• Am I Too Old For ECMO: ECMO in Geriatrics

Dr. Hayriye Cankar


Intensive care specialist & internal medicine specialist at Department of Intensive Care Unit, University of Health Sciences, Ankara City Hospital, which is the largest hospital in Turkey. She is head of the department of Ankara City Hospital Organ Donation and Transplantation Center since 2020.

She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine which is the most famous medical faculty of Turkey, medical education is in English. She received the title of internal medicine specialist in 2013. Than became an intensive care specialist after 3 years of intensive-care fellowship at Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital which is a very important ECMO center, Cardiovascular Surgery and Solid Organ Transplantation Center. She is currently working in the intensive care unit of Ankara City Cardiovascular Hospital, which is the leading ECMO center in Turkey.

In the field of intensive care, there are many completed and ongoing studies.

She is member of the Society of Turkish Intensivists. She served as the president of the Turkish Young Intensivist Association at 2018-2020. She is general secretary of 2023 World Congress of Intensive&Critical Care (WCICC 2023).

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