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Title: Safranbolu, Northern Turkey. Watercolor
Year: 1990
Artist: Mehmet Zileli, MD
Artist Statement:
Safranbolu is a town in the Black Sea region of northern Turkey. It was a stop on the trade route between Europe and the Orient, so-called the Silk-Road. It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The words "safran" and "bol" means "full of saffron," resembling the primary production of saffron in the past. It is a well-preserved town with houses unique examples of Ottoman architecture. Red-roofed old houses and cobblestone streets are a good route for a romantic stroll. The 17th and 18th-century houses have a unique feature that none of them limits the other's sunlight and stays in a shadow. The houses have been built according to the direction of the sunlight.
Somebody can ask the question for the reason I paint. "Is it a hobby or necessity for us as neurosurgeons?". I believe, especially visual arts (painting, photography) may develop surgeons. Interpretation of anything in your style may be considered art. After a certain level, the decisions and techniques of surgery can be considered as art-like processes. More than this, art is necessary for learning the nervous system and operating on the nervous system.
Mehmet Zileli, MD
Dr.Mehmet Zileli was born in 1956, graduated Ege Medical School in 1980, finished residency program of Ege Neurosurgery Department in 1986, became Associate Professor in 1989 and Professor of Neurosurgery in 1996. He served as the Chief of the Neurosurgery Department in Ege University, Izmir, Turkey but left the university in July 2011. He has worked as a research fellow in Erlangen, Germany with Johannes Schramm (1987-1988) with a grant from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He has also worked in Bonn, Germany (1991), New Mexico, USA and Phoenix, USA (1996, 1997 Prof.Edward C Banzel, Prof.Volker Sonntag) for short term as a research fellow. Past Appointments First and Founding President, Spine Section of Turkish Neurosurgical Society (1995-1999) President, Turkish Neurosurgical Society (2006-2008) President, Turkish Neurosurgery Board (2010-2012) President, World Spinal Column Society (2010-2014) President, Middle East Spine Society (2011-2015) President of the Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Society (2014-2015) Current Appointments Honorary President, Middle East Spine Society Co-chairman, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Spine Committee Ex.Com. Member, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2009 to present).

1. Selection of Dr. Alexander E. Ropper

From Anatomic to Genetic Understanding of Developmental Craniovertebral Junction Abnormalities

Title: Great Still life on pedestal
Year: 1931
Artist: Pablo Picasso

© 2020 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SACK (Korea)

2. Selection of Dr. Lingbo Kong

Commentary on “Weak Ligaments and Sloping Joints: A New Hypothesis for Development of Congenital Atlantoaxial Dislocation and Basilar Invagination”

Title: Palace of Arts, Barcelona
Year: 1903
Artist: Pablo Picasso

© 2020 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SACK (Korea)

3. Selection of Dr. Mehmet Zileli

Cervical Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury Recommendations of WFNS Spine Committee

Title: Aegean Coasts, Hisarönü, Turkey (Oil pastel)
Year: 2020
Artist: Mehmet Zileli, MD
Artist Statement:
Hisarönü is a district in the south-west part of Turkey. It is a big gulf, a charming place with wonderful nature, magnificent views and crystal-clear sea. The turquoise blue waters joining with forest costs are so attractive for wanderers, especially those with gullet yachts called blue-voyage.
The region has always been a favorite destination for my family and me in the summertime. Boating and yachting are very popular to taste the beauty of the Mediterranean sea conjugating with pine forests.
I painted this oil pastel during a boat trip with my wife to the region this summer.

4. Selection of Dr. Se-Hoon Kim

Finding a Better Way to Manage Cervical Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury

Title: Portrait of Sylvette David in green chair
Year: 1954
Artist: Pablo Picasso

© 2020 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SACK (Korea)

5. Selection of Dr. Lee A. Tan

Cervical Angina

Title: Child with dove
Year: 1901
Artist: Pablo Picasso

© 2020 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SACK (Korea)

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