Erkan Kaptanoğlu graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1990. He gained his expertise whilst completing his residency in Neurosurgery at Ankara Numune Hospital in 1997. Erkan Kaptanoğlu worked with Prof. Dr. Charles Tatoras a research fellow at the University of Toronto for a period of one year from 1998-1999 on "spinal cord injury and regeneration". Erkan Kaptanoğlu won many awards on spinal cord injury research. Erkan Kaptanoğlu was elected to be the Head of the Committee of Young Neurosurgeons of Turkish Neurosurgery Association between 2002 - 2003. He was elected to the Board of Turkish Neurosurgery Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Group between 2003 - 2009. He worked as an assistant editor of the Turkish Journal of Neurosurgery in 2001 - 2006. He completed the Doctorate Program in Advanced Neurological Sciences in Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences in 2005. He was promoted as Doctor of Science by completing a doctorate (PhD). He worked in the Department of Neurosurgery in Ankara Numune Hospital until 2010. Currently,Erkan Kaptanoğlu is serving as Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the School of Medicine, Near East University in North Cyprus, since 2010.
spinal cord injury