Emre Acaroglu

Emre R. Acaroglu was born in Ankara Turkey. He earned his MD degree in 1986 and started residency in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Hacettepe University. Upon completion of the residency in 1991, he worked in the same department as a clinical instructor for one and a half year, and was appointed as an assistant professor in December 1992.

He did his spine fellowship in New York from 1993 to 1994 (Columbia University, directed by Drs. JP Farcy and M Weidenbaum) with a parallel research appointment in the Orthopedic Research Laboratory, directed by Mr. V. Mow PhD.

He earned the title of Associate Professor in 1995, and received tenure in 1996. He became a Full Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology in 2002. He had spent 15 months in University of California San Francisco from 2003 and 2004 as a sabbatical. He served as the chief of spinal surgery in Hacettepe University Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology till 2009. Currently he is the director of Ankara ARTES Spine Center and chief of Orthopedic Spine.

He had been a member of the EduComm of Eurospine for three years between 2008 and 2011, and the Orthopedic Education officer of AOSpine EU between 2013 and 2016.