Dr. Ertugrul Okuyan was born in Hatay, Turkey, in 1973. He graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine in 1997, and obtained the title of Cardiology Specialist from the Istanbul University Institution of Cardiology in September 2003. He works at the Cardiology Clinic of the Istanbul Bagcilar Education and Research Hospital. His main areas of interest are heart failure, atherosclerosis, pulmonary hypertension, venous and arterial thrombosis and arterial hypertension. Having been published in many highly ranked papers, Dr Okuyan is a member of the Turkish Cardiology Association, European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association, European Atherosclerosis Society, American Society of Hypertension and European Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention.