Zekeriyya Alanoglu, MD, DESA
Instructor, General Anesthesiology
Zekeriyya (aka Zek) was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey. He attended Medical School of Ankara University where he obtained his MD degree. He joined Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation of Ankara University for his Anesthesia training. He joined the same department as a Specialist in Anesthesia in 2000. Zek specialized in different clinical work and studies in solid organ transplantation, airway management and teaching-assessment in Anesthesia training. He obtained his board certifications from Turkish Anesthesiology and Reanimation Society and European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) in 2005 and 2006, respectively. He contributed to the ESA as Examination Committee Member and Council member starting 2008 till 2017. He hosted Part I and Online Assessment of European Board Exam in Ankara for many years, translated the exam into Turkish, wrote and reviewed exam content, examined as an examiner and senior examiner for Part II exam all around different exam center in Europe. He is still contributing to the ESA and Turkish Board mission as an examiner for online oral board exams. He served at the University of Ankara as an Associate and afterward as a Full Professor for more than 12 years. He was appointed as the Co-Director of the Cebeci Hospital of Ankara University and served almost 6.5 years till he departed for WashU in 2018. He officially retired from his position at the Ankara University in the summer of 2020 after serving 25 years.