Prof. Ersin Erek, MD

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Name Surname: Ersin Erek
Title: Prof. Dr.
Medical Unit: Cardiovascular Surgery
Specialization: Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Branch: Acıbadem Atakent Hospital


Dokuz Eylul University, Medical Faculty (1984 – 1990)

Istanbul University, Institute of Cardiology (Specialty) (1991 – 1997)


Istanbul University Institute of Cardiology Chief Resident (1997 – 2000)

Istanbul Memorial Hospital, CV Surgeon (2000-2002)

Onze Lieve Vrouw Hospital, Aalst, Belgium (2003; 3 months)

Acibadem Bakirkoy Hospital, CV Surgeon (2002 – 2010)

Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital,

Co-Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery (2010 -2012)

Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital

Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (2012-2013)

Acibadem University Atakent Hospital Chief of Cardiovascular and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (2014 – Present )


Turkish, Society of Cardiovascular Surgery

Turkish Society of Cardiology

Turkish Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery



Scientific Publications:

  1. Bakay C, Erek E, Salihoğlu E, Kınoğlu B, Öztürk S. Sequential use of internal thoracic artery in myocardial revascularization : mid and long term results of 430 patients. Cardiovascular Surgery (Cardiovasc Surg); 10 : 481 – 8 (2002)
  2. Yalcinbas YK, Erek E, Salihoglu E, Sarioglu A, Sarioglu T. Early results of extra cardiac Fontan procedure with autologous pericardial tube conduit. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon ; (Thorac Cardiov Surg); 53 : 37-40 (2005)
  3. Erek E, Yalçınbaş YK, Sarıoğlu A, Sarıoğlu T. Current management of late failure after classic Fontan modifications: Fontan conversions. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon; (Thorac Cardiov Surg); 54: 21 – 25 (2006)
  4. Erek E, Yalçınbaş YK, Salihoğlu E, Çolakoğlu A, Sarıoğlu A, Sarıoğlu T. Stentless heterograft conduits for pulmonic ventricle to pulmonary artery connection: Is it the right option? Journal of Heart Valve Disease (J Heart Valve Dis); 15: 433 – 440 (2006).
  5. Erek E, Padala M, Pekkan K, Jimenez J, Yalçınbaş YK, Salihoğlu E, Sarıoğlu T, Yoganathan A. Mitral web – A new concept for mitral valve repair: Improved engineering design and in-vitro studies. The Journal Heart Valve Disease (J Heart Valve Dis); 18: 300-306 (2009)
  6. Erek E, Yalçınbaş YK, Türkekul Y, Öztarhan K, Çolakoğlu A, Saygılı A, Sarıoğlu A, Sarıoğlu T. Pulmoner arter bant ameliyatı ve sonrasında biventriküler ve üniventriküler tamir sonuçları. Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi (Anadolu Kardiyol Derg); 9: 215-22 (2009)
  7. Öztunç F, Saltık IL, Batmaz G, Erek E. Balloon atrial septostomy under echocardiographic guidance. Case report. The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics; (Turk J Pediatr), 40 : 437 – 40 (1998)
  8. Sarıoğlu T, Erek E, Yalcinbas YK, Salihoglu E, Sarioglu A, Tekin S. Pericardial collar modification for Ross procedure. Cardiovascular Surgery (Cardiovasc Surg); 11: 229 – 230 (2003)
  9. Yalçınbaş YK, Erek E, Salihoğlu E, Öztürk N, Mamur G, Soybir N, Sarıoğlu A, Sarıoğlu T. Acute pulmonary edema in a newborn with infracardiac type anomalous pulmonary venous return and surgical repair. The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics ; (Turk J Pediatr), 46 : 179 – 81 (2004)
  10. Erek E, Casselman FPA, Vanermen H. Valvular heart disease with green dark discoloration of the leaflets: Ochoronosis. Texas Heart Institute Journal ; (Tex Heart Inst J); 31: 445-7 (2004)
  11. Erek E, Yalcinbas YK, Sarioglu T. Durability of stentless bioprostheses for right ventricle outflow tract reconstruction. Annals of Thoracic Surgery ; (Ann Thorac Surg); 79 : 2202-3 (2005)
  12. Yalcinbas YK, Salihoglu E, Erek E, Colakoglu A, Sarıoglu A, Sarıoglu T. A rare cause of respiratory distress in infants: tracheal compression by anomalous course of innominate artery. The Turkish journal of Pediatrics ; (Turk J Pediatr); 48: 93-95 (2006)
  13. Yalçınbaş YK, Erek E, Sarıoğlu T, Total autologous Ross procedure in a child with aortic root abscess. Journal of Cardiac Surgery (J Card Surg); 21: 1 – 3 (2006) 14. Sarıoglu T, Salihoglu E, Erek E, Yalcinbas YK. Pericardial tube for translocation in anomalous origin of coronary arteries. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Ann Thorac Surg); 86: 1722 (2008)
  14. Saygılı OB, Saygılı A, Erek E, Sarıoğlu A, Sarıoğlu T. Interrupted aortic arch with intact ventricular septum: a multidetector CT angiography evaluation. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 2011; 11: E8
  15. Sarıoğlu T, Yalcinbas YK, Erek E, Salihoğlu E, Turkekul Y, Buyukasik H, Sarioglu A. Surgical repair of a cause of sudden death: Left coronary artery originating from right coronary sinus. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2011; 2: 509-12 17. Erek E, Yalcinbas YK, Turkekul Y, Saygili A, Ulukol A, Sarioglu A, Sarioglu T. Indications and risks of delayed sternal closure after open heart surgery in neonates and early infants. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2012; 3:229-235
  16. Erek E, Abud B, Oz K, Guzeltas A. Preservation of systemic tricuspid valve function by pulmonary conduit banding in a patient with corrected transposition of the great arteries. Int J Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2012; 15:332-4
  17. Onan IS, Erek E. Banding of the patent ductus arteriosus during modified Blalock-Taussig shunt surgery in neonates with pulmonary atresia. Ann Thorac surg 2012; 94:692
  18. Undar A. et aI. stanbul symposium on neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. Artif Organs 2012; 36: 463-466
  19. Undar A. et al. Istanbul symposiums on pediatric extracorporeal life support systems. Artif Organs 2011; 11:983-8
  20. Yazici P, Oz K, Celik O, Erek E. Extensive anterior chest wall ecchymosis as a sign of subacute type A aortic dissection. Int J Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2012; July
  21. Sarıoglu T, Yalcinbas YK, Erek E, Sarioglu A. Challenges in the management of patients with functionally univentricular heart in Turkey. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2012; 3. 344-9
  22. Isil CT, Yazıcı P, Topuz U, Erek E, Bakir I. Management of heparine resistance in an emergency cardiac surgical patient. Indian journal of anesthesia 2012; 56: 430-1
  23. Erek E, Odemis E, Tanidir IC. Right ventricular diverticulum and associated cyst. Pediatr Cardiol DOI 10.1007/s00246 – 013-0645-0 published online february 2013
  24. Erek E, Haydin S, Onan B, Onan IS, Yazıcı P, Kocyigit O, Tanidir IC, Yivli P, Odemis E, Yeniterzi M, Bakir I. Extracorporeal life support experiences of a new congenital heart center in Turkey. Artificial Organs 2013; 37:29-34
  25. Onan IS, Erek E, Haydin S, Onan B, Kocyigit O, Topuz U, Odemis E, Yeniterzi M, Bakir I. Clinical outcome of patients in a startup congenital heart surgery program in Turkey. Artificial Organs 2013; 37:18-23
  26. Yildirim A, Erek E, Uslu Z, Saygili A, Karaagac AT. Aorto-left ventricular originating from the left coronary sinus with aortic aneurysm in an 11-year-old boy. Texas Heart Institute Journal 2013; 40:91-4
  27. Erek E, Guzeltas A, Ozturk N, Kiyan G, Karakoç F, Akalın F, Odemis E, Arsan S. Topsy-turvy heart: A very rare congenital heart disease with tracheobronchial anomalies. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2013; 4: 308-311
  28. Odemis E, Ozyilmaz I, Guzeltas A, Erek E, Haydin S, Bakir I. Transcatheter management of neonates with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum: A Single center experience from Turkey. Artificial Organs 2013; 37: 56-61
  29. Erek E, Odemis E, Tanidir IC. Right ventricular diverticulum and associated cist. Pediatric Cardiac DOI 10.1007/s00246-013-0645-0
  30. Erek E, Kaya M, Tanidir C, Kocyigit OI. Twisted wire stent technique for delayed sternal closure after congenital heart operations. Ann Thorac Surg 2013; 96: 1102-3


26 Presentations in International Congress

33 Articles in National Journals

97 Presentations in National Congresses

6 Book/Book Chapter

Associate Editor of Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Pediatric Heart Journal

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