Ersin Erek, MD, Assoc Prof

Cardiovascular Surgery; 

Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery 


 Acibadem University, Medical Faculty Acibadem Atakent Hospital 

Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery 


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 – ) 





Birth Date and Place : Senirkent; 1967 Marital Status : Married, 2 children Foreign Language: English 

e-Mail: Memberships: 

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 extracardiac 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 
  10. Acute pulmonary edema in a newborn withinfracardiactype anomalous pulmonary venous return and surgical repair. The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics ; (Turk J Pediatr), 46 : 179 – 81 (2004) 
  11. 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) 
  12. 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) 
  13. 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) 
  14. 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) 
  15. 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) 
  16. 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 
  17. 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 

18.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 

19.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 

   20.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 

   21.Undar A. et aI. stanbul symposium on neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. Artif Organs 2012; 36: 463-466 

  22.Undar A. et al. Istanbul symposiums on pediatric extracorporeal life support systems. Artif Organs 2011; 11:983-8 

  23.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 

  24.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 

   25.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 

26.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 

27.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 

   28.Onan IS, Erek E, Haydin S, Onan B, Kocyigit O, Topuz U, Odemis E, Yeniterzi M, Bakir 

   29.Clinical outcome of patients in a startup congenital heart surgery program in Turkey. Artificial Organs 2013; 37:18-23 

   30.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 

31.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 

   32.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 

34.Erek E, Odemis E, Tanidir IC. Right ventricular diverticulum and associated cist. Pediatr Cardiol DOI 10.1007/s00246-013-0645-0 

35.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 Article in National Journals 

97 Presentations in National Congress 6 Book/Book Chapter 

Associate Editor of 

Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Pediatric Heart Journal