tugrul-okay

Associate Professor Of Cardiology

Place of Birth: Adana
Date of Birth: 1954
Marital Status: Married
Language Skills: English, German
Fields of Interest: Interventional Cardiology (Coroner Angiography, Ptca, Stent etc.), Cardiac Valvular Diseases (Mitral Balloon valvulotomy), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Alcohol Ablation

EDUCATION

1989 Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Associate Professor
1988 Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Senior Specialist
1978–1982 Istanbul Uni. Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Internal Diseases Clinic, Specialist
1972-1978 Istanbul Uni. Istanbul Medical Faculty

POSTGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

1999 Present Acibadem Health Group, International Hospital Cardiology
1992 – 1999 Bayındır Medical Center, Head of Cardiology Department and Head Physician
1988 – 1990 Koşuyolu Heart Hospital, Deputy Chief – Chief Assistant
1984 -1986 Elazığ State Hospital, Internal Medicine Specialist (Compulsory Service)
1983 -1984 Military H., Elazığ, Internal Medicine Specialist

Career

National Coordinator for Euroheart Survey, Principal Investigator for “Acute coronary syndrome” “Valvular Heart Disease” and “Revascularisation“ screenings performed under Euroheart Survey since 1999.
“Regional coordinator” for multi-central international heart failure training program “IMPROVEMENT”, 1999,
“Adjudicator” for Clopidogrel multi-central international study “CHARISMA”, 2002-3
“Adjudicator” for Rimonabant multi-central international study “CRESCENDO”, 2006-7
“Adjudicator” for Clopidogrel multi-central international study “CURRENT”, 2007-

Awards

Turkish Cardiology Association, young researcher award for 1993 – First Place
1988 Limburg Uni. Catheter lab. Maastricht – Netherlands

Membership

Turkish Cardiology Association
Clinical Vascular Biology Association (founder)
European Cardiology Association
American Cardiology Society Fellow (Facc)-1999
Acute Myocardial Infarction Club, Founding Member
Heart Failure Club, Founding Member
Turkish Cardiology Association, Invasive Work Group, Secretary (1996–98)
Turkish Cardiology Association Archive, Member of Editorial Board (1988–2001)