Dr. Orhan KAYMAKÇALAN’nın Özgeçmişi



2755 W. 15th Street Room M-302

Chicago, Illinois 60608

Phone (773) 257-4770

Fax (773) 257-1888

Email orhan.kaymakcalan@sinai.org

Date of Birth:  June 9, 1948


Primary School: Fener Private School Zonguldak, Turkey  (1954-1960)

High School:  Ankara, Turkey (1960 – 1972)

Medical School: Hacettepe University Medical School

Ankara, Turkey (1966 – 1972)

Post Graduate Education:

(A) Surgical Residency in Basic Science Hacettepe University Hospital

     (1972 – (1973)

(B) Straight Surgical Internship Jacksonville University Hospital,

     Florida (1973 –1974)

(C) Surgical Residency Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center

    Chicago, Illinois (1974 –1978)

    Chosen Best Surgical Resident on Graduation 1978

(D) Fellowship in Hand Surgery

    University of Louisville,

    Louisville, Kentucky (March 1982 – June 1983)

Past Positions:

Adjuvant attending surgeon, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois (1978 – 1980)

Instructor, Department of Surgery, Rush Presbyterian Medical School

Chicago, Illinois (1978 – 1980)

Company Doctor United States Steel, South Works, Chicago (1979 – 1980)

Attending Surgeon, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Burn Center, Gulhane Medical School Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

(December 1980 – December 1981)

Degrees and Awards:

Received M.D. degree Hacettepe University Medical School (1972)

Passed E. C. F. M. G. (1972)

Passed Illinois Flex (1976)

Completed Surgical Residency Training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago (1978)

Certified by American Board of Surgery (1980)

Used Dialysis in burned patients first time in Turkey (1981)

Received Kentucky State Medical Licensure (1982)

Certified by American Board of Surgery, Added Qualifications in surgery of the hand (1989), and re-certified in 1998 and 2008.

Scores of Self Assessment Examination given by the American Society for Surgery of Hand:

(1984) 85 percentile

          89 percentile

(2003) 89.4 percentile

- Voted one of the best Doctors in Metropolitan Chicago are by Castle Connolly   Guide (2001, 2002 & 2003)

- Listed as consumer’s Research Council of America’s Top Surgeons (2002 – 2003)

- Listed in National Registers Who’s Who in 2002 Edition

Current Position:

Private practice in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery

Chief, Division of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Trauma One and tertiary Hand trauma referral center in Illinois.

Clinical Associate Prof. Chicago Medical School

Principal instructor for University of Illinois plastic surgery residents on hand surgery rotation

Instructor for University of Chicago plastic surgery residents on hand surgery rotation


- Chicago Medical Society, Illinois Medical Society

- Fellow American College of Surgeons

- Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand

- American Society for Surgery of the Hand

- American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

- Turkish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

- Founding fellow Kleinert Hand Society

- Founder Midwest Turkish American Medical Association

Presented multiple papers in National and International Hand Society meetings and lectures, in Canada, Greece, Finland, France, Spain, Turkey and U.S.A

Presents an average of 10 national and international lectures on Hand and Microsurgery.

Publications:  Dorsal Finger Subcutaneous Rotational Flap printed in “Technical Tips for Hand Surgery”, edited by Morton L. Kasha, M.D., Peter C. Amadio, M.D., William H. Bowers, M.D. published October of 1993.

Social Activities

- Sponsored outstanding Foreign Doctors to become members in American Specialty Societies establishing Social as well as Medical ties between U.S.A. & other Countries.


- Involved in free treatment of poor and needy patients nationally and internationally, particularly from old Soviet Republic, Turkey and Balkan countries. About more than fifty patients each year on complex trauma and congenital malformation surgeries.

- Establish good Educational and Medical relations with 3rd World Countries and U.S.A.

- A Member of Multiple Hospital Committees, University Committees Civic Organizations, and International Scientific Societies

- President of ATAA (Assembly of Turkish American Association), 2000 – 2002

- Board of Trustee Chairman TACA (Turkish American Cultural Association of Chicago), 2005 – Present