Prof. Ahmet Alanay
Dr. Ahmet Alanay is an internationally recognized surgeon, advancing the spinal care specialty and contributing to surgeons’ training around the world. He is a recipient of numerous national and international awards, and is a pioneer of many state-of-the-art techniques and new approaches in spinal surgery—especially spinal deformities in Turkey. These include the:
- Vertebroplasty technique for vertebral fractures
- Neuromonitorization technique for scoliosis surgeries
- Magnetically controlled growing rods for early onset scoliosis
- Anterior thoracoscopic tethering technique for scoliosis treatment
Dr. Alanay serves as a board member and chair of the education council of the U.S.-based Scoliosis Research Society, the world’s most prestigious spinal society. He also is a founding member of the European Spinal Study Group (ESSG) and is a member of other study groups.
Pediatric and adult spinal disorders is Dr. Alanay’s subspecialty.
Dr. Alanay graduated from Ankara University Medical Faculty and completed his residency in 1996 at the Hacettepe University Medical Faculty Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and subsequently received his Orthopedics and Traumatology specialist degree. He completed a fellowship on spine surgery between 1998-1999 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Alanay received his associate professor degree in 2002 and professor degree in 2007 from the Hacettepe University Medical Faculty.
Faculty and Clinical Positions
In 2012, Dr. Alanay began working at Acibadem Health Group and established the Comprehensive Spine Center at the Acibadem Maslak Hospital. Additionally, he is an instructor of orthopedics and traumatology at the Acibadem University School of Medicine, and still continues his research in this field.