Zeynep Alkan, M.D.

Prof. Zeynep Alkan, M.D.

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital

Faculty and Graduation Year

Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, 1997


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Fields of Study

  • Laryngology (vocal cord surgery, voice diseases)
  • Evaluation of Professional Voice Patients,
  • Speech Disorders,
  • Swallowing assessment, swallowing EMG, vocal cord EMG
  • Head and Neck Surgery (head-neck and larynx tumors)
  • Laser laryngeal surgeries,
  • Airway Stenosis
  • Speech training after laryngeal tumor surgery, use of voice prosthesis
  • Rhinology (sinusitis surgeries)
  • Rhinoplasty (nose aesthetics)
  • Snoring and sleep apnea surgery
  • Hearing loss and ear surgeries

Career Summary

  • Between 1991 and 1997, after completing his medical education at Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, I became an ENT Head and Neck Surgery Specialist by completing his specialization training in the ENT Clinic of Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital between 1997-2001.
  • Between 2002-2006, I worked as a specialist doctor at Istanbul Surgery Hospital and 29 Mayıs Hospitals.
  • In 2006, I started working at Istanbul Training and Research Hospital.
  • In 2010, I received the title of chief assistant and associate professor in 2013.
  • On September 21, 2017, I started to work as Associate Professor at Yeditepe University Specialization Hospital ENT Department.


  • European Union Education and Youth Programs, Lifelong Learning Program
  • Leonardu Da Vinci Mobility Project Coordinator and Project Officer
  • Project Name: Healthcare Workers in the Readjustment of Laryngeal Cancer Patients to Life
  • Project Number: 2011-1-TR1-LEO03-26620
  • Turkish Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Association
  • Association of Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders
  • Istanbul ENT Specialists Association (8th congress secretary)
  • Rhinology Association

Professional Awards

  • 30th National ENT Head and Neck Surgery Congress (2008), 2nd prize in General ENT Evaluation of the Upper Esophageal Sphincter in Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Patients with Lower Esophageal Sphincter Insufficiency
  • 45th National Neurology Congress 1st prize (2009) Electrophysiologic Investigation of Cricopharyngeal Muscle in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy
  • 6th National Rhinology Congress. Best 2nd Poster award (2010) Comparison of Biomechanical Properties of Suture Techniques Used in Septal Lengthening Graft
  • 32nd National ENT Head and Neck Surgery Congress General ENT 3rd prize (2010) Histopathologic Features of Sulcus Vocalis
  • 7th National Rhinology Congress 2nd Best Oral Presentation Award (2011) An Experimental Study on the Selection of Costal Cartilage Suitable for Biomechanical Properties of Septal Cartilage
  • 8th National Rhinology Congress Best 1st Oral Paper award (2012) The effect of Septal Cartilage Perichondrium on Septum Biomechanics.
  • 34th National ENT Head and Neck Surgery Congress General ENT 3rd prize (2012) 3rd prize in the study on rats named Effects of Radiotherapy on Laryngeal Mucosa in Animal Reflux Model (October 2012, Antalya)
  • 9th National Rhinology Congress Best 1st Oral Paper award (2013) Evaluation of the late-term viability of costal cartilage used in rhinoplasty in a rabbit model
  • 37th National ENT Head and Neck Surgery Congress, Head and Neck Surgery/Laryngology-Phoniatry 2nd prize Shaping the appropriate anterior cartilage graft for successful laryngotracheal reconstruction


  • Turkish Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Organization
  • Istanbul Voice and Swallowing Disorders Organization
  • Larynx Patients Organization

Place and Year of Specialization

Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, 2001

Professorship Place and Year

Yeditepe University Hospital, 2020

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