Prof. Dr. Alper Kaya was born in 1967 in Kahramanmaras. He finished in 1983 at İstanbul Büyükçekmece High School. After studying for one year at Middle East Technical University Engineering Faculty English Preparatory class, he entered Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in 1990 and went to Muradiye, province of Van where he went for compulsory service, for a year as a health care center and forensic medicine.
Neurosurgery education was completed at the Neurosurgery Clinic of Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital between 1991-1997. He continued his studies since 1999 and he received Associate Professor on Neurosurgery title in June 2008 at Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital Neurosurgery Clinic. He had studies in Germany and the Netherlands in a short period of time.
He has intensive experience and researches especially in brain tumors, aneurysm surgeries and cervical spinal (neck spine and spinal) operations. There are experimental researches and original surgical techniques published in international scientific journals on backbone fusion surgery in the waist region. There are 17 publications in international journals, 19 articles published in national journals, 43 congress reports and three book chapter writings. Scientific articles have been cited 48 times, abroad. There are three scientific research awards given by the Turkish Neurosurgical Society and the Association of Nervous System Surgery. He is married and father of two boys.