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He was born in 1974 in Izmir. He completed his secondary education in İstanbul in 1992 and his post graduate in Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 1998. After  he received his speciality in Pediatric Surgery, at Ege University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatric Surgery in 2007, he worked in Ankara Gülhane Military Medical Academy Department of Pediatric Surgery for his military service and in Rize Training and Research Hospital for his state service between 2008-2010. He worked as a lecturer in the establishment of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Rize University Faculty of Medicine. In 2011, he returned to Ege University and has been working in the Division of Pediatric Thoracic Surgery as an Associate Professor. He is a Fellow of European Board of Pediatric Surgery since 2017. 

He is now Vice-Chief Physician of Ege University Hospital and also is actively involved in Specialization Training, Continuing Professional Development and Research Training Program commissions under Dean's Office.

In 2010, he was at St James University-Leeds Teaching Hospital in Leeds, England with a scholarship from the European Society for Pediatric Urology. He has attended active training as trainee and trainer in multiple domestic and international courses and workshops, especially on minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He is a member of national (TAPS) and international associations (EUPSA, ESPES, IPEG). He is also a board member of IPEG-Middle East Chapter. 

His main interests and fields of study in Pediatric Thoracic Surgery; Minimally invasive surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), robotic surgery, oncological surgery, chest deformities, airway surgery, congenital foregut (lung-esophagus) surgery, diaphragmatic pathologies and gastroesophageal reflux-achalasia. He has received multiple scientific awards at national (TAPS) and international (ESPES-IRCAD 2020) mainly in the field of minimally invasive surgery in children. 

He has been  invited as speaker in WOFAPS 2019 (Gastric-pull-up), EPSA 2019 (Live surgery-SILS gastric pull-up, Minimally invasive treatment of esophageal pathologies, Thoracoscopic treatment of mediastinal masses), IPEG-MEC Laparoscopy Workshop 2020 (SILS fundoplication, achalasia, gastric pull-up), IPEG-MEC Webinar 2020 (Thoracoscopic lobectomy), IPEG-MEC Conference 2020 (SILS gastric pull-up and achalasia) and EUPSA Webinar 2020 (Stomach pull-up).

He is married and father of two sons.


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