Sertaç Çiçek, MD

Dr. M. Sertaç Çiçek completed his medical education at Ankara University Faculty of Medicine and GATA Gülhane Faculty of Medicine, graduating summa cum laude in 1985. He then completed a five-year residency in Cardiovascular Surgery at GATA, followed by fellowships in cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation at the Texas Heart Institute and the Mayo Clinic. He also had an extended pediatric cardiac surgery and transplantation fellowship at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

He served as professor and senior associate consultant at Mayo Clinic and chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at WVU Heart and Vascular Institute and Children’s Hospital in US and has recently returned to Turkey to establish the heart program at Liv Vadi Hospital.

In addition to pediatric and congenital heart surgery, Dr. Çiçek has extensive experience as an adult cardiac surgeon as well.

Dr. Çiçek served as the Chairman of 7th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, which is considered to be the one of the highest honors in the pediatric and congenital cardiac profession. He serves on multiple Editorial Boards and is an Associate Editor of World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.