Serdar Baki Albayrak, M.D

Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Albayrak is a dedicated academic, innovator and practising neurosurgeon who accepts and treat patients worldwide from over fifty countries so far. Hundreds of international patients were treated by his expertise in Istanbul, Turkey.

After having completed medical school and neurosurgery training in Istanbul, He did subspeciality trainings (clinical fellowships) in the top medical centers of the world- Brain tumor surgery at B&W Hospital at Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States and the cerebrovascular surgery at Helsinki University Toolo Hospital, Finland.

Along with thousands of general neurosurgical cases he operated, his main interest areas include the micro-neurosurgical management of complex brain and skull base tumors, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernomas, epilepsy, functional neurosurgery, and spina bifida/spasticity surgeries.

He has numerous international publications in respected journals with hundreds of citations.

Neurosurgeon Dr Albayrak has several ongoing research projects regarding the treatment of gliomas-one of the challenging brain tumors to treat- and for restoration of neuronal transmission in spinal cord injury.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Albayrak is a founding member of medical innovation group, Innoway RG and he has currently over 25 patent applications with eight granted patents.

Neurosurgical operations Neurosurgeon Dr. Albayrak performs;

-Brain tumors

-Spinal cord and spine tumors


-Arteriovenos malformations

-Arteriovenous fistulas


-Epilepsy surgery (Selective amygdala-hippocampectomy)

-Epilepsy surgery (Vagal nerve stimulation, VNS)

-Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia

-Pain surgery (Spinal cord neurostimulator implantation)

-Spasticity surgery (Baclofen pump implantation)

-Spasticity surgery (Selective dorsal rhizotomy)

-Spina bifida surgery

-Tethered cord surgery




-Trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharngeal neuralgia, facial hemispasm ((Microvascular decompression surgery)

-Cervical, thoracal, lumbar microdiscectomy

-Spondylolistesis, spinal fractures/instability correction/fixation and fusion

-Odontoid fracture anterior screwing

-Peripheral nerve surgery (i.e,brachial plexus, entrapment neuropathies- carpal, cubital, tarsal tunnel syndrome)


  • Istanbul Marmara University Faculty of Medicine – Faculty of Medicine (Bachelor’s Degree), 1991 – 1998
  • Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine – Specialty training –Specialization in neurosurgery), 1998 – 2004
  • Harvard University School of Medicine – 1 Year Clinical Fellow-Scholarship Holder, 2007 – 2008
  • University of Helsinki – 1 Year Clinical Fellowship, 2006 – 2007


  • İstanbul Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi – Tıp Fakültesi (Lisans), 1991 – 1998
  • İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi – Uzmanlık eğitimi -Nöroşirürji Uzmanlığı), 1998 – 2004
  • Harvard Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi – 1 Yıllık Klinik Burs Sahibi, 2007-2008
  • Helsinki Üniversitesi – 1 Yıllık Klinik Burs, 2006 – 2007


  • Harvard University, Boston- USA, Brain Tumors, 2007

Known Languages

  • English
  • Türkçe (Native)