Prof. Abdullah İğci, M.D.

General Surgery

Prof. Abdullah İğci, M.D.
  • He participated in foundation of İstanbul School of Medicine, Breast Diseases Research and Treatment Association and Unit in 1989. 
  • He participated in organization and management of Breast Cancer Council meetings which have been maintained weekly since 1989 (more than 1350 meetings).
  • He worked as a Research Fellow in Breast Diseases Clinic and Surgical Oncology Laboratory of School of Medicine, John Hopkins University in the USA between the years of 1994 and 1995.
  • He was accepted to Fellow American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.) in 1997.
  • He authored more than  150 scientific articles which were presented in various international and local congresses and published in journals.
  • He authored 3 separate chapters on his field of specialty for 2 different books.
  • He was the editor of the books Breast Disease and Breast Cancer published by Springer publishing house.
  • He served as a member of the Istanbul Medical Faculty Administrative Board and Faculty Board.
  • He organized The 4 th National Breast Diseases Congress (Istanbul – Lütfü Kırdar) which achieved the largest participation in the field (1000 participants). He chaired the National Breast Diseases Congress held in 2011.
  • He attended in more than 20 educational meetings for postgraduate Breast Diseases Students as a participant, organizer and spokesperson. He participated in many congresses and courses as a spokesperson and debater on stomach cancer, laparoscopic rectum cancer and breast cancer.
  • He served as a founding member and chairperson of Turkish Association of Surgical Oncology in 1997. He participated as an editor in publishing of Surgical Oncology Journal.
  • He served as the founding member of the Federation of Turkish Breast Diseases Associations and as the president of the 2017 and 2019.
  • Member of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, Turkish Society of Oncology, İstanbul Breast Society (founding member), Society of Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Minimal Invasive Surgery (founding member), Turkish Association of Academic Staff, American College of Surgeons ( A.C.S.), Turkish Surgical Association, European Association of Laparoscopic Surgery (E.A.L.S.), Association of Senology, İstanbul Society of Surgery (founding member) and World Society for Breast.
  • Principal areas of clinical interest:
    • Diagnosis and treatment of breast viruses,
    • Laparoscopic surgery,
    • Surgical oncology.


Education Institution Year
General Surgery Residency Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, İstanbul University 1978 - 1983
Medical Education School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1971 - 1977


Title Institution Year
Professor Department of General Surgery, VKV American Hospital 2021 - To date
Professor Department of General Surgery, İstanbul School of Medicine 1997 - 2021
Assoc. Prof. Department of General Surgery, İstanbul School of Medicine 1991 - 1997
Research Assistant Department of General Surgery, İstanbul School of Medicine 1989 - 1991
Attending Physician Yalova State Hospital 1987 - 1989
Attending Physician Kütahya Air Force Hospital (mandatory military service) 1986 - 1988
Attending Physician Bilecik State Hospital (conscription) 1983 - 1985