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Assoc. Prof. Erkan Yıldırım, M.D. was born in 1968. He was graduated from Eskişehir Anatolian High School in 1986. He was graduated from School of Medicine, Anadolu University in 1992. He completed his term as a medical practitioner in Denizli, 1993.

He completed his residency education for Thoracic Surgery in Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center, İstanbul and Atatürk Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery Center, Ankara in 1998.

Assoc. Prof. Erkan Yıldırım, M.D. completed his mandatory military service in Thoracic Surgery Clinic of Gülhane Military Medical Academy in 1999.

He started working as a surgeon in Thoracic Surgery Clinic of Ankara Numune Teaching and Research Hospital in 2000. He became Chief Resident in the same hospital in 2001. He worked as a observer thoracic surgeon in Zurih University (Switzerland) in 2002, Toronto University (Canada) in 2004, Leuven University (Belgium) in 2008 and Kyoto University (Japan) in November 2012.

He successfully completed the examination of European Board Certification for Thoracic Surgery (EBTCS), which was performed in 10th Congress of European Society for Thoracic Surgeons in 2002, and became a Fellow of the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (FETCS).

Assoc. Prof. Erkan Yıldırım, M.D. gained “Turkish Thoracic Surgery Proficiency Certification” in 2003.

Completed scientific file stage of “Associate Professorship Exam” for Thoracic Surgery in 2007.

He was awarded with the Title “LUNG TRANSPLANTATION FELLOW” between 2007-2008 (Toronto University, TORONTO LUNG TRANSPLANT PROGRAM / CANADA, active participation in 85 recipient patient surgeries and approximately 100 donor patient surgeries, moreover 4 clinical studies (one study was his own project entirely)).

He is the owner of the FIRST international clinical study on “Lung Transplant” in Turkey which was published in January 2009 (“Methods of Lung transplantation and lung volume reducing surgeries” (Proc AM Thorac Soc. 2009 Jan 15;6(1):66-78).

He has been working as a study referee for THKDC-Turkish Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery- Journal and EJCTS- European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 2002.

He has been actively conducting four patent researches together with the Boğaziçi Biomedical Engineering Department.

He participated and performed presentations in dozens of congresses including 32 international congresses and 19 local congresses.


  • Lung cancer
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Esophagus Diseases Surgery

University: Anadolu Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi
Specialty Education: Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi


  • Anadolu Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi
  • Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Merkezi
  • Atatürk Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Merkezi
  • Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisinde Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği
  • Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği

Thoracic Surgery