Dr.Mehmet Zileli is the Professor and Chief of the Neurosurgery Department in Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
He has worked as a fellow in Erlangen, Germany with Johannes Schramm (1987-1988).
He is the first president of the Spine Section of Turkish Neurosurgical Society (1995-1999), President of the Turkish Neurosurgical Society (2006-2008), Vise President of the World Spinal Column Society since 2009. He has been the program chairman of the World Spine IV Meeting (2007), president of the 6th Black Sea Neurosurgical Congress (2009) in Istanbul.
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).
He is the author or co-author of 45 international, 70 national scientific papers, editor of 4 books, author of 13 international and 72 national book chapters. He has presented 202 papers or conferences in international and 263 in national meetings.
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