Prof. Dr. Ali SAVAŞ

Professor Savas graduated from Ankara University (Turkey), School of Medicine in 1986. He was enrolled in the neurosurgical training program as resident at Department of Neurosurgery at Istanbul University, and completed this program in 1992. Afterwards, he made his doctoral (PhD) study in Neuropharmacology and got further training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at Freiburg University (Germany).

He became Associate Professor in 2000; and Professor of Neurosurgery in 2006 at Ankara University. He worked as "visiting professor" at Munich University (Germany) in 2006; and at the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) in 2012.He worked at the Department of Neurosurgery University of California Los Angeles (USA) as Visiting Professor in 2019.

He has got the research prize of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) in 2002. He worked as member of the EANS Research Committee; he is still the member of “European Board of Neurosurgery” (Examination Committee of EANS); member the “Board of Officers” of EANS; representative of Turkey at the World Federation of Neurosurgery (WFNS); and Executive Committee Member of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN).

He is mainly interested in movement disorders surgery (Parkinson's Disease, tremor, distonia), pain surgery (trigeminal neuralgia, cancer pain, neuropathic pain) and brain tumor surgery beside general neurosurgery.