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Orhan Veli Ozkan was born in February 1968 in Adana, Turkey. He has graduated and obtained his MD degree from Cerrahpasa Medical School of Istanbul University in 1993. He has completed the residency programme of General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Istanbul Vakif Gureba Training ve Educating Hospital in 2001 and has served as a research fellow at the same institution. Dr. Orhan Veli Ozkan was appointed as a specialist at SEKA State Hospital in 2002. He has worked as a faculty member (Assistant Professor Dr.) and a lecturer at Medical School of Hatay Mustafa Kemal University in 2007-2011. He has worked at the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit offering a range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. He has got his degree of Associate Professor Dr. in 2011. Dr Ozkan is now leading an active research programme in Surgical Endoscopy Unit of Medical School of Sakarya University. He has published 34 articles in medical journals listed in ISI indices and pubmed, 42 articles in national journals. His scientific work mainly focuses on interventional endoscopy as well as diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. In addition to academic studies, he continues to teach medical students and graduates attending the General Surgery Residency Programme at Medical School of Sakarya University. He is a peer reviewer for the World Journal of Gastroenterology and an active member of the Editorial Board of the World Journal of Clinical Cases.