Prof. Abdurrahman Kadayıfçı, M.D.

About Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman KADAYIFÇI

Department: Gastroenterology
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Foreign Language: English

Personal Information:
Dr. Abdurrahman Kadayıfçı was born in Kilis in 1965. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 1989. In the same year, he won Hacettepe University Internal Medicine Specialization with a degree in the Medical Specialty Exam.
He completed his Internal Medicine Specialization between 1989-1993 and Gastroenterology Subspecialty between 1993-1995. He became Associate Professor of Medicine in 1996 and continued to work at the same university.

Post Graduation Jobs:

He started to work at Gaziantep University Faculty of Medicine in 2000 and established the Gastroenterology Department and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center. He received the title of Professor in 2002.

In the same year, with the support of the European Endoscopy Association, he worked on interventional endoscopy at Edouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon, France.

Between 2002 and 2013, he served as Vice-Rector for 2 terms and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for 2 terms at Gaziantep University.

Between 2005-2006, he worked on liver transplantation and fatty liver disease at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School Hospital (UCSF) for a year.

Between 2013-2015, he worked on early diagnosis and treatment of bile duct diseases, pancreatic cysts, and pancreatic cancer at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for two years.

He retired from Gaziantep University in 2016 and started to work in Istanbul and Çorlu Private Reyap Hospitals. He continues to work actively in the Gastroenterology and Endoscopy units in both hospitals.

Scientific Studies:

Peptic ulcer

Helicobacter Pylori

Interventional Endoscopy


Fatty Liver Disease

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic Cancer

Articles and Publications:

Dr. Kadayıfçı has 118 international, more than 150 national publications, and more than 1500 scientific references to his publications so far.

He has published 9 medical books that he is the author or editor.

“UTS-Internal Medicine” book has made the 9th edition in 2016 and has become the most printed and read medical books in this field in Turkey.

He has been a chapter writer for twelve internationally prestigious English resource books (including Yamada, Textbook of Gastroenterology 2016 edition).

He won the first prize at the European Gastroenterology Congress (UEGW) twice in 2004 and 2015 with his work.

He has won numerous research awards and science awards in other international and national congresses.

He was awarded the Gaziantep University Science Award in 2016.

He is an active member of many international associations in the field of gastroenterology.

He serves on the editorial board of more than 10 internationally prestigious scientific journals, especially “Gastrointestinal Endoscopy”.

He is one of the 8 members of the Publication and Science board of the World Gastroenterology Association (WGO).

Interventional endoscopy, ERCP, fatty liver disease, pancreatic cysts, and pancreatic cancer are the main areas of interest and research.