One of the few cardiovascular surgeons who has been serving at the Near East University Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic since 2017, who has successfully applied especially mitral valve treatments and small incision heart surgeries, and has contributed to the training of many cardiovascular surgeons to date, Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz has been appointed as the chief physician of the Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital, which will begin to serve on November 21.
One of the first physicians to apply the technique that allows the closed method of aortic aneurysm treatment in Turkey, Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz is also one of the first physicians in Turkey to perform complex mitral valve repair operations through the use of neo-chordae. Having performed a significant number of mitral valve repair surgeries to date and published these studies as one of the largest series, Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz is one of the first to carry out heart surgeries with small incisions performed underneath the left breast in coronary bypass surgery, underneath the right breast in heart hole (ASD) and mitral valve surgeries, and underneath the collarbone in aortic valve surgeries.
Prof. Dr. Who is Askin Ali Korkmaz?
Born in Kahramanmaraş in 1967, after graduating from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in 1991, Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz completed his training at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery between 1993-1998. Between 1998 and 2006, he worked as a specialist in both pediatric and adult Cardiovascular Surgery at Florence Nightingale Hospital. One of the top specialists of coronary bypass surgery, who performed the bypass with bilateral thoracic artery (ITA – internal thoracic artery) for the first time, Prof. Dr. Korkmaz worked with Prof. Dr. Cihat Bakay for many years, and Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz’s articles were published in the world’s leading journals on full artery bypass surgeries using different bilateral variations of ITA (sequential ITA, left-sided bilateral ITA, T graft, Coronary-coronary bypass etc.) without using a leg vein. Meanwhile, he worked as a specialist in Belgium OLV Hospital between 2000 and 2001, increasing his knowledge and experience especially in minimally invasive (small incision) heart surgery, robotic surgery and mitral valve repair. He was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 2013 and contributed to the training of many local and foreign cardiovascular surgeons on minimally invasive cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair and radiofrequency ablation technique in rhythm disorders. Working as a consultant Cardiovascular Surgeon at Azerbaijan Ganja International Hospital in 2016 and re-activating cardiac surgery there, Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz established the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Okan University, where he started to work as the Head of the Department in August 2016, and continued to work there until 2017. In 2017, he started to work as the Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Near East University Hospital. In 2018, he established the Cardiovascular Surgery clinic at the newly established Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital and became the clinic chief. Here he performed successful operations in congenital and adult cardiac surgery. At the same time, he continued his duty as a consultant physician in Cardiovascular Surgery at the Near East University Hospital.
Fluent in English, Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz is the father of a daughter.