Dr. Munir Baris Karakullukcu

Head and Neck Surgeon

Personal Information

  • Nationality: Turkey, Cyprus (European Union)
  • Birth date: 17-06-1974
  • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Education and licenses

  • 2009 September MSRC register as ENT (KNO) specialist
  • 2008 December BIG-register as physician (the Netherlands) (09910609801)
  • 2008 August General Medical Council (GMC) full registration for medical practitioner (UK) (7023063)
  • 2005-2008 State of Florida USA Temporary medical training license (TR8573)
  • 2003 Republic of Turkey unlimited Otolaryngology license ( 61904/62098)
  • 2003 Educational Comission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate (0-600-701-7)
  • 1998 Republic of Turkey unlimited medical license (23740/27208)
  • 01.07.2006 – 30.06.2007 University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
  • 01.03.2005 – 30.06.2006 University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship
  • 11.06.1999 – 11.12.2003 Istanbul University Cerrahpa?a Medical Faculty, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Residency.
  • 30.09.1992 – 30.06.1998 Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty (4th highest score at medical school qualification exams)
  • 1985-1992 Istanbul American Robert College (High School entrance exams 26th highest score in Turkey)

Professional experience

  • 01.07.2008-current      The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery
  • 01.10.2007 – 30.06.2008  Acibadem Bakirkoy Hospital Istanbul , Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery Specialist
  • 01.03.2005 – 30.06.2007    University of Miami Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Department, Head and Neck Surgery Fellow
  • 15.12.2003 – 15.11.2004 Istanbul University Cerrahpa?a Medical Faculty, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Voluntary Faculty
  • 15.01.2004 – 30. 01.2005   Istanbul Acibadem Hospital, Private Practice (part time)
  • 11.06.1999 – 11.12.2003 Istanbul University Cerrahpa?a Medical Faculty, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Residency
  • 01.09.1998 – 30.05.1999 Transmed Hemodialysis Center, Istanbul; general practitioner.

Research and Publications

Residency graduation thesis: Pediatric sleep apnea syndrome, Istanbul University, April 2002

Book Chapters

Bowen-Wells C, Karakullukcu B, Moffat F, Civantos F.  The Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Skin Cancer Management. Nouri, Skin Cancer,  McGraw-Hill Medical, New York,  NY, 2008.

  • Karakullukcu B, Guvenc MG, Cansiz H, Oktem F, Oz B. Intratracheal ectopic thyroid: case  report and review. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Jul;86(7):406-8, 418.
  • Franzmann EJ, Reategui EP, Pedroso F, Pernas FG, Karakullukcu BM, Carraway KL,       Hamilton K, Singal R, Goodwin WJ. Soluble CD44 is a potential marker for the early      detection of head   and neck ancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Jul;16(7):1348-55.
  • Karakullukcu B, Acioglu E, Pamukcu M. Transcanal butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty.
    Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2006 Jul-Aug;16(4):160-163.
  • Ozturk O, Oz F, Karakullukcu B, Ogan F, Guclu E, Ada M. Hoarseness and laryngopharyngeal reflux: a cause and effect relationship or coincidence? Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Jul 1
  • Ozturk O, Guzel Z, Karakullukcu B. Local control of primary oropharyngeal malignant melanomas with limited tissue excision: a report of three cases. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Feb;262(2):89-92.
  • Karakullukcu B, Derekoylu L. Botulinum toxin A treatment for Frey syndrome, Ear Nose Throat Clinics, 2003; 5(3):158-160.
  • Inci E, Karakullukcu B, Aygun G, Yasar H, Enver O, Yag?z C. Fine needle aspiration as a diagnostic tool for recurrent tonsillitis of  childhood. Int J  Med Res ,2003; 31:307-311.
  • Oz F, Kaleko?lu N, Karakullukcu B, Ozturk O, Oz B. Lipoid proteinosis of the larynx,                  J Laryngol Otol,2002; 116:736-739
  • Ozturk O, Ozdogan A, Eri?ir F, Karakullukcu B. Evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux in symptomatic patients, Endoscopy, 2001; 12(2):48-53
  • Ozturk O, Ozek H, Cans?z H, Karakullukcu B . Primary malignant melanoma of the pharynx, J Laryngol Otol, 2001;115:931-934.
  • Oktem F, Karakullukcu B, Aktas S. The effects of  SCUBA diving on middle ear compliance, Turkish Archives of Otolaryngology, 2000; 38(2):104-108
  • Ozdogan A, Eri?ir F, Karakullukcu B. Nasal mucosa changes in diabetic rats, Turkish Archives of Otolaryngology, 1999;37 (3-4):85-88.


  • Handbook of Surgery, Schwarz, 2002, Turkish translation, Head and Neck Tumors, Nobel Medical Publishing, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Atlas of the Head and Neck, Janfaza 2001,Turkish translation, The Orbit, The Posterior Aspect of the Neck, Nobel Medical Publishing, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ballenger, 2001, Nobel Medical Publishing, Istanbul, Turkey, assistant to the editor.
  • Posters and Presentations:
  • Photodynamic Therapy for Upper Aerodigestive Tract Carcinomas in a Subtropical Setting. AAO-HSNF Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2007
  • Photodynamic therapy of upper aerodigestive tract malignancies, Chandler Society Meeting, Miami, FL, 2007
  • The role of laminin-10 expression in lymphatic metastasis of  squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Chandler Society Meeting. Hawks Cay, FL, 2006
  • Efficacy of ASA in preventing microvascular postanastamotic thrombosis: an animal study. 6th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Chicago, IL, USA, 2006
  • Laryngotracheal reconstruction with free composite septal cartilage graft. EUFOS 2004 (European studies of otorinolaryngological societies), Rhodes, Greece
  • Microbiologic evalution of chronic tonsillitis in Turkish pediatric patients. Turkish Otolaryngology Foundation Congress 2003
  • Management of Frey’s Syndrome with Botox injections. Turkish Otolaryngology Foundation Congress 2003
  • Longterm follow up of malignant parotid tumors. Turkish Otolaryngology Foundation      Congress 2001
  • Malignant myoepithelioma of the parotid gland. Turkish Otolaryngology Foundation        Congress 2001
  • Hearing gain after stapedotomy : an odiologic study. Turkish Otolaryngology Foundation Congress 2001