Emel Canbay is an Associate Professor of General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey. Associate Professor Canbay graduated from the University of Cumhuriyet, Sivas, Turkey. She had also completed postgraduate higher degree, Doctor of Philosophy (University of London, UK). She had a postdoctoral research fellowships in She was trained at Department of General Surgery, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas and Ankara Research & Educational Hospital, Ankara, Turkey as a General Surgeon, Turkey. She had completed compulsory duty in Iranian border of Turkey, Agri-Patnos.

Then she has been assigned from the Ministry of Health of Turkey as an attending General Surgeon to the Breast Units, Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Accident and Emergency Departments of Istanbul University for four years.

She has the first General Surgeon obtained European Board Certification from Turkey. Following advanced specialty fellowship in the Japan and Korea, for advanced disease management, minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic submucosal dissections, she has been visited surgeon to Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Peritoneal Surface Oncology, USA.

She is fully trained in peritonectomy procedures and intraperitoenal chemotherapy applications, minimally invasive procedures with laparacopy and robotic surgery and endoscopic interventions.

She has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles and textbook that is recently published by Springer entitled as ‘’Peritoneal Surface Malignancies: A Curative Approach’’ and approximately 1000 citations. She is a President of a nonprofit organization for management of peritoneal surface malignancies in Istanbul, Turkey, since 2013.


Medical Doctor (MD) Faculty of Medicine, University of Cumhuriyet, Sivas,Turkey
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), University of London, United Kingdom
Fellow, European Board of General Surgery (FEBS), Krakow, Poland
Fellow, American College of Surgery (FACS), USA
Chief/Vice Chief Examination of Ministry of Health of Turkey
Associate Professorship of Higher Educational Council of Turkey

Specialty Training
General Surgery, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara,Turkey
Breast Surgery, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Hospital, Istanbul
Gastrointestinal Surgery, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University,Istanbul
Peritoneal Surface Malignancies Center, Osaka, Japan
Sugarbaker Oncology, Washington DC, USA
Minimally Invasive laparascopic and robotic Gastrointestinal Surgery, Seoul, ,Korea

Professional Affiliations
Fellow, European Board of Surgery
Fellow, American Board of Surgery
Associate Professor of General Surgery
Associate Surgeon of Peirtoneal Surface Malignancy Center, Osaka, Japan
Member, Turkish Surgical Society
Member of European Association for Surgical Oncology