Kursat Yelken, Turkey

Otolaryngologist (ENT)

  • Clinical Specialty Training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Taksim Education and Research Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2001-2005
  • Observing Surgeon at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, USA
  • Professor of Otolaryngology at Maltepe University Medicine Faculty, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey


Kursat Yelken is a Professor of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. He received his Laryngology training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, and is a Fellow of the European Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery.

Prof. Dr. Kursat Yelken graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine in 2000. He became an ENT specialist with a thesis entitled ”a comparison of voices of singing students studying in different music types, by means of acoustic analysis” in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kulekci in 2005. Prof. Dr. Yelken continued his academic career as a lecturer in Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine between 2006-2011. He was awarded with a scholarship from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and served as a fellow at Harvard Medical School, MEEI Department of Laryngology between 2009-2010.

Prof. Dr. Kursat Yelken is an internationally well-known otolaryngologist. He published over 50 articles in international and national journals; continually gives lectures and makes presentations in international and national conferences. Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Prof. Yelken is known for his extensive research and studies in the field of voice disorders. Prof. Dr. Yelken has also received musical education and specialises in the acoustic analysis of professional sounds, especially for vocal artists.

Memberships & Publications

PMID: 31928945

Clinical Considerations in Speech and Language Therapy in Turkish Transgender Population.

Oğuz Ö, Ayran B, Yelken K.J Voice. 2021 Jul;35(4):662.e9-662.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.12.011. Epub 2020 Jan 9.PMID: 31928945


PMID: 30541011

An Examination of Vocal Tract Acoustics following Wendler’s Glottoplasty.

Paltura C, Yelken K.Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2019;71(1):24-28. doi: 10.1159/000494970. Epub 2018 Dec 12.PMID: 30541011

European Laryngology Society

European Union of Phoniatricians

Turkish Otolaryngoloy, Head&Neck Society

Turkish Voice Speech&Swallowing Society

Short and Long Term Ultra-structural Effects of Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) on Canine Laryngeal Mucosa, 2008

2219- The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

2009      A Comparison of the Histologic Effects of the 585nm Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL), 532nm Potassium Titanyl Phosphate Laser (KTP) and Dioxide Laser (CO2)

3350 Franco Research Fund, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Division of Laryngology and Voice&Speech laboratory, Harvard