History of TJDF
President Message


History of TJDF

Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation was established in Ankara thirty years ago (1990).
Cofounders were:

• O. Şahap Atik, MD, Professor, Orthopedic Surgeon

1948 - ∞
• Ahmet T. Kalaycılar, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

• İsmail Gökmen, Lawyer
Their contribution to the establishment was:
• Drs. Atik and Kalaycılar donated their medical books, medical journals, and some money.
• Lawyer Gökmen administrated bureaucratic process.
We are a nonprofit organization since 1990.