Prof. Dr. Reha Tandoğan Reha N. Tandogan, M.D. was born in 1962 in Ankara. He graduated from Hacettepe University Medical School in 1985 with honors, being 4th in his class. He underwent specialty training in Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, in Ankara. Dr. Tandogan worked as an assistant to  Dr. Gerard Bascoulergue in the Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology Clinic of Institut Calot (Berck, France) for a year in 1990. He trained with  the late Prof. Dr. Robert W. Jackson, Baylor University, Dallas, Texas in 1993. He  became an associate professor in 1995 and transferred to Baskent University, Dept. of Orthopaedics & Traumatology.  He was appointed chairman of the department in 1998 and also undertook the duties of the chairman of the Sport Sciences department in 2001. He became a professor in 2001. Baskent University was recognized as an ISAKOS Approved Teaching Center and hosted several international fellows during his chairmanship. Dr.Tandogan resigned from his university post and has been in private practice since 2007.   Prof. Tandogan is currently a senior member of Çankaya Orthopaedics, a 14 surgeon group specializing in arthroscopic surgery and arthroplasty.

Dr. Tandogan was awarded the International Arthroscopy Association Linvatec Award in 1995.  He has served three terms on the executive board of the Turkish Society of Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy & Knee Surgery) and is currently  the Chair of the Cartilage Committee. He was the organizer of the Advanced Arthroscopy Course in Ankara for 6 consecutive terms; he designed and developed several models for hands on arthroscopic teaching. He was the President of the 11th Turkish Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy & Knee Surgery Congress with international participation that took place in Ankara on October 2-6, 2012. Prof. Tandogan  is also the former president of the Turkish Society of Sports Traumatology and is currently serving on the executive board. He is one of the founding members of the Turkish Society of Preventive Hip Surgery and is currently serving as its president.

Click to access Google Scholar page In 2015, Dr. Tandogan was elected as a board member of European Knee Associates; a subspecialty organization of ESSKA (European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology  & Arthroscopy) focusing on the treatment & education of degenerative knee disorders, knee arthroplasty and joint preservation surgery.

Dr. Tandogan is the author of 1 English language  and 8 Turkish books on Knee Surgery & Sports Traumatology. He has lectured extensively and published 69 scientific articles in international journals (30 ISI Web of Science, 39 Pub Med indexed articles) and 67 articles in the Turkish literature. Over 1460 international citations have been made to these papers. Dr. Tandogan is currently serving as a reviewer/editorial board member of 1 national and 2 international peer reviewed journals. He has also served for 4 years  as the founding editor of Journal of the Turkish Orthopaedics & Traumatology Association. He has been invited as a guest editor for the June 2015 and August 2016 issues of the Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy (KSSTA) Journal, which is the official publication of ESSKA (European Society of  Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy) and is currently an editorial board member. Dr. Tandogan was selected as the “Best reviewer” of the KSSTA journal in 2016.

Prof. Tandogan speaks excellent English and is fluent in French.

Journal Editorial Boards

  1. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy; Editorial Board Member
  2. American Journal of Sports Medicine; Reviewer
  3. Journal of the Turkish Society of Orthopaedics & Traumatology Founding Editor
  4. Acta Orthopedica Traumatologica Turcica, Former Board Member

Scientific Society Memberships

  • Turkish Society of Sports Traumatology (Past President, Board member)
  • Turkish Society of Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy & Knee Surgery (Cartilage Committee Chair, Instructor)
  • Turkish Society of Orthopaedics & Traumatology
  • Turkish Orthopaedics & Traumatology Association
  • Society of Preventive Hip Surgery (President)
  • Turkish Society of Hip & Knee Arthroplasty
  • ESSKA (European Society for Sports Medicine, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy)
  • EKA (European Knee Associates) Board Member
  • ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
  • EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics & Traumatology)