Ufuk is a graduate of 19 Mayıs University Samsun Medical Faculty, Turkey. He then became an orthopedic surgeon. In 1988 he joined the Orthopedics and Traumatology Department of Uludağ University Medical Faculty where he concentrated on spine and tumor surgery. In 1991, he completed a visiting fellowship in Minnesota Spine Center. After becoming a professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology, he served as deputy dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Uludağ University. He was a board member of AOSpine Europe between 2010-2013. Now he is an AO Trustee. He is our executive in charge of medical matters.