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Yaman Tokat, MD

Founder and President of Turkish Society of Liver Transplantation

Council Member at iLDLT, APASL and ILTS

Professor of General Surgery, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey


Dr. Yaman Tokat received his medical degree (M.D.) and residency in General Surgery from Ege University School of Medicine in Izmir, Turkey. He had completed his fellowship training at different clinics (Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas /Houston; Mayo Clinic / Rochester, and Cambridge University /Cambridge). In 1994, he was elected as an Assistant Professor of General Surgery at Ege University School of Medicine and in 2002 became Professor of General Surgery.

He has performed the first successful cadaveric liver transplantation at Ege University in 1994 and started the first successful living donor liver transplantation program in Turkey in 1999. He established a multidisciplinary team that currently comprises one of the largest transplant programs in the country performing more than 100 liver transplantations each year. He has performed more than 1500 liver transplants so far and trained many junior surgeons. He gave more than 300 hundred lectures around the world and published more than 200 articles in wide known journals. He trained many surgeons in the country and around the world.

Dr. Yaman Tokat and his team were the first in Turkey to perform adult-to-adult right lobe living donor liver transplantation, split liver transplantation into two adults at the same time, domino liver transplantation, stem cell transplantation for ACLF and dual left lobe liver transplantation.

He, is the Founder and President of Turkish Society of Liver Transplantation.

He is also a council member at iLDLT, APASL and ILTS.