krisht, Kerem Bikmaz Surgical Cures in Cavernous Sinus Secreting Pituitary Adenomas. ABSTRACT NO: 551, Digital Poster CNS Congress 2005, October 8-13, Boston
    18. Ali F Krisht, Kerem Bikmaz, Sadek Akouri, Alberto Torres.Integrity of the Deep Temporalis Fascia: A Sign of the Extent of Dural Adherence to the Inner Aspect of the Skull and its Surgical Implications. ABSTRACT NO: 638, Digital Poster, CNS Congress 2005, October 8-13 Boston
    19. Kerem Bikmaz, Carlos A. Guerrero, Alfonso O Rodriguez, Ali F. Krisht, Sharon Parlington. Clipability and outcome of unruptured MCA aneurysms treated with primary intention to clip. AANS-CNS Cerebrovascular section annual meeting, Feb 18, 2006
    20. Ali F. Krisht, Kerem Bikmaz, Paulo A.S. Kadri, Sharon Parlington. Outcome of surgical clipping of 40 complex basilar aneurysms using the transcavernous route. AANS-CNS Cerebrovascular section annual meeting, Feb 19, 2006
    21. Bikmaz K, Cakabay M, Iplikcioglu AC, Erdal M, Bek S: Epidermoid Cyst of the Cavum Septum pellucidum: Case Report. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    22. Iplikcioglu AC, Dinc C, Bek S, Bikmaz K, Nevruz Y. Spontaneous thrombosis of giant distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysm. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    23. Arslan M, Iplikcioglu AC, Bikmaz K Cakabay M, Dinc C, Tufan A. Posterior fossa Meningiomas. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    24. Dinc C, Gozcu S, Bikmaz K, Cakabay M, Nevruz Y, Iplikcioglu AC. Epidermoid Cysts of the Pineal Region. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    25. Tufan A, Iplikcioglu AC, Bikmaz K, Dinc C, Nevruz Y. Craniopharyngiomas: Retrospective review of 21 cases. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    26. Hatipoglu MA, Iplikcioglu AC, Tufan A, Cosar M, Bikmaz K, Turgut N. Prospective analysis of Intracranial Aneurysm Patients. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    27. Hatipoglu MA, Tufan A, Bikmaz K, Iplikcioglu AC. Angiography negative subarachnoid haemorhage patients. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    28. Hatipoglu MA, Bikmaz K, Iplikcioglu AC, Turgut N. Analyses of the factors that effect vazospazm which occurs after aneurismal subarachnoid haemorhage. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    29. Arslan M, Iplikcioglu Ac, Berkman Z, Sav A, Bikmaz K, Dinc C, Kosdere S, Bozkurt Suheyla Uyar. Rat femoral arterlerinde farkli hemoglobin konsantrasyonlarinda olusturulacak vazospazmin morfometrik analizi. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    30. Dinc C, Iplikcioglu AC, Berkman Z, Sav A, Bikmaz K, Kosfere S. Vazospastik rat femoral arterinde anevrizma klibine bagli mekanik spazm ve papaverinin etkisi. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    31. Cakabay M, Bikmaz K, Sav A, Dinc C, Iplikcioglu AC. Rathke cleft cyst associated with hypophysis adenoma. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    32. Bikmaz K, Krisht A.True Posterior Communicating artery aneurysms associated with internal carotid artery occlusion. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    33. Ali F Krisht, Kerem Bikmaz, Sadek Akouri, Alberto Torres.Integrity of the Deep Temporalis Fascia: A Sign of the Extent of Dural Adherence to the Inner Aspect of the Skull and its Surgical Implications. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    34. Bikmaz K, Mrak R, Mefty OA. Management of bone invasive hyperostotic sphenoid wing meningiomas. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    35. Bikmaz K, Krisht AF. Ectopic recurrence of craniopharyngioma: 2 Case Reports. 20th Annual Meeting of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, May 28- April 02, 2006, Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
    36. Bikmaz VK, Mrak RE, Mefty OA. Management of Bone Invasıve Sphenoid Wing Meningiomas. AANS Annual Meeting, April 24, 2006
    37. Kerem Bikmaz, Carlos A. Guerrero, Alfonso O Rodriguez, Ali F. Krisht, Sharon Parlington. Clipability and outcome of unruptured MCA aneurysms treated with primary intention to clip. AANS Annual Meeting, April 24, 2006
    38. Bikmaz K, Dinc C, Hatipoglu A, Iplikcioglu AC. Pineal Epidermoid Tumours. CNS Annual Meeting October7-12, Chicago, Illinois, 2006
    39. Hatipoglu AC, Bikmaz K, Iplikcioglu AC. Meningiomas in pregnancy. CNS Annual Meeting October7-12, Chicago, Illinois, 2006

Courses

  1. 1. Turkish Neurosurgical Society Course about Spinal and Peripherical Nerve Surgery, March, 12-17.2002, Cesme, Izmir
    2. European Couse in Neurosurgery on Head Injury and Functional Neurosurgery, February, 2-6, 2003, Bonn
    3. 3rd Live Demonstration Course of Microneurosurgery of Proffessor Yasargil, at Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Helsinki, May, 12-16, 2003
    4. Minimally Invasive Techniques, Basic and training course for neuroendoscopy. January 19-22,2004, Maintz and Tuttlingen, Germany
    5. Chicago Neurosurgery Board Review Courses: January 28- February 6, 2005, Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago, USA
    6. Microsurgery of Brain Tumours and Fiber Dissection Techniques, March 3-5, 2005, Saint Louis University Practical Anatomy and surgical education, St Louis, USA
    7. Microsurgery of Aneurysms: Recent AdvancesMarch 6-10, 2005, Saint Louis University Practical Anatomy and surgical education, St Louis, USA
    8. Surgical Approaches to the Skull Base, April 19-22, 2005, Saint Louis University Practical Anatomy and surgical education, St Louis, USA
    9. Mides Rex Institute Drilling Course, August 22-23, Forth Worth, Dallas, USA
    10. A new anatomical framework for neuropychiatric disorders: System analysis: September 29-October 2, Saint Louis University Practical Anatomy and surgical education, St Louis, USA
    11. European Couse in Neurosurgery on Spine, February, 5-11, 2004, Budhapest, Hungaria
    12. European Couse in Neurosurgery on Vascular Surgery, August, 2-8, 2006, Bratislava, Slovakia
    13. Minimally Invasive Techniques, Advanced course for neuroendoscopy. September 6-10, Maintz, 2006, Germany
    14. European course in neurosurgery on neurooncology, June, 2-8,2007, Lisbon, Portugal

Awards and honours

5th degree on the best oral presentation on Turkish Neurosurgical Society XXth annual meeting, April 28-May 2, 2006, Antalya, Turkey; The importance of Fiber Dissection Technique in learning brain anatomy: Kerem Bikmaz, M. Gazi Yasargil, Dianne Yasargil,

6th degree on the best oral presentation on Turkish Neurosurgical Society XXIth annual meeting, May 24-28, 2007, Antalya, Turkey; Results of microsurgical clipping of 50 high complexity basilar apex aneurysms

Dunya Norosirurji Dernekleri Fedarasyonunun 13th Kis Kongresine ( World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies 13th Interim Meeting) katilim bursu, 18-21 Kasim, 2007; Nagoya-Japonya