Taylan Akkaya is a professor of anesthesiology . He is currently working as a Pain management physician at Health Sciences University, Diskapi Training and Research Hospital, Ankara. He is the director of the Pain Clinic. He graduated from Ankara University, School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his anesthesia residency in Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara. After his residency, he worked at Basingstoke District Hospital Pain Clinic in UK. His professional interests mainly include regional anesthesia, anatomy, sonoanatomy and ultrasound guided pain interventions. He is an algology board certified pain specialist in Turkey since 2011. He holds several memberships at IASP, ESRA, Turkish Society of Regional Anesthesia, Turkish Society of Algology, Turkish Anesthesiology & Reanimation Society , Turkish Neuromodulation Research and Education Society.