Prof. Levent Ozcakar, MD

Hacettepe University Medical School
Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ankara, Turkey

Levent Özçakar is professor at Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM), Ankara, Turkey. He has finished medical training (1997) and residency (2002) at the same institute where he has also been entitled as Associate Professor (2006) and Professor (2012).

His main areas of interest include musculoskeletal ultrasonography, scientific publishing and thoracic outlet syndrome. He has organized innumerous national/international workshops on the first two topics and also delivered several lectures on the three topics at national/international meetings.

He has authored over 400 publications in various international journals indexed by SCI/SCI-Exp. He is also a reviewer for 61 international journals indexed by SCI/SCI-Exp. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Rheumatology; Associate Editor of the European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and an Editorial board member in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.

He is the Book Editor of “Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine” and “Sonographic Atlas for Common Musculoskeletal Pathologies”. He is the Founder & President of TURK-MUSCULUS (Turkish Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Study Group), EURO-MUSCULUS (European Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Study Group), WORLD-MUSCULUS (World Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Study Group), TURK-MUS (Turkish Multidisciplinary Ultrasound Society), USPRM (Ultrasound Study Group of ISPRM) and the Special Interest Committee on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound of ESPRM (European Society of PRM).