Dr. Metin Kerem Biography

Dr. Metin Kerem was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1977.

Dr. Metin Kerem was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1977. After graduating from Ankara Çankaya Milli Piyango High School, he started his medical training at Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, in 1995. He was graduated from medical faculty in 2001, and started his plastic surgery residency period at Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in 2002. Simultaneously, he worked as a volunteer surgical assistant in a private aesthetic surgery clinic during residency. Having performed thousands of aesthetic, reconstructive and hand surgery operations himself, he completed his residency period in July 2007. Due to the medical law in Turkey, he was assigned for obligatory governmental service in Şırnak State Hospital, located in southeastern Turkey. Being the first plastic surgeon ever to work in this area, he established the plastic surgery clinic in this hospital, and performed a lot of interesting cases. Meanwhile, he went on improving his international scientific career. With regard to his success on this field, he was qualified as a fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and was rewarded with the EU quality recognition in November 2008. After finishing his obligatory governmental service, he completed his military service as a second lieutenant plastic surgeon, in Kyrenia Military Hospital, North Cyprus. Dr. Metin Kerem, who is now performing his private practice in his own aesthetic surgery clinic in Istanbul, has 15 international scientific publications and 19 congress presentations. He is an active member of International Society of Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Turkish Society of Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

METIN KEREM, MD AFFILIATIONS
The European Union of Medical Specialists
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
TÜRK PLASTİK, REKONSTRÜKTİF VE ESTETİK CERRAHİ DERNEĞİ
Estetik Plastik Cerrahi Derneği
Dr. Metin Kerem Plastic Surgery Center
A hi-tech boutique of plastic surgery, in a central and prestigious location in Istanbul.

European Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Metin Kerem is in charge of all invasive-and non invasive procedures himself, on a patient-oriented basis. All minimal invasive procedures are undertaken in the clinic, while invasive surgical procedures are done in a fully equipped hospital, specially designed for plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Metin Kerem welcomes patients from all over the world, for an exciting touch to face and body aesthetics.

Scientific Activities of Dr. Metin Kerem:

COURSES ATTENDED

  • 2006: Prof. Dr. Rıdvan Ege Basic Hand Surgery Course, Ankara
  • 2007: 29th National Plastic Surgery Congress-Laser course, Eskişehir
  • 2008: Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 1st Plastic Surgery School, Rhinoplasty Course, İstanbul
  • 2008: EBOPRAS 17th European Course in Plastic Surgery, Zagreb, Croatia

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • 2008: EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery) exam success and quality recognition, European Board Fellowship

CONGRESSES AND SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS ATTENDED

  • 2002: 24th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, Ankara
  • 2003: 25th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, Samsun
  • 2004: 9th Turkish Hand&Upper Extremity Surgery Congress, Bodrum
  • 2004: 26th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, Ankara
  • 2006: 10th Turkish Hand&Upper Extremity Surgery Congress, Antalya
  • 2006: 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, Ankara
  • 2007: 29th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, Eskişehir
  • 2007: 3rd Nervous System Surgery Society Scientific Congress, Antalya
  • 2009: 31st Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, Adana
  • 2011: 9th Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 2012: 5th European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, İstanbul

PAPERS PUBLISHED IN INDEXED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  • Ünlü RE, Abaci E, Kerem M, Aksoy E, Şensöz Ö. “Brown tumor in children with normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism: a report of two cases” J Craniofac Surg. 2003 Jan;14(1):69-73.
  • Uraloglu M, Kerem M, Tekin F, Unlu RE, Sensoz O, Uysal AC. “Tunnelized superior auricular artery based flap for reconstruction of anterior auriculohelical defect” Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Jun;54(6):684-5.
  • Alagoz MS, Uysal CA, Kerem M, Sensoz O. “Reverse homodigital artery flap coverage for bone and nailbed grafts in fingertip amputations”. Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Mar;56(3):279-83.
  • Orbay H, Unlu RE, Kerem M, Sensoz O. “Preapplication of lidocaine to split-thickness skin graft donor site to decrease pain during the removal of dressing”. Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Mar;56(3):346-7.
  • Ortak T, Kerem M, Uraloğlu M, Unlu RE,Inozu E, Sensoz O. “Surgical Technique for the correction of postpalatoplasty fistulae of the hard palate”. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 May;117(6):2082-3; author reply 2083-5.
  • Orbay H, Unlu RE, Kerem M, Sensoz O. “Clinical experiences with a new tourniquet device”. Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Jun;56(6):618-21.
  • Unlu RE, Orbay H, Kerem M, Firat Esmer A, Tuccar E, Sensoz O. “Innervation of three weight-bearing areas of the foot: An anatomic study and clinical implications”. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008;61(5):557-61.
  • Orbay H, Kerem M, Unlu RE, Esmer AF, Comert A, Tuccar E, Sensoz O. “Vascular Anatomy of Plantar Muscles”. Ann Plast Surg. 2007 Apr;58(4):420-426.
  • Kerem M, Orbay H, Sensoz O. “ Use of an expanded temporoparietal fascial flap technique for total auricular reconstruction”. Plast Reconstr Surg 2007 Jun 119(7):2320-1.
  • Ozdemir A, Kerem M, Unlü RE, Sensöz O. “Nitrous oxide administered by the plastic surgeon for repair of facial lacerations in children in the emergency room.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Sep;120(3):809-10.
  • Ünlü RE, Kerem M, Tug M, Orbay H, Sensoz O. “Prefabrication of a conjoint flap containing xenogenic tissues: a preliminary report on an experimental model” J Craniofac Surg. 2007 Nov;18(6):1451-6.
  • Orbay H, Kerem M, Ünlü RE, Comert A, Tuccar E, Sensoz O. “Maxillary Artery: anatomical landmarks and relationship with mandibular subcondyl” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec;120(7):1865-70.
  • Uraloğlu M, Kerem M, Arpac E. “Arterial and venous anatomy of deep inferior epigastric perforator and superficial inferior epigastric artery flaps.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jun;123(6):1883.
  • Altun S, Uraloğlu M, Kerem M, Alhan B. “Anatomical study of the ulnar dorsal artery and design of a new retrograde ulnar dorsal flap.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jun;123(6):1888-9; author reply 1889-90.
  • Unlü RE, Altun S, Kerem M, Koç MN. “Is it really necessary to make wide excisions for basal cell carcinoma treatment?” J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Nov;20(6):1989-91.

NATIONAL CONGRESS PRESENTATIONS

  • Alagöz MŞ, Uysal AÇ, Tüccar E, Şensöz Ö, Kerem, M. “Morphologic evaluation of tendon graft donor sites: palmaris longus, plantaris, tensor fascia lata”, 24th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 28, Ankara, 2002.
  • Alagöz MŞ, Uysal AÇ, Tüccar E, Şensöz Ö, Kerem M. “Comparison of surgical treatment methods for Dupuytren’s contracture”, 24th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 28, Ankara, 2002.
  • Alagöz MŞ, Uysal AÇ, Kerem, M, Şensöz Ö, Ortak T, Ünlü RE, Şensöz Ö. “Homodigital island flap repair for fingertip amputations”, 25th. Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 8, Samsun, 2003.
  • Alagöz MŞ, Uysal AÇ, Şensöz, Ö, Kerem M, Ortak T, Ünlü RE. “A method to increase bone graft viability: prefabricated bone flap”, 25th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 39, Samsun, 2003.
  • Kerem, M, Ünlü RE, Ortak T, Orbay H, Koç MN, Şensöz Ö. “Usage of vascularized acellular dermal matrix(Alloderm) island flaps for facial tissue defects”, 26th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, Ankara, 2004.
  • Uraloğlu M, Ortak T, Orbay H, Kerem M, Şensöz Ö. “Repair of sternal defects with pectoralis major muscle flaps”, 27th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 163, Konya, 2005.
  • Ünlü RE, Tekin F, Kerem M, Aksoy E, Uraloğlu M, Ortak T, Şensöz Ö. “Congenital penis torsion: a report of two cases”, 27th. Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 432, Konya, 2005.
  • Ortak T, Kerem M, Yılmaz AD, İnözü E, Şensöz Ö. “An unusual initial presentation of Proteus Syndrome: Ingrowing nail”, 27th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 479, Konya, 2005.
  • Orbay H, Ünlü RE, Kerem M, Aydın N, Şensöz Ö. “Clinical experiences with a new tourniquet device”. 10th National Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Congress, P-3, Antalya, 2006.
  • Orbay H, Kerem M, Ünlü RE, Alhan B, Cömert A, Tüccar E, Şensöz Ö. “Maxillary Artery: Anatomic Landmarks and relations with the mandibular subcondyl”. 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 1, Ankara, 2006.
  • Kerem M, Ünlü RE, Arpacı E, Orbay H, Şensöz Ö. “Evaluation of the osteogenic capacity of acellular dermal matrix grafts (Alloderm)”. 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 102, Ankara, 2006.
  • Orbay H, Kerem M, Ünlü RE, Aydın N, Esmer AF, Cömert A, Tüccar E, Şensöz Ö. “Vascular anatomy of the plantar muscles”. 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 118, Ankara, 2006.
  • Orbay H, Kerem M, Ünlü RE, Özdemir A, Esmer AF, Tüccar E, Şensöz Ö. “Innervation of the three weight-bearing areas of the foot”. 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 119, Ankara, 2006.
  • Ünlü RE, Kerem M, Orbay H, Arpacı E, Şensöz Ö. “Enhancement of super-thin flap vascularity using the delay phenomenon”. 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 175, Ankara, 2006.
  • Ünlü RE, Koç MN, Altun S, Kerem M, Şensöz Ö “Thenar schwannoma: Case Report”. 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 197, Ankara, 2006.
  • Ünlü RE, Yılmaz AD, İnözü E, Kerem M, Şensöz Ö. “De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and trigger finger in the same thumb: case report”. 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 201, Ankara, 2006.
  • Orbay H, Kerem M, Ünlü RE, Aydın N, Şensöz Ö. “Clinical experiences with a new tourniquet device”. 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 213, Ankara, 2006.
  • Orbay H, Ünlü RE, Kerem M, Şensöz Ö. “Pe-application of Lidocaine to split thickness skin graft donor site to reduce pain during the removal of dressing”. 28th Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery National Congress, 310, Ankara, 2006.
  • Kerem M, Aras Y, Şensöz Ö. “Creation of new bony tissue by subperiosteal prefabrication of acellular dermal matrix grafts” Nervous System Surgery Society 3rd National Congress, 29, Antalya, 2007.