M. Memet Özek was born in Tübingen on November 23, 1956. He did Abitur in German High School of İstanbul and graduated with honors from İstanbul University School of Medicine. He did his residency in Hacettepe University in Ankara followed by his mandatory military service in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Turkish Military Academy in Ankara.
In 1989, he started his academic career in Marmara University School of Medicine as an assistant professor. In 1990 and 1991, he was a fellow in the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the New York Medical Center directed by Fred Epstein. Soon after his return to İstanbul, he established the first independent Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery of his country and became an associate professor. In 1999 he achieved the position of full professor in his department. Between the years 2008 and 2010 , he was the president of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. In 2011, he moved to Acıbadem University and became the head of the Department of Neurosurgery in 2018.
He is an active member of 8 scientific societies, editor of 4 books, an author of 105 indexed papers. He joined 82 neurosurgery courses as a member of the faculty and organized 18 courses on different topics of pediatric neurosurgery in his own institution to educate young neurosurgeons of his geographical region.
He is married to Prof. Dr. Eren Özek and is the father of Ceren Ozek Moore, Ph.D.
Besides his career in neurosurgery, he is a dive master and an enthusiastic collector of Anatolian carpets and seahells.
- School of Medicine
- Departmant of Surgecal Sciences