Born in 1962 in Izmir. He was graduated from the Aegean University Medical Faculty in 1985. He completed his residency program in 1993 at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. He became Associate Professor in 1997 and Professor in 2003 at the same Department. He worked for five months at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland; and for 2 years at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Castle Hill Hospital, England.
He was accepted as “Fellow of the International College of Angiology (FICA)” in 1993. He passed necessary examinations and entitled as “Fellow European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (FEBCS)” in October 2003.
He is a member of Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Society of Vascular Surgery, European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, International Union of Angiology and Vascular Access Society. He has several book chapters, papers in international scientific journals and over 300 citations. He was the President of Turkish Society for Vascular Surgery between 2008 and 2012, President of Asian Society of Vascular Surgery between 2012 and 2013. Currently he is the Vice President of Turkish Society of Vascular Surgery.