Dr. Alkan is an Associate Professor in Urology at Health Sciences University Okmeydanı Hospital in Istanbul. He completed his medical degree at Ege University and urology residency at the Marmara University Department of Urology. Dr. Alkan was the first Urologist to earn the title FEBU in May 2001 as from Turkey. He continued his education at UCL Institute of Urology and Nephrology in London with European Urological Scholarship Programme (EUSP). Later, Dr. Alkan worked with Dr. Janetschek as an EUSP fellow in Laparoscopic Urology and Endourology at Krankenhaus der Elisabethinen in Linz.
Dr. Alkan’s primary academic and clinical focus is Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Urologic surgery. Dr. Alkan performed HoLEP operations for the first time in Turkey in 2002. His team published their long-term results of HoLEP surgery. It is the first international publication about HoLEP surgery from Turkey. Currently, he will develop new focus on robot assisted laparoscopic surgery based on his work on laparoscopic surgery.