Specialty Areas

Brain Surgery
Spinal Surgery
General Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Alfred Vogt-Award of the Swiss Ophthalmological Society, 1957
Robert Bing Prize of Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, 1968
Marcel Benoist Science Prize of Swiss Federal Council, 1976
Pioneer Microsurgeon Award, International Microsurgical Society, Sidney, Australia, 1981
Honorary Medal, Universita de Napoli e della Compagna, 1988
Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Medical Award, Istanbul, TURKEY, 1991
Medal of Honor World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, 1997
Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1998
Honored as “Neurosurgeon of the Century” by the Brazilian Neurosurgical Society, 1998
Medal of Honor, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, 1999
Honored as “Man of the Century 1950-2000” by the journal, “Neurosurgery” at the Congress of Neurological surgeons Annual Meeting, 1999
Fedor Krause Medal, German Society of Neurosurgery, 2000
Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 2000
“Yaşargil Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery” University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little, Rock, Arkansas (Founded), 2000
State Medal of Distinguished service Republic of Turkey, 2000
Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, 2000
International Francesco Durante Award, Italy, 2002
Puusepp Medal, Estonia, 2002
National Sovereignty and Honor Award Grand National Assembly of Turkey, First Recipient, 2005
Independence Medal of the First Order United Arab Emirates, 2007
Golden Neuron Award, World Academy of Neurological Surgeons, First recipient, 2007
M. Gazi Yaşargil and Dianne C.H Yaşargil Lecture University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences USA, 2008
First Yaşargil Lecture, Inauguration of the Clinical Neuroscience Center, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 2014
Tissot Medal, Swiss League Against Epilepsy, 2015
Eurasian Academy, Founding Member, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2016


Professor Ordinary: Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 1993
Professor: Neurosurgery University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA, 1993
Fellowship: Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 1992
Assistant Professor: Neurosurgery, Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 1973
Fellowship: Department of Neurosurgery, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, USA, 1967
Chief Residency: Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 1960
Residency: Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 1957
Residency: General Surgery, Interlaken, Switzerland, 1952
Residency: Internal Medicine, Interlaken, Switzerland, 1951
Residency: Psychiatry, Münsingen, Switzerland, 1951
Doctorate: Medical Faculty of University of Basel, Switzerland, 1950
Post Graduate: Brain Anatomy, Department of Anatomy of University of Basel, Switzerland, 1949
M.D.: Medical Faculty of University of Basel, Switzerland (10 Semesters), 1949
M.D.: Medical Faculty of Friedrich Schiller University, Germany (2 Semesters), 1945


Academia Brasileira de Neurocirurgia
Society of Neurological Surgeons, USA
American Heart Association, Dallas, Texas, USA (Honorary Fellow)
Canadian Neurosurgical Society
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Japan Neurosurgical Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Swiss Society of Neuroradiology
Royal Society of Medicine, London, Section of Neurology
Turkish Neurosurgical Society
International Skull Base Society (ISBS)
Swiss Society of Neurosurgery
Argentine Association of Neurosurgery
American Society of Neuroradiology
Turkish Academy of Sciences
Peruvian Society of Neurosurgery
Italian Society of Neurosurgery
Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society
Georgia Neurosurgical Society
Polish Society of Neurosurgeons
Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association
Portuguese Neurosurgical Society
Taiwan Neurosurgical Society
Hellenic Neurosurgical Society


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