Fazil Apaydin, MD
Years of Experience: 39
He was born in 1961 in Izmir. After İzmir Bornova Anatolian High School, he graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine. He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 1991 as an Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases specialist, then became Assistant Professor in 1995. He received the title of Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2004. He is currently working full-time in the same clinic. He has been serving in his private practice in Alsancak since 2004.
After becoming an Associate Professor in 1998, he started to deal with "Facial Plastic Surgery", which is an important sub-branch of Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases specialty in Ege University, Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases. In 1999, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) ENT and Head and Neck Surgery Department and Facial Plastic Surgery Department for 2 months as an observer faculty member.
The most famous teacher of closed technique rhinoplasty at that time, Prof. Dr. Eugene Tardy, and one of the leading lecturers of open technique rhinoplasty had the chance to become a student of Dr. Dean Toriumi. The "Rhinobase" project was supported by Dr. Dean Toriumi and it started with him. This computer program, which was prepared as a database, automatic facial analysis program, and picture recording program for rhinoplasty, is still used all over the world.
Dr. Fazil Apaydin was honored in 2005 as an honorary faculty member of the Department of Ear, Nose, Throat, and Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He was elected as the Turkish national delegate of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery in 2001, and he still carries on the same task. Between 2002 and 2009, he was the chairman of the Internet committee of this academy, and in 2009 he was appointed as the UEMS-ENT (European Union of Medical Specialists - Ear, Nose, Throat = European Union Medical Specialists - Ear-Nose-Throat) responsible for the academy. The 33rd congress of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery was held. It was held in Antalya as co-chairman with Dr. Halis Unlu. He was elected as the general secretary of this academy during the 36th European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Congress held in Oslo in 2013.
Between 2001 and 2004, he served as the head of the Facial Plastic Surgery Working Group of the Turkish Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery for two terms. Later, he became a member of the Founding Board of the Facial Plastic Surgery Association in 2004 and continued as the chairman of this association for two terms between 2008-2012.
The world's oldest and most prestigious rhinoplasty meeting is held every two years in different cities of the USA by the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. Only Dr. Fazil Apaydin has been invited.
He successfully passed the two-day proficiency exams held by the American Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Qualification Board in 2007 in order to test his competency in facial plastic surgery at the international level, by entering the European quota. He is the first person to pass this exam successfully in Turkey. Since 2013, this exam has been held every year in London by the European Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Competency Board. He is a member of this board and also serves as a jury in this exam.
Married and has a daughter, Prof. Dr. Fazil Apaydin is fluent in English, fluent in German, and intermediate in French.