Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emel Gönen was born in 1967 in Ankara. She graduated from Science High School, Ankara in 1984, and from Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Ankara in 1991. She carried out a medical exchange program at the Northwestern University, Chicago in 1991. She completed her residency of orthopaedics and traumatology in Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital by working there as specialist until 2000. She worked in Ankara Diskapi Research and Training Hospital between 2000-2017 as Assoc. Prof and educator in a residency program since 2012. She worked as a research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh in the departments of Spine and Sports- Traumatology at UPMC and Children’s Hospital in Pittsburg. Dr. Gonen is a Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and is the owner of Board Certificate of Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Education Council (TOTEK) and Spine Surgery Board Certificate of Turkish Spine Society. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gonen has been working at the Koç University Hospital in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology since 2017. She is mainly interested in pediatric orthopaedics; cerebral palsy and neurological disorders, gait disturbances, rotational and angular deformities, pediatric problems of the hip (DDH, Perthes, SCFE etc), knee (Blount) and foot (clubfoot, vertical talus, pes planus etc), torticollis, pediatric trauma. She is an active member of The Turkish Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT, as the National Delegate), International Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT), Asia Pasific Orthopedic Association (APOA), Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Education Council (TOTEK), Turkish Orthopedic Research Assocciation (TOAK), Turkish Pediatric Orthopedic Association, AO Alumni, Turkish Spine Society (TOD), TOTBID Trauma Branch, Crediting and Accreditation Committee of Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and has also worked as executive board member in some of these associations.