OUR DOCTORS

Prof. Vedat Aytekin, M.D.

Cardiology

Head of Department

Prof. Vedat Aytekin, M.D.
  • Served as the Head of Interventional Cardiology Unit and Cardiology Department of Florence Nightingale Hospital from 1994 to 2017.
  • Actively performed and supervised more than 100,000 diagnostic angiography, more than 25,000 balloon dilatation and stent implantation for diseases of coronary arteries/peripheral arteries, TAVI and other interventional cardiology procedures.
  • Focused on physiology of coronary arteries (FFR, IFR), intra-coronary imaging techniques (IVUS, OCT) and CT Coronary Angiography.
  • Served as Secretary, Vice President and President of Interventional Cardiology Work Group of Turkish Society of Cardiology from 1998 to 2004
  • He was also Treasurer and Vice President in Executive Board of Turkish Society of Cardiology from 1999 to 2006.
  • Professor Aytekin was elected as “Next President” in May 2018. He is also President of “Scientific Committee and National Cardiology Congress” and “Coordination Office of Young Cardiologist Sub-Group” of the Society.
  • Served as President of Istanbul Association of Interventional Cardiology Academy from 2009 to 2018.
  • In addition to the Chronic Total Occlusion Club, where he took role in foundation, he is member of European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI).
  • Detailed CV
 
  • Principal fields of clinical interest:
    • Interventional Cardiology,
    • Cardiac catheterization,
    • Angiography, balloon dilatation, stent placement,
    • IVUS, OCT, FFRR, IFR,
    • CT Coronary Angiography,
    • TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation),
    • Coronary Artery Diseases,
    • Heart valve diseases,
    • Hypertension,
    • General Cardiology.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Education Institution Year
Cardiology Residency Cardiology Institute, Istanbul University 1987 - 1991
Internal Medicine Residency Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1980 - 1984
Medical Education School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1974 - 1980

CAREER

Title Institution Year
Professor Koç University Hospital 2017 - to date
Professor, Head of Cardiology Department American Hospital 2017 - to date
Professor Florence Nightingale Hospital, Şişli / Istanbul 1999 - 2017
Professor, Head of Department Department of Cardiology, Bilim University, Istanbul 2006 - 2009
Professor, Head of Department Department of Cardiology, Kadir Has University 2003 - 2006
Professor Department of Cardiology, Kadir Has University 1999 - 2003
Assoc. Prof. Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital 1994 - 1999
Assoc. Prof. Cardiology Institute, Istanbul University 1992 - 1994
Attending Physician Cardiology Institute, Istanbul University 1991 - 1992
Cardiology Research Fellow Cardiology Institute, Istanbul University 1987 - 1991
Attending Physician (Military Service) Turkish Land Forces Support Command 1986 - 1987
Attending Physician (Conscription) Zeynep Kamil Hospital, Ministry of Public Health and Welfare 1984 - 1986
Internal Medicine Resident Department of Internal Medicine, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1980 - 1984