Professor Dr. Kaan Kırali completed his training in Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. He became a consultant surgeon in 1997, and has published more than 90 international and 160 national articles. He is the pioneer of awake complete CABG with BIMA. He is also one of the pioneers of aortic root surgery. He has developed a new aortotomy incision, which makes aortic valve interventions simpler. He completed a master’s program on preventive medicine in Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Kırali is the Head of the Department of CVS in Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey, and the Chief of the Department of CVS in Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. He is also in charge of the heart transplantation mechanical assist device program, and a member of several international societies.