About Prof. Dr. Murat Songu

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About Prof. Dr. Murat Songu

Born in Izmir in 1976, Dr. Murat Songu entered Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 1994 after his graduation from İzmir Atatürk High School. He completed his specialty training in Otorhinolaryngology at Celal Bayar University.

In the year 2005, in Bordeaux, France, he performed rhinologic and otologic surgeries with Dr. Guy Lacher at St. Augustin Clinic and with Prof. Vincent Darrouzet at the University of Bordeaux.

In the year 2006, again in Bordeaux, France, he performed skull base surgery, cochlear implantation (bionic ear) and cerebellum corner tumor surgery with Dr. Didier Portmann at the Institut Georges Portmann Clinic and with Prof. Vincent Darrouzet at Pellegrin Hospital affiliated with Bordeaux University.

In the year 2008, he started to work as an Ear Nose and Throat Diseases Specialist at İzmir Dr Behçet Uz Child Disease and Pediatric Surgery Training and Research Hospital. In the same year, he was assigned to ENT Clinic of İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital.

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In 2010, Prof. Dr. Murat Songu achieved third place (88 points) in the joint written exam for the Health Ministry’s Chief, Deputy Chief, and Head Assistant positions, and first place (100 points) in the oral exam for Head Assistant.

He was then appointed to the teaching staff at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic of Izmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital. On September 5, 2014, he earned the title of “Associate Professor of Otolaryngology” after passing an oral exam at Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Hospital.

He received a scholarship from the Turkish Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and worked at the Robotic Surgery Unit of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) in Pittsburgh, USA, between February and May 2016. On April 2, 2021, he earned the title of “Professor of Otolaryngology.”

Prof. Dr. Murat Songu has contributed to the medical literature on a national and international level with over 100 published scientific studies, numerous international and national presentations, 8 international book chapters, 9 national book chapters, and speaking engagements at around 100 scientific events.

He has also taken on various international publishing responsibilities and is currently serving as an editor, section editor, member of the editorial board, and reviewer for multiple journals.

Prof. Dr. Murat Songu has dedicated more than 10 years of service to one of Turkey’s busiest hospitals, working tirelessly on a daily basis and contributing to the training of over 100 Otolaryngology residents.

Married and father of two children (Ayşe Songu, Selim Songu), Prof. Dr. Murat Songu continues to work at Songu Clinic, which he founded.

Administrative Roles

  • Member of the Scientific Research Ethics Committee at Dr. Behçet Uz Children’s Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital from February 2009 to July 2009
  • Member of the Ethics Committee for Clinical Research at the 4th Clinic in Izmir from September 2010 to September 2014
  • Ege Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Hekimleri Derneği, Yönetim Kurulu Üyeliği, Ocak 2014 – Ocak 2016.
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Aegean Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery from January 2014 to January 2016
  • External Consultant for TUBITAK Health Sciences Research Support Group projects from July 2014 to present
  • Responsible for the Turkish Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery’s news and website from December 2017 to present

Memberships in Scientific Organizations:

  • Institut Georges Portmann
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Turkish Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (No: 1822)
  • Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Society for Continuing Education and Scientific Research
  • National Rhinoplasty Society
  • National Sleep Surgery Society
  • Certifications of Competency
  • Turkish Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Competency
  • Council – Competency Certificate, 2014
  • Turkish Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Competency
  • Council – Competency Certificate, 2019

Certifications

  • Training of Trainers
  • Basic Training in Expertise
  • Hospitals Visited Abroad

Clinical Observer

  • University Hospital of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Fransa 26 Haziran 2006 – 11 Temmuz 2006 (07:00 – 14:00) Director: Prof. Vincent Darrouzet

Mini-fellow

  • Instıtut Georges Portmann, Clinique St. Augustin, Bordeaux, Fransa 3 Temmuz 2006 – 13 Temmuz 2006 (15:00 – 19:00) Director: Dr. Didier Portmann

Clinical Observer

  • University Hospital of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Fransa 6 Haziran 2005 – 28 Haziran 2005 (07:00 – 14:00) Director: Prof. Vincent Darrouzet

Clinical Observer

  • Instıtut Georges Portmann, Clinique St. Augustin, Bordeaux, Fransa 30 Mayıs 2005 – 30 Haziran 2005 (15:00 – 19:00) Director: Dr. Guy Lacher

Clinical Observer

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA 1 Mart 2016 – 30 Nisan 2016 Director: Prof. Robert Ferris

Thesis Conducted

  • Dr. Düzgün Ateş. Multivariate analysis of factors affecting survival in larynx cancer patients. Thesis Advisor: Doç.Dr. Murat Songu. İzmir, 2015.
  • Dr. Zekiye Kabaş Uysal. Prognostic value of inflammatory biomarkers in patients with sudden hearing loss. Thesis Advisor: Doç.Dr. Murat Songu. İzmir, 2019.

Expertise Examination Jury

  • Expert.Dr. Aynur Nuriyeva (24.01.2018)
  • Expert.Dr. Elif Işık (03.09.2018)

Editor, Associate Editor Editorial Board and Advisory Board Member, Referee
Assistant Editor (Deputy Editor) ENT Updates (Formerly Journal of Medical Updates)
Editorial Board Membership Journal of Medical Updates World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Clinical Reviews and Opinions Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology Journal of Rhinolaryngo-Otologies
Advisory Board Membership Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Specialization Otorhinolaryngology Practices – Otorhinolaryngology Praxis
Refereeing Laryngoscope (SCI) Acta Oto-Laryngologica (SCI) International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (SCI) Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (SCI) Clinical Otolaryngology (SCI) Brain Research Bulletin (SCI) Journal of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (SCI-E) International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (SCI-E) Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging (SCI-E) European Geriatric Medicine (SCI-E) The Public Library of Science ONE (SCI-E) The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (SCI-E) Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine (SCI-E) Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Specialization ENT-forum.net Case Reports in Otolaryngology Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology Allergy and Rhinology Rinolaringo-Otology Journal Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Diseases Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology Journal of Medical Case Reports Journal of Cranio-Maxillary Diseases International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences International Journal of Surgical Research International Research Journal of Art and Social Sciences Clinical Reviews and Testimonials Scientific Research and Essays Universal Journal of Medicine and Dentistry British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research Essays African Journal of Internal Medicine Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine International Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Research Clinics and Practice

Time Tunnel

2008 – Politzer Society Special Prize (Georges Portmann Institute in France, 2008)

  • With the research she started at the Georges Portmann Institute in France, she won the “Politzer Society Special Prize” in 2008. She is the second citizen of the Republic of Turkey to win this award.

2009 – Educational Video Award

  • In 2009, he won the “Educational Video Award” at the 7th Academy Meeting.

2009 – Commendation by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

  • In 2009, he was awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey for being the second citizen of the Republic of Turkey to receive the Politzer Association Special Award.

2009 – Award for Contributors to Health

  • In 2009, the “Turkish State Hospitals and Patients Assistance Foundation” awarded him with the “Health Professionals Award” as a result of a nationwide evaluation.

2009 – Doctor of the Year

  • In 2009 T.C. He was named “Doctor of the Year” by the Ministry of Health and in the same year, T.C. Awarded with a Commendation by the Ministry of Health.

2010 – Scientific Contribution Incentive Award

  • In 2010, he was awarded the “Scientific Contribution Incentive Award” by the Turkish Ministry of Health as the specialist physician with the highest number of international scientific publications in Turkey.

2010 – Grand National Assembly of Turkey Outstanding Service Award Nominee

  • In 2010, he was nominated for the “Outstanding Service Award of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey”, emphasizing his contributions to “increasing the international scientific prestige of the institutions he works for and our country”.

2010 – Turkey First Place

  • He ranked first in Turkey (100 points) in the Ministry of Health Oral Examination for Chief Assistant.

2010 – Most Productive ENT Specialist 2nd Prize

  • He won the “Most Productive ENT Specialist” 2nd prize in 2010 by Kanal-KBB (Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases Specialists Information Sharing Platform).

2011 – Most Productive ENT Specialist 1st Prize

  • He won the “Most Productive ENT Specialist” 1st prize in 2011 by Kanal-KBB (Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases Specialists Information Sharing Platform).

2012 – TRENT Academy Rhinocamp Scientific Research Competition 1st Prize

  • 1st prize in the TRENT Academy Rhinocamp Scientific Research Competition” at the 8th Rhino Camp Meeting in 2012

2013 – 3rd Prize for Best Research

  • In 2013, he won the 3rd prize for “Best Research” at the 35th Turkish National Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Congress.