Medical School
Hacettepe University Medical School in English, 2005

Post-Graduate Training
Ankara University Medical School Rheumatology Specialty, 2015

Professional Experience
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist Doctor at Ankara Kizilcahamam State Hospital, January 2011-November 2011
Rheumatology Specialist Doctor at Istanbul Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, May 2015-December 2017
Rheumatology Doctor and Teaching Assistant at Istanbul Aydin University VM Medical Park Florya Hospital, December 2017-November 2019
Rheumatology Doctor and Teaching Assistant at Istinye University Hospital, January 2018-November 2019
Rheumatology Specialist Doctor at Memorial Sisli Hospital, December 2019-February 2021
Rheumatology Specialist Doctor at Memorial Atasehir Hospital, June 2020-February 2021

Medical Interests
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Sjogren's Syndrome
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic Sclerosis
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
Hand Osteoarthritis
Adult Still's Disease
Reactive Arthritis
Gout Disease
Pseudogout Disease
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
Behcet's Disease

Special Experience
Joint Fluid Aspiration
Intra-articular Steroid Injection

Scientific Publications
A. Articles published in international refereed journals
I. Turkish Compliance and Adaptation of EULAR 2013 Recommendations for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Synthetic and Biological Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs: Expert Opinion of TLAR
Ataman Ş., Sarı Sürmeli Z., Sunar İ.,Özdemirel E., Akıncı A., Bodur H., Akgül Ö., Altan L., Altay Z., Ayhan F., Birtane M., Soy Buğdaycı D., Çapkın E., Cerrahoğlu L., Duruöz M.T., Günaydın R., Günendi Z., Gürer G., Bal A., Kaçar C., Kaptanoğlu E., Kaya T., Kocabaş H., Kotevoğlu N., Nas K., Rezvani A., Şen N., Şendur Ö.F., Yalçın P. Archives of Rheumatology 2015;30(4):271-284 doi: DOI:10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2015.5654 (link)
I. Coexistence of Familial Mediterranean Fever, Behçet’s Disease and Sacroiliitis
İsmihan, Sunar; Sürmeli Sarı Zühre; Özdemirel, Ali Erhan; Yalçın, Ayşe Peyman; Ataman, Şebnem Archives of Rheumatology, 2015,30(1):63-66
doi: 10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2015.5093 (link)
II. Erasmus syndrome: systemic sclerosis and silicosis co-occurence Zühre Sarı Sürmeli, Nurdan Oruçoğlu; International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, April 2018, Wiley, DOI:10.1111/1756-185x.13296
A.  Papers presented at international scientific meetings and published in the conference proceedings.
I. Zühre Sarı Sürmeli. A patient with ankylosing spondylitis who had mistakenly received live oral polio vaccination while on an anti-TNF drug. International Internal Medicine and Training Meetings -10,Updates on Rheumatology and Hypertension, oral poster presentation,MALTA,May 2017(link)
II. Sarı Sürmeli Z., Ozdemirel A.E., Sunar İ., Ataman Ş., Yalçın A.P.  “SAPHO Syndrome”: A Patient with Neck and Back Pain. XV. Mediterranean Congress of Rheumatology 2014 . Poster presentation P-33, s-15(link)
III. Ozdemirel A.E., Sarı Sürmeli Z., Sunar İ , Doghanji F. , Ataman Ş.,Yalcın A.E. Kikuchi’s Disease and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Mysterious Co-occurrence. XV. Mediterranean Congress of Rheumatology 2014 .Poster presentation P-034, s-16(link)
IV. Sunar İ., Sarı Sürmeli Z., Özdemirel A.E., Ataman Ş., Yalçın A.P. Coexistence of Behçet’s disease and villonoduler synovitis mimicking meniscopathy. XV. Mediterranean Congress of Rheumatology 2014. Poster presentation P-035,s-16 (link)
V. Sunar İ., Özdemirel A.E., Sarı Sürmeli Z., Üstüner E., Tutkak H., Yılmaz G., Yalçın A.P., Ataman Ş. The relationship between serum pentraxin-3 levels, cardiovascular disease risk and disease activity in psoriatic arthritis patients.Poster League Against Rheumatism Congress 2017.(link)
I. The Relationship between Immunogenicity, Disease Activity and Autoantibody Development in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases Treated with Anti-TNF Agents. S. Ataman, R. Soltanalizade, H. Tutkak, D. Öztuna, E. Ozdemirel, Z.S. Surmeli Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2014;73:482. DOI 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.1848 (link).
VI. Duruöz M. T., Sarı Sürmeli Z., Topçu E.,”The Correlation of Disease Activity, Functional  and Metrological Status and Quality of Life with  Sleep Quality and Balance Status in Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)”. 2012 ACR Meeting,Washington D.C. (poster  sunumu) (link)
II. Evaluation of serum levels of interleukin(il)-17a, il-17b, il-17c, il-17f and il-23 levels in psoriatic arthritis
M. T. Duruöz, Ü. Uçar, Y. Guvenç, Z. Sari Sürmeli
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2013;72:A821 (link)
III. Zühre Sarı Surmeli. A patient with ANA negative systemic lupus erythematous and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. International Internal Medicine Training Meetings -17, oral poster presentation, Czech Republic, Prague, 8-10 March 2019.

A. International books or book chapters written
Book chapter published by a national publisher: Nutrition and Diet Management for Patients, Chapter 10: Nutrition in Gout Disease. Editors: Can Özlü, Hasan Alpay. Akademisyen Kitabevi.2019.
B. Articles published in national peer-reviewed journals.
I. Zinnuroğlu, M., Sarı Sürmeli, Z., & Beyazova, M. (2010). Lumbosacral Root Avulsion in an Amputee Patient: Electrophysiological Challenges. Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, 13, 65-68. (Link)

C. Papers presented at national scientific conferences and published in conference proceedings
I. Sarı Sürmeli Z., Zinnuroğlu M.,"Comparison of dual-peak sensory potentials in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and healthy control group", 2nd Medical Rehabilitation Congress, 2010 (poster presentation).

II. Duruöz M. T., Sarı Sürmeli Z., Uçar Ü., Topçu E., "Evaluation of Sleep Quality in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis", 10th Turkish Rheumatology Symposium, 2013 (poster presentation).

I. Özdemirel A.E., Doghanji F., Rustemova D., Sarı Sürmeli Z., "A Rare Benign Lesion of the Synovium: Lipoma Arborescens", 10th Turkish Rheumatology Symposium, 2013 (poster presentation).

I. Zühre Sarı Sürmeli. "A Case of ANA-Negative Amyopathic Dermatomyositis", poster presentation, 13th Anatolian Rheumatology Days, Online Scientific Conference, September 24-27, 2020.
Other Publications
A. Book Translations
I. Tuncay Duruöz, Zühre Sarı Sürmeli, Harrison's Rheumatology, 2nd Edition, Part 2, Chapter 10, Vasculitic Syndromes, Translated into Turkish, 2013
II. Zühre Sarı Sürmeli, Şebnem Ataman, Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Rheumatology, 3rd Edition, Chapter 4: Approach to the Patient with Arthritis, Translated into Turkish
A. Journal Reviewer
I. Archives of Rheumatology Journal Reviewer.
Conference and Symposium Presentations:
I. Zühre Sarı Sürmeli. ARTICLE CLUB: What's New in 2016? What Do the Latest Articles Tell Us? Oral Presentation at the TRASD Turkish Rheumatology Congress 2017, Antalya (link)
I.  Zühre Sarı Sürmeli RADER Autumn Workshop: ACR 2015 Recommendations in RA Treatment - ISTANBUL, October 2016, oral presentation
I.  TRASD Difficult Cases: A Case of Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis - Oral Presentation, ANKARA, January 13, 2014
I.  TRASD Online Course Presentation: Inflammatory Myopathies - ANKARA, April 2015
Courses taught at undergraduate and graduate level in the last two years 
Istanbul Aydın University Faculty of Medicine for 3rd semester students in the Musculoskeletal Committee are as follows (2018 Fall Semester):
 1) Rheumatologic History Taking
2) Rheumatologic Examination
3)  Peripheral Joint Examination
4) Extra-articular Findings
5) Epidemiology and Classification of Rheumatic Diseases
6) Inflammatory Mechanisms in Rheumatic Diseases
7) Symptomatology and General Evaluation in Rheumatic Diseases
8) Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
9) Approach to Patients with Vasculitis
10) Sarcopenia
11) Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism
12) Approach to Patients with Systemic Symptoms in Rheumatic Diseases
13) Laboratory Tests in Rheumatic Diseases
14) Acute Arthritis and Early Arthritis
15) Infectious Arthritis 
16) Chronic Arthritis
17) Hereditary Autoinflammatory Diseases in Rheumatology.
In the 2019-2020 fall semester, the following courses were given to third-year students at Istanbul Aydin University Faculty of Medicine:
1) Rheumatologic history-taking
2) Joint examination
3) Extra-articular manifestations
4) Epidemiology and classification of rheumatic diseases
5) Laboratory in rheumatic diseases
6) Symptomatology and general evaluation in rheumatic diseases
7) Approach to the patient with systemic symptoms in rheumatic diseases
8) Acute arthritis and early arthritis
9) Chronic arthritis
10) Approach to the patient with vasculitis
11) Hereditary inflammatory diseases in rheumatology.

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