I graduated from Istanbul University Carrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in 1991, completed my Internal Medicine Training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Cardiology training at University of Texas at Houston. I completed my interventional cardiology training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I worked at the University of Texas at Houston from 2005 to 2014. Currently I am working at the Baylor college of Medicine as a Professor and I am the cath lab director at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston.