After graduating from the Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1999, Professor Karatepe completed his surgical residency at the prestigious Okmeydanı Teaching and Research Hospital in 2004. Following his residency in an aim to strengthen his knowledge of general surgery Prof. Karatepe became a fellow at the Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine specializing in Peripheral Vascular Surgeries.
Shortly after in 2011 Prof. Karatepe was given the title of Associate Professor by the Interuniversity Board and was appointed a fellow by the Erasmus University Department of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery and Transplantation clinic. During this fellowship Prof. Karatepe participated in 64 kidney transplantations, 23 liver transplantations, 8 multi organ donations and 25 liver surgery procedures and autonomously performed 10 kidney transplantations.
After working at various prestigious institutions throughout Turkey Prof. Karatepe was given the title of Professor in 2016. Karatepe’s advanced knowledge in laparoscopic surgeries has made an expert surgeon in all areas including Invasive Pancreatic and Liver procedures. Prof. Karatepe has played a vital role in articles published in over 60 international and 100 national magazines. Additionally he has contributed to three books. Prof. Karatepe is an avid wind surfer and diver and enjoys motorcycles. Karatepe is married and a father to two children; Dila and Bora.
Certificates and Courses
Advance Laparoscopy, 2010 Strasburg
Erasmus MC Department of Hepatobiliary surgery, 2011 Rotterdam
Robotic Intra abdominal Surgery, 2011 Strasburg
European Society of Organ Transplantation TOP course, 2011 Berlin
European Society of Laparoscopy Advance Course, 2011 Muscat
Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy, 2011 Rotterdam
Laparoscopic Liver Surgery, 2012 Amsterdam
Advance Laparoscopy for Liver and Pancreas Surgery, 2014 Strasburg
Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery, 2014 Strasburg
Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery, IFSO, 2014 Brussels
DaVinci Robotics Surgery Courses, 2014, Acibadem Hospital Istanbul
Robotic Liver and Advance Pancreatic Surgery, 2016 Strasburg
European Society of Transplantation
International Association of Surgeons, Gastronologists and Oncologists
Turkish Surgical Association
Turkish Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association