Dr. Özer Makay

Dr. Özer Makay


Dr. Özer MAKAY is Professor of Surgery. He was raised in the Netherlands and educated at Ege University Medical School in general and endocrine surgery. He did his surgical internship at London King’s College Hospital.

He had postgraduate training in minimally invasive and endocrine surgery at Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; University of Halle, Germany; University of Pisa, Italy; and Yonsei University, South Korea

Dr. Makay lectures on a regular basis on national and international courses. His research work on various topics in endocrine surgery led to the publication of over 150 peer-reviewed papers and books chapters;

At the present time he is an executive committee member of the Turkish Association of Endocrine Surgery, an examiner for the UEMS European Board in Endocrine Surgery, a member of the Research and Education Committee of the European Association of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES), member of International Advisory Board of Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AsAES) and national collaborator and council member of the ‘Eurocrine’ project. He is currently being in a position of the Parathyroid Expert Group of European Society of Endocrinology (ESE). His center is appointed as a training center of the International Neural Monitoring Study Group (INMSG) for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery and of the ESES.   

He launched the robotic adrenalectomy program at his university, the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy & parathyroidectomy and the transoral robotic thyroidectomy program of Turkey. He carried out Europe’s first transoral robotic thyroidectomy course at ORSİ in Belgium.

Izmir, Turkey
Endocrine Surgeon

Work Experience

Endocrine Surgeon General Surgery Department
Since 2005
Ege University


Medicine Degree
Ege University, School of Medicine
Residence in General Surgery
Department of Ege University, School of Medicine
Surgical internship
London King’s College Hospital