I was born in 1969 in Mersin, however I do not know the city very well since we moved to İskenderun when I was yet 1 year old due to my father’s job in İskenderun Iron-Steel Factory. I completed elementary school in İskenderun Iron-Steel Elementary School and started boarding school in Tarsus American College at the age of 12. Although boarding school was a difficult experience for a 12 year old child, I believe it has contributed to my life undeniably.

Education and Academics

  • 2014 – Professor of General Surgery
  • 2005 - Associate Professor of General Surgery
  • 1993-1999 Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine - General Surgery Specialization
  • 1987-1993 Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Graduate


  • October 1999 – March 2009: Başkent University Adana Research Hospital
  • March 2009 – October 2010: BSK Metropark Hospital Medical Services Director and staff surgeon
  • March 2010 – Qualified for the highest ranking medical accreditation JCI for BSK Metropark Hospital
  • September 3, 2012 – September 2017 Başkent University Adana Research Hospital
I am practicing medicine in my own clinic today.

Scientific Papers

Articles published in international refereed journals:

  1. Nursal TZ, Kologlu M, Aran O. Spigelian hernia presenting as an incarcerated incisional hernia. Hernia 1997;1:149-150.
  2. Nursal TZ, Atli M, Kaynaroglu V. Morgagni hernia in a patient with Morquio syndrome. Hernia 2000;4:37-39.
  3. Nursal TZ, Ugurlu M, Kologlu M, Hamaloglu E. Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias: a report of 26 cases. Hernia 2001;5:25-29.
  4. Nursal TZ, Baykal A, İret D, Aran Ö. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with situs inversus totalis. J Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques A 2001;11:239-241.
  5. Nursal TZ, Yildirim S, Noyan T, Moray G, Haberal M, Yildirim T. Hemobilia and jaundice caused by acalculous cholecystitis. J Clin Gastroenterol 2002;34:191-192.
  6. Nursal TZ, Yildirim S, Tarim A, Noyan T. Laparoscopic resection of patent omphalomesenteric duct in an adult. Surg Endosc 2002;16:1638.DOI: 10.1007/s00464-002-4209-2.
  7. Özer B, Serin E, Gümürdülü Y, Nursal TZ, Noyan T, Kayaselçuk F, Boyacıoğlu S. Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus, Digestive Endoscopy 2002;14:20-21.
  8. Nursal TZ, Yakupoglu H, Renda N, Hamaloğlu E, Sayek I, Onat D, Palaoglu S, Enünlü T. Pinealectomy does not affect the healing of experimental colonic anastomoses. J Invest Surg 2002;15:61-68.
  9. Nursal TZ, Yildirim S, Tarim A, Noyan T, Poyraz P, Tuna N, Haberal M. Effect of drainage on postoperative nausea, vomiting, and pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Langenbecks Arch Surg 2003;388:95-100.
  10. Nursal TZ, Abbasoglu O. Sporadic hereditary pancreatic desmoid tumor: A new entity. J Clin Gastroenterol 2003;37:186-188.
  11. Abbasoglu O, Nursal TZ. Surgical technique for closure of difficult abdomen. Acta Chir Belg 2003;103:340-341.
  12. Nursal TZ, Yildirim S, Tarim A, Caliskan K, Ezer A, Noyan T. Burns in Southern Turkey: Electrical burns remain a major problem. J Burn Care Rehabil 2003;24:309-314.
  13. Nursal TZ, Anarat R, Bircan S, Yildirim S, Tarim A, Haberal M. The effect of tissue adhesive, octyl-cyanoacrylate, on the healing of experimental high-risk and normal colonic anastomoses. Am J Surg 2004;187:28-32.
  14. Tarim A, Nursal TZ, Yildirim S, Ezer A, Caliskan K, Torer N. Laparoscopic repair of bilateral Morgagni hernia. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2004;14:96-97.
  15. Kayaselçuk F, Nursal TZ, Polat A, Noyan T, Yıldırım S, Tarım A, Seydaoğlu G. Expressıon of survivin ,bcl-2, p53 and bax in breast arcinoma and ductal intraepithelial neoplasia (DIN 1a), J of Exp and Clin Cancer Res 2004;23:105-112.
  16. Nursal TZ, Yildirim S, Tarim A. Giant adrenal hemangioma: Report of a rare case. Acta Chir Belg 2004;104:224-225.
  17. Guvel S, Nursal TZ, Kilinc F, Egilmez T, Yaycioglu O, Ozkardes H.Transurethral prostatectomy and inguinal hernia repair in a single session. Urol Int. 2004;73:266-9.
  18. Ulusan S, Kizilkilic O, Yildirim T, Hurcan C, Bal N, Nursal TZ. Radiological findings of primary retroperitoneal synovial sarcoma. Br J Radiol 2005;78:166-9.
  19. Yildirim S, Nursal TZ, Yildirim T, Tarim A, Caliskan K. Brachial artery pseudoaneurysm: a rare complication after haemodialysis therapy. Acta Chir Belg. 2005;105:190-3.
  20. Nursal TZ, Noyan T, Atalay BG, Koz N, Karakayali H. Simple two-part tool for screening of malnutrition. Nutrition 2005;21:659-65.
  21. Nursal TZ, Noyan T, Tarim A, Karakayali H. A new weighted scoring system for Subjective Global Assessment.Nutrition 2005;21:666-71.
  22. Tarim A, Nursal TZ, Yildirim S, Noyan T, Moray G, Haberal M. Epidemiology of pediatric burn injuries in southern Turkey. J Burn Care Rehabil 2005;26:327-30.
  23. Yildirim S, Tarim A, Nursal TZ, Yildirim T, Caliskan K, Torer N, Karagulle E, Noyan T, Moray G, Haberal M.Retained surgical sponge (gossypiboma) after intraabdominal or retroperitoneal surgery: 14 cases treated at a single center. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2006;391:390-5
  24. Yildirim S, Nursal TZ, Tarim A, Kayaselcuk F, Noyan T. A rare cause of acute appendicitis: Parasitic infection. Scand J Infect Dis 2005;37:757-9.
  25. Yildirim S, Oguzkurt L, Tarim A, Nursal TZ, Noyan T, Moray G. Endovascular treatment of traumatic femoral arteriovenous fistula. European J Radiology Extra 2005;55:33-35.
  26. Yildirim S, Nursal TZ, Tarim A, Torer N, Noyan T, Demiroglu YZ, Moray G, Haberal M. Bacteriological profile and antibiotic resistance: comparison of findings in a burn intensive care unit, other intensive care units, and the hospital services unit of a single center. J Burn Care Rehabil. 2005;26(6):488-92.
  27. Nursal TZ, Bal N, Anarat R, Colakoglu T, Noyan T, Moray G, Haberal M. Effects of a static magnetic field on wound healing: results in experimental rat colon anastomoses. Am J Surg. 2006;192(1):76-81.
  28. Nursal TZ, Oguzkurt L, Tercan F, Torer N, Noyan T, Karakayali H, Haberal M. Is routine preoperative ultrasonographic mapping for arteriovenous fistula creation necessary in patients with favorable physical examination findings? Results of a randomized controlled trial. World J Surg. 2006;30(6):1100-7.
  29. Caliskan K, Nursal TZ, Yildirim S, Moray G, Torer N, Noyan T, Haberal MA. Hydrodissection with adrenaline-lidocaine-saline solution in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2006;391(4):359-63.
  30. Tarim A, Nursal TZ, Basaran O, Yildirim S, Turk E, Moray G, Haberal M. Scalding in Turkish children: comparison of burns caused by hot water and hot milk. Burns. 2006;32(4):473-6. Epub 2006 Apr 18.
  31. Yildirim S, Tarim A, Nursal TZ, Yildirim T, Caliskan K, Torer N, Karagulle E, Noyan T, Moray G, Haberal M. Retained surgical sponge (gossypiboma) after intraabdominal or retroperitoneal surgery: 14 cases treated at a single center. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2006;391:390-395
  32. Bolat F, Kayaselcuk F, Nursal TZ, Yagmurdur MC, Bal N, Demirhan B. Microvessel density, VEGF expression, and tumor-associated macrophages in breast tumors: correlations with prognostic parameters. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Sep;25(3):365-72.
  33. Bal N, Yildirim S, Nursal TZ, Bolat F, Kayaselcuk F. Association of ezrin expression in intestinal and diffuse gastric carcinoma with clinicopathological parameters and tumor type. World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jul 21;13(27):3726-9.
  34. Bolat F, Kayaselcuk F, Nursal TZ, Reyhan M, Bal N, Yildirim S, Tuncer I. Histopathological changes in thyroid tissue after fine needle aspiration biopsy. Pathol Res Pract. 2007 Sep 26;203(9):641-645.
  35. Caliskan K, Nursal TZ, Tarim AM, Noyan T, Moray G, Haberal M. The adequacy of laparoscopy for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis procedures. Transplant Proc. 2007 Jun;39(5):1359-61.
  36. Nursal TZ, Erdogan B, Noyan T, Cekinmez M, Atalay B, Bilgin N. The effect of metoclopramide on gastric emptying in traumatic brain injury. J Clin Neurosci. 2007 Apr;14(4):344-8.
  37. Ezer A, Nursal TZ, Noyan T, Moray G. Giant hepatic hydatid cyst: a case report. World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Apr 28;13(16):2388-9.
  38. Torer N, Kayaselcuk F, Nursal TZ, Yildirim S, Tarim A, Noyan T, Karakayali H. Adhesion molecules as prognostic markers in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2007 Sep 14;96(5):419-423
  39. Nursal TZ, Ulusan S, Tercan F, Yildirim S, Tarim A, Noyan T, Bilgin N. Laparoscopic management of gallbladder duplication. Int Surg. 2007 Jul-Aug;92(4):195-7.
  40. Ozkan U, Oguzkurt L, Tercan F, Nursal TZ. The prevalence and clinical predictors of incidental atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis. Eur J Radiol. 2007 Dec 3; [Epub ahead of print] 

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