Prof.Dr. Ahmet Akgül

Upon Graduating from Ankara University Medical School in 1997, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akgul had completed his postdoctoral residence and fellowship in the department of cardiovascular surgery at Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital and in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas

In 2003 he became the chief assistant at Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital upon returning to Turkey.

In 2004 in addition to his chief assistant position, he also served as an editor in Turkey’s biggest, multi-disciplinary, first and only Turkish and English medical publisher named, Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences. During his editorship, he participated in the assessment and finalization of the scientific publications and projects, which are crucial in academic assignments for many medical doctors. He also educated significant amounts of medical doctors and professionals in preparing and publishing a medical article.

In 2005 he became the deputy chief physician at Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, therefore he got to manage an employee and patient oriented hospital associated with heart and vascular diseases and surgery.

In 2007 he received his associate professorship in heart and vascular surgery.

In 2009 he was charged with establishing heart and vascular surgery clinic at Istanbul Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Hospital where he performed his works as founding clinic chief. He and his team achieved phenomenal success in treating hundreds of patients with varicosity with his trademark technique that bears his name, called Akgul Technique, along with mitral regurgitation. As a result he has been the subject of outstanding news in the visual and print media as well as his own countless publications in medical literature. Furthermore he was honored in medical literature due to his achievements with his own technique and has been invited to conferences in Italy and in the United States of America to present to his foreign colleagues.

Due to the increasing aging population in Turkey and this senior group being the majority of the heart and vascular diseases patients he has established the department of gerontology in Istanbul University. In doing so he had received his professorship and the title of founding department head.

Professor Dr. Ahmet Akgul is currently the head of the Gerontology and the deputy dean of Faculty of Health Sciences at Istanbul University. He also serves as a training officer in Heart and Vascular Surgery Clinique at Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital.

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