Biography

Prof. Öztekin OTO, FESC, FACC

Areas of Interests

  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Operation)
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive ASD Closure
  • Heart & Heart - Lung Transplantation
  • Surgery of Congenital Heart Defects
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Treatment of Varicous Veins with Laser
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

Pioneering Atempts

In Turkey

  • First Heart - Lung Transplantation in Turkey
  • First Heart Transplantation in Child
  • First Video - Assisted Thoroscopic Surgery
  • First PDA Closure by VATS
  • First Domino Procedure

In World

  • Thoroscopic Excision of Hidatic Cyst in Lung
  • Minimal Invasive Excision of Hidatic Cyst in Lung

Biography

  • 1974 -1980 Hacettepe University, School of Medicine
  • 1980 – 1986 Specialization Training in Cardiovascular Surgery, Hacettepe University Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Clinical Director: Prof. Dr. Aydın AYTAÇ and Prof. Dr. Yüksel BOZER)
  • 1986-1989 Military Service at Gülhane Military Academy Hospital and Compulsory Service at Higher Specialization Hospital of Turkey
  • 1989-2001 Founder President, Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Dokuz Eylul University as Associate Professor
  • 1890 Establishing Pediatric and Newborn Heart Surgery Program, Dokuz Eylul University
  • 1989-2001 Founder President of Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Dokuz Eylül University
  • 1993 Initiation of Routine Ultrafiltration in Neonatal and Congenital Open-Heart Surgery in D.E.U. Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 1996 Assigned as Professor at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dokuz Eylül University
  • 1996 Initiation of Pediatric Minimally Invasive Heart Practices in Cardiovascular Surgery, Dokuz Eylül University
  • 1998 First Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplant in Turkey
  • 2000 Starting the Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Program in Adults, Dokuz Eylul University
  • 2009 Heart Transplantation Center License Renewal, Dokuz Eylül University
  • 2011 Ministry of Health of Turkey Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Certificate
  • 2014 – 2016 President, European Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 2004 – Present President, Heart and Health Foundation of Turkey

Promotions, Certificates, Awards

  • 1970 TUBITAK Incentive Award in TUBITAK Mathematics Competition
  • 1973 AFS scholarship (1 Year USA)
  • 1973 Unrequited TUBITAK Scholarship (6 Years)
  • 1974 Cumhuriyet High School, Ankara “First Degree Graduation”
  • 1973 – 1980 Deutsches Goethe Institute German Language Certificate
  • 2011 Best Innovative Surgeon Award, Euro – Asian Bridge Meeting

Memberships

  • 2004 Fellow, American Society of Cardiology (FACC)
  • 2002 Member, European Cardiovascular Surgery (ESCVS)
  • 2001 Fellow, European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
  • 1996 Board Member, Pediatric Cardiology Society
  • 1995 Establishment and Presidency, National Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Association Izmir Branch
  • 1993 Member, National Society of Vascular and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 1992 Member, European Organ Transplant Association
  • 1992 Member, European Society of Vascular Surgery
  • 1992 Member, Vascular Surgery Association
  • 1992 Member, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeon (EACTS)
  • 1987 Member, Turkish Society of Cardiology
  • 1987 Board Member, Association of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in the Akdeniz Countries

Occupational Activities

  • 2005 – 2020 Organization of “International Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery” (UCCVS)
  • 23-26 March 2015 President, 64th Congress of the European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery in conjunction with the 11th International Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 2012-2014 President, of European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • 14 February 2011 Director of Transplantation Institute in Dokuz Eylul University
  • 15 April, 2010 Treasurer, European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • 15-18 April, 2010 President, 59th Congress of the European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery in conjunction with 6th International Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
  • 2008 – 2009 1st and 2nd Training Courses of GUCH Working Group in European Society of Cardiology in conjunction with 4th and 5th International Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 2007 ISMICS Winter Workshop Presidency 3th International Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 2007 Treasurer, Working Group of GUCH in European Society of Cardiology
  • 2006 Member, ISMICS Program Committee
  • 2005 Editor, “Innovations” Journal
  • 2005 Editor, Heart Surgery Forum Journal
  • 2004 Founder of Heart and Health Foundation of Turkey
  • 2004 Fellow of the American Society of Cardiology (FACC)
  • 2002 – 2004 Chairman, Working Group of Cardiovascular Surgery in European Society of Cardiology
  • 2001 Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
  • 2000 – 2006 European Cardiology Society Scientific Board Member and Program Committee Member
  • 2000 – 2002 Vice Chairman, Working Group of Cardiovascular Surgery in European Society of Cardiology
  • 1998 Performing the first heart and lung transplantation in Turkey
  • 1996 - 1997 -1998 Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Symposiums in Izmir
  • 1998 Vice President of the Cardiovascular Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology
  • 1996 President of the 8th National Vascular Surgery Congress
  • 1995 – 1999 Local Monthly Organization of Cardiovascular Surgery Meetings in Izmir
  • 1996 Initiation of Minimal Invasive Heart Surgery, Dokuz Eylül University
  • 1993 European Society of Cardiology Cardiovascular Surgery, Working Group
  • 1992 First Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery in Turkey
  • 1989 6 Months House Surgeon Position at Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Hospital

International and National Achievements

  • 1987 Board Member of Mediterranean Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 1987 Turkish Society of Cardiology
  • 1992 Society of European Transplantation
  • 1992 Society of Vascular Surgery
  • 1993 National Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 1995 Society of European Organ Transplantation
  • 1995 National Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Founder President of Izmir
  • 1996 Board Member, National Society of Pediatric Cardiology
  • 1998 Vice President of the European Society of Cardiology Adult Congenital Heart Disease Working Group
  • 2002 Chair of the European Society of Cardiology Adult Congenital Heart Disease Working Group
  • 2005 Cardiovascular Advisory to the Board of the European Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, European Society of Cardiology Adult Congenital Heart Disease Working Group Treasurer, Founder President
  • 2005-2020 President, International Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 2009 President, European Society of Cardiovascular Surgery Congress in Izmir
  • 2011 Best Innovative Surgeon (Euro-Asian Bridge Meeting)
  • 2014-2016 European Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, President

Editorial Board Memberships

  • HSF – Heart Surgery Forum
  • INNOVATIONS
  • E-Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine

Program Committee Memberships

  • ESC – European Society of Cardiology Congresses
  • ISMICS International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Congresses
  • WHF – World Heart Federation Congresses
  • ESCVS – European Society of Cardiovascular Surgery Congresses
  • UCCVS – Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Congresses