I was born in Manisa-Akhisar, on 23 August 1962.
I have completed my primary education in Soma 13 Eylül Elementary School between 1968 – 1973, secondary education in Soma Linyit High School between 1973 – 1976, and in Kabatas High School between 1976 – 1979. During my secondary education period I have learned and practised English, and also I have learned and practised Deutsch in the last 3 years of this period.
I have completed my medical education between 1979 – 1985 as the title of term’s fourth degree, in Trakya University Medical Faculty which at that time was providing medical education in collaboration with Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, and gained the title “Doctor of Medicine”.
On my internship period I have worked as a fellow at the department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in Berlin Charlottenburg Clinic between 01.06.1984 and 01.07.1984.
I have completed my mandatory rural service in Kovacayırı village hospital,( a village of Boyabat town, Sinop province) between 1985 – 1987.
I have started my speciality training at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery on 24.04.1987.In1989, I have worked in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at J. W. Goethe University (Frankfurt) as a resident for 3 months, and also in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Grosshadern hospital of Ludwig-Maximilians-University(Munich) for 2 months.
I have graduated as a specialist doctor on 11.08.1993, with the thesis study of “Myocardial Protection During OPCAB Surgery (Comperative Study of the blood cardioplegia versus crystalloid cardioplegia: value of enzyme activities).
I have completed military service as a military doctor in Gumussuyu Military Hospital between 16.08.1993 – 17.9.1993.
I have worked with Prof. C.Mountain and Prof. L. De Caro in Houston Thorax Institute (Houston, Texas, USA) between 1 October 1993 – 31 January 1994.
On 01.02.1993, I have started to work as assistant professor at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
I have gained the title of Associate Professor on 20.11.1997.
In 2001, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery seperated into two departments, as “Thoracic” and “Cardiovascular Surgery”, and since that time I have started to proceed my career as a thoracic surgeon and became the Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery in Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty .
On 29.10.2002, I have successed in the examination arranged by UEMS and received The European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
I have gained the title of Professor on 02.03.2006.
I am married with one children.