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Who is Serdar KAÇAR ?

I was born in 1967 in Izmir.

I have a happy marriage. I am the father of 3 beautiful girls, more beautiful than each other.

I have a love for Altınordu,inherited from my father.

I speak English and French.

The education you have received describes you…

  • Izmir Necati Bey Primary School (1973-1978)
  • Izmir Private Saint-Joseph Secondary School (1978-1982)
  • Izmir Private Tevfik Fikret High School (1982-1985)
  • Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (1985-1992)
  • General Surgery Training at SSK (social insurance institution) Tepecik Training Hospital (1992-1996)
  • Liver Transplantation Training at Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine (2002-2003)

Surgical Experience

After becoming a general surgery specialist in 1996, I served as a General Surgery and Organ Transplantation Specialist at SSK (social insurance institution), for a period of 9 years. In 2005, was granted the title of Associate Professor-General Surgery. Between 2005 and 2012, I established the kidney transplant centers in İzmir Private Kent Hospital, Istanbul Private Gaziosmanpasa Hospital, and Medicalpark Goztepe Hospital respectively, and served as the chief executive of these centers.

I have worked in İzmir Private Kent Hospital since 2013. I established Obesity Clinic at Gazi Hospital, and performed more than 200 gastric reduction operations.

Scientific Activity

More than 50 international publications

Approximately 100 national publications

Section authorship of 12 books

Editorship of 2 books

Serving as a lecturer, session moderator, science board member, and regulatory board member in many scientific congresses held both at home and abroad.

Serving as a referee and editor in domestic and international magazines.

Citation in approximately 100 international scientific publications


Certificate of Achievement granted by SSK General Directorate for the first kidney transplant operations performed at SSK Hospitals (1997).

Young Researcher Award in ONKKD (Turkish Organ Transplantation Centers Coordination Association) 2002 Congress held in Adana (2002).

Certificate of Appreciation granted by SSK General Directorate for the first small intestine transplant in Turkey (2003).

Young Researcher Award in the World Congress of Nephrology held in Berlin (2003).

The Firsts

Besides these, I have broken many new grounds in Turkey.

Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (laparoscopic removal of the donor kidney intended to be transplanted) (2004)

Kidney-transplant without tissue adaptation (2005)

Cross-over (cross-donor) kidney transplantation (2005)

Small intestine transplantation (2005)

Social Responsibility

I have worked in the management boards of many associations engaging in scientific and social activities, and served as a founding member in some of them.

The most important one of these is that I have served as a coordinator in the project intended for providing 150.000 elementary school students and 5,000 adults with training on organ donation, for a period of 10 years, through various social activities.1