Dr.Mehmet Zileli was born in 1956, graduated Ege Medical School in 1980, became Professor of Neurosurgery in 1996. He served as the Chief of the Neurosurgery Department in Ege University, Izmir, Turkey between 2009-2011.
He had research fellowship in Erlangen University, Germany with Prof. J.Schramm and short term clinical fellowship in Albuquerque, USA with Prof.E.C.Benzel.
He has been the Founding President of Spine Section of Turkish Neurosurgical Society (1995-1999), President of the Turkish Neurosurgical Society (2006-2008), President, Turkish Neurosurgery Board, (2010-2012), President, World Spinal Column Society (2010-2014), President of Middle East Spine Society (2011-2015), President of the Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Society (2014-2015). He has organized 6th Black Sea Neurosurgical Congress (2009), ACNS (Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons) (2012), Middle East Spine Congress (2011, 2013), APCSS (Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Society) Congress (2014), Advanced Spine Course since 1997 (18 courses) and Istanbul Spine Masters courses since 2015. Currently he is the co-chairman of the Spine Committee of WFNS.
He has important contributions to education and training in spine surgery in Turkey, by organizing courses on spine surgery since 1997, two cadaver courses (2003 and 2005) and by a spine fellowship program that served many national and international fellows. He has also been the host of the “Travelling Fellowship of Spine Society of Europe” (2002-2004).
Dr.Mehmet Zileli has important contributions to education and training of spine surgeons in Turkey. He is the founder of the first spine fellowship program in Turkey.
He is the author or co-author of 169 scientific articles, editor of 9 books, author of 24 international and 81 national book chapters. He has presented 426 papers or conferences in international meetings and 342 in national meetings. H index is 17. Number of citations is 873.
He is the member of 14 national and 20 international medical societies. He is the editorial board member and/or reviewer of 35 scientific medical journal.
Geographic variations in clinical presentation and outcomes of decompressive surgery in patients with symptomatic degenerative cervical myelopathy: Analysis of a prospective, international multicenter cohort study of 757 patients