Prof. Dr. Nezih OKTAR was born in Izmir in 1953 and graduated from Izmir College in 1968 and Ankara Science High School in 1971. After starting his medical education at Ege University Faculty of Medicine, he earned his medical doctorate degree in 1977 and completed his specialty training at the same faculty, becoming a Neurosurgery Specialist in 1983.
From 1985 to 1998, Prof. Dr. Nezih OKTAR served his compulsory service at Kütahya SSK Hospital, and from 1983 to 1985, he fulfilled his military service in the Brain Surgery Department of Izmir 800yt KKK Military Hospital. He was appointed as an Associate Professor in 1988 and as a Professor in 1997.
Since 1983, Prof. Dr. Nezih OKTAR has been a faculty member in the Department of Neurosurgery at Ege University Faculty of Medicine, retiring from this position in 2015. He continues his professional work at his private practice located in Alsancak, Izmir.