Prof. Derya Balbay, M.D.
  • Member of American Urological Association, European Association of Urology, Societe International d’Urologie, Turkish  Association  of Urology, Association of Endourology, and Eurasian Association of Uro-oncology. 
  • ​Has professional experience of more than a thousand robotic surgeries. 
  • Performed reconstruction of a new bladder from small intestines with fully robotic and closed method for the first time in Turkey
  • Performed excision of ureter, urinary bladder and lymph nodes and reconstruction of a new bladder from small intestines in the same session with fully robotic techniquefor the first time in the world
  • He has received M.D. Anderson Cancer Center "Distinguished Alumnus" Award in 2019.
  • He has received SIU (Societe Internationale de’Urologie)  Distinguished Carrier Award  in 2023.
  • Principal fields of clinical interest: 

    • Uro-oncology, 
    • Robotic urology, 
    • Endourology, 
    • General urology. 


Education Institution Year
Clinical Fellow in Uro-oncology U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Urology 1996 - 1999
Visiting Clinician U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Urology 1994 - 1995
Visiting Clinician Mayo Clinic, Department of Urology 1994
Residency in Urology Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University 1988 - 1992
Medical Education School of Medicine, Hacettepe University 1978 - 1985


Title Institution Year

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Koç University 

2018 - To date

Department of Urology, American Hospital 

2017 - To date

Memorial Şişli Hospital 

2011 - 2017

School of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University 

2008 - 2011
Head of Urology Clinic

Urology Clinic, Ankara Atatürk Teaching and Research Hospital 

2003 - 2011
Attending Physician

Ankara Numune Hospital 

2000 - 2003
Attending Physician

School of Medicine, Inonu University 

1992 - 2000