Professor of Cardiovascular Surger

Place of Birth: Gaziantep
Date of Birth: 1951


1974 Medical Education: Ankara University, Medical Faculty
1979 Cardiovascular Surgery Specialty, Hacettepe University


2003 – Present : Acibadem Bakırköy Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Head
2009 – Present : Acibadem University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Head
1996 – 2002 : Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Founding General Director, Project and Management Leader,
2000 – 2002 : Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Head of Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Head and Pediatric Cardiac health Center, Head
1997 – 2000 : Istanbul University, Cardiology Institute, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Head,
1987 – 1997 : Istanbul University, Cardiology Institute, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Lecturer
1979 – 1985 : Hacettepe University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chief Assistant, Specialist and Associate Professor,
1984 : Cardiovascular Fellow, Klokkenberg, Holland
1985 – 1986 : University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB, USA) special cardiovascular fellow


More than 120 publications in Turkish and foreign languages on cardiovascular Surgery

• He applied “arterial switch” surgeries in newborn infants which is one of the most complicated operations of cardiac surgery and Konno- Rastan and cardiac pulmonary autotransplantation (Ross- Konno) surgeries for the first time in Turkey and made them routine successfully.

Surgeries in single ventricle with Aortic coarctation and mitral atresia developed by him. (Atrial neoseptation with Aorto – subclavian Plasty and Right atrial Flap)

He made great efforts and played a significant role in making cardiac surgeries particularly in newborn infants and small children achieve world standards also in our country.

He applied more than 7.500 cardiac operations of any kind in adults and children

Educating more than 20 cardiac surgery specialists between 1985 and 2000


Full Bright USA Educational Scholarship, 1985
Member of Turkish Cardiology Association
European Society of Cardiology
Member of Turkish Pediatric Cardiology Association
Member of Turkish Cardiovascular Surgery Association
Editor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Review, 1992 – 1997
Cardiovascular Surgery 2nd National Congress, General Secretary, 1992
Istanbul Cardiac Surgery Foundation, Founder and Chairman, 1995
European Cardio – Thoracic Surgery Society, Member
New York Academy of Science, Member
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Member

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