Prof. Can Atalay, M.D.

General Surgery

Breast Surgery

Prof. Can Atalay, M.D.
  • Professor Can Atalay is the founding member of the Breast Surgery Association and chaired the association between 2014 and 2018. Still serves as General Secretary.
  • Founding member of SENATÜRK Senology Academy and Head of Basic Science, Translational Research & Biobanking Department since 2013.
  • Served as Publication Secretary from 2006 to 2014, Vice Editor from 2014 to 2016 and Editor from 2017 to 2019 of Turkish Journal of Surgery.
  • Worked as a member of Board of Turkish Surgical Association from 2012 to 2016 and as Treasurer of the Board from 2016 to2018.
  • Founding member of Ankara Breast Diseases Association. Member of the Board from 2007 to 2014 and Chair of the association between 2011 and 2013.
  • Served as General Secretary of Turkish Federation of Breast Diseases Societies from 2011 to 2013.
  • Studied Oncoplastic Surgery at the Breast Clinic of the European Academy of Senology in Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Principal fields of clinical interest:
    • Benign breast diseases,
    • Fibrocystic diseases,
    • Fibroadenoma,
    • Paget's disease of the breast,
    • Nipple discharge,
    • Accessory breast pathology,
    • Breast cancer surgery and treatment,
    • Oncoplastic surgery.


Education Institution Year
Surgical Oncology Fellow Surgical Oncology 2012
Doctorate Degree (PhD) Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Biotechnology Department 1997 - 2004
General Surgery Residency SBÜ Ankara Training And Research Hospital Surgery Clinic 1990 - 1994
Medical Education Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (English) 1984 - 1990


Title Institution Year
Professor American Hospital 2019 - to date
Professor Acıbadem University, Altunizade Hospital 2017 - 2019
Assoc. Prof. SBÜ Ankara Oncology Training And Research Hospital Surgery Clinic
2006 - 2017
Attending Physician SBÜ Ankara Oncology Training And Research Hospital Surgery Clinic 1995 - 2006