Ali Buturak, M.D.

Prof. Ali Buturak, M.D.


Yeditepe University Kozyatağı Hospital

Faculty and Graduation Year

Çukurova University School of Medicine, 2001

Place and year of birth



[email protected][email protected]

Fields of Study

  • Interventional Cardiology (coronary angiography and stent procedures, left main and complex coronary lesion interventions, chronic total occlusion interventions)
  • Catheter-based Treatments of Structural Heart and Valve Diseases (TAVI, Mitraclip… etc.)
  • Intravascular Imaging (IVUS,OCT) 
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions (above and below the knee artery interventions and carotid stenting)
  • Interventional Treatment Approaches in Resistant Hypertension (Renal Denervation)

Career Summary

  • Siyami Ersek Training and Research Hospital Cardiology Assistant (2002-2007)
  • Ardahan Military Hospital Cardiology Department , Medical Sub-lieutinant, (2007-2008)
  • Kahramanmaraş State Hospital Cardiology Department and Catheterization Laboratory (2009-2010)
  • Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine and ASG Kadıköy and Bakırköy Hospitals, Interventional Cardiologist (2010-2017)
  • Florence Nightingale Hospitals and Demiroğlu Bilim University Faculty of Medicine , Interventional Cardiologist (2018-2021)
  • Liv Hospital Vadistanbul and İstinye University Faculty of Medicine, Interventional Cardiologist (2021-2023)


  • Advanced TAVI Training Certificate (2023)
  • The 7th TAVI Team Approach Training (2023) Certificate
  • Renal Denervation Certificate (CRDN,Medtronic,24.10.2021)
  • Certificate of observership for peripheral vascular interventions (Universtats Herzzentrum, 2013)
  • Pacemaker Principles In Clinical Practice Course Certificate (Medtronic Academia,2018)
  • Complex Lesions Course Certificate (Avellino,2010)
  • Faculty of Medicine Educator Development Basic Course Certificate (2013)


  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)
  • Heart Failure Association- European Society of Cardiology (HFA-ESC)
  • Turkish Society of Cardiology
  • Turkish Medical Association

Professional Publications:

A.    Articles published in international  peer reviewed journals

A1. Buturak A, Degirmencioglu A, Erturk M, Karakurt H, Demir AR, Surgit O, Pusuroglu H, Akgul O, Serteser M, Norgaz T, Gorgulu S (2015). Impact of increased admission lipid levels on periprocedural myocardial injury following an elective percutaneous coronary intervention. Coronary ArteryDisease; 26(4): 333-340. Doi:10.1097/MCA.0000000000000235.

A2. Buturak A, Tekturk BM, Degirmencioglu A, Ulus S, Surgit O, Ariturk C, Zencirci E, Gorgulu S (2016). Transradial catheterization may decrease the radial artery luminal diameter and impair the vasodilatation response in the access site at late term: an observational study. Heart and Vessels; 31(4):482-9. Doi: 10.1007/s00380-015-0640-x

A3. Buturak A, Gorgulu S, Norgaz T, Voyvoda N, Sahingoz Y, Degirmencioglu A, Dagdelen S. (2014). The long-term incidence and predictors of radial artery occlusion following a transradial coronary procedure. Cardiology Journal; 21(4): 350-356. Doi: 10.5603/CJ.a2013.0128.

A4. Buturak A, Genç A, Ulus OS, Duygu E, Okmen AS, Uyarel H (2011). Evaluation of the effects of chronic biomass fuel smoke exposure on peripheral endothelial functions: an observational study. The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology; 11(6):492-497. Doi:10.5152/akd.2011.

A5. Buturak A, Norgaz T, Gorgulu S (2015). Brivudine induced coronary vasospasm as a manifestation of Kounis syndrome: First report. International Journal of Cardiology; 185: 4-6. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.03.082.

A6. Buturak A, Saygili O, Ulus S, Kalfa M, Karabulut H, Alhan C, Dagdelen S, Aksu K (2014). Right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis mimicking Ebstein anomaly in a patient with Behçet’s disease: case report and review of the literature. Modern Rheumatology; 24(3): 532-536.Doi: 10.3109/14397595.2013.874731.

A7. Buturak A, Duygu E, Aksu E, Güngördük OA, Ozgül S (2011). Embolic acute myocardial infarction treated by intracoronary catheter aspiration embolectomy in a patient with mechanical aortic valve prosthesis. The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology; 11(5): 461-462. Doi: 10.5152/akd.2011.116.

A8. Tatli E, Buturak A, Cakar A, Vatan BM, Degirmencioglu A, Agac TM, Kilic H, Gunduz H, Akdemir R (2015).Unusual Vascular Complications Associated with Transradial Coronary Procedures Among 10,324 Patients: Case Based Experience and Treatment Options. Journal of Interventional Cardiology; 28 (3): 305-312. Doi:10.1111/joic.12206.

A9. Degirmencioglu A, Buturak A, Zencirci E, Karakus G, Güvenc TS, Akyol A, Esen A, Demirci Y, Sipahi I, Dagdelen S, Norgaz T, Gorgulu S (2015). Comparison of Effects of Low- versus High Dose Heparin on Access-Site Complications during Transradial Coronary Angiography: A Double- Blind Randomized Study. Cardiology; 131(3): 142-148. Doi: 10.1159/000377621.

A10. Zencirci AE, Zencirci E, Değirmencioğlu A, Erdem A, Karakuş G, Özden K, Karadeniz F, Buturak A, Belen E, Tipi F, Eren M. ( 2015). Predictive Value of the No-Reflow Phenomenon and Epicardial Adipose Tissue for Clinical Outcomes After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Hellenic Journal of Cardiology; 56(4):311-319.

A11. Tatli E, Buturak A, Kayapınar O, Dogan E, Alkan M, Gunduz Y (2015). Subintimal angioplasty and stenting in chronic total femoropopliteal artery occlusions:Early- and mid-term outcomes. Cardiology Journal; 22(1):115-120. Doi: 10.5603 /CJ.a2014.0043.

A12. Surgit O, Erturk M, Akgul O, Pusuroglu H, Korkmaz AF, Avci Y, Ozal E, Uzun F, Buturak A, Eksik A (2015). Assessment of the relationship between nondipping phenomenon and microvolt T-wave alternans. Blood Pressure Monitoring; 20(1): 2-7. Doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000076.

A13. Ariturk C, Okten EM, Gullu AU, Senay S, Buturak A, Gormez S,Toraman F, Karabulut EH, Alhan HC (2015). Mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral insufficiency: an increased early postoperative risk for the elderly. Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; 23(2):239-244. Doi:10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi 2015.10645.

A14. Pusuroglu H, Akgul O, Erturk M, Uyarel H, Bulut U, Akkaya E, Buturak A, Surgit O, Fuat A, Cetin M, Yildirim A (2014).Predictive value of elevated soluble CD40 ligand in patients undergoing primary angioplasty for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary Artery Disease; 25(7): 558-564.Doi: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000142.

A15. Surgit O, Erturk M, Buturak A, Akgul O, Pusuroglu H, Cakmak HA, Yazan S, Gul M, Akkaya E, Eksik A (2014). The assessment of relationship between left ventricular geometry and microvolt T-wave alternans in sustained hypertension. Blood Pressure; 23(6): 349-355. Doi: 10.3109/08037051.2014.923252.

A16. Değirmencioğlu A, Şenay Ş, Güllü Ü, Zencirci E, Karakuş G, Ugur M, Buturak A, Alhan C (2014). The effect of mild left ventricular diastolic dysfunction on outcome after isolated coronary bypass surgery. Kardiologia  Polska;72(6): 541-545. Doi: 10.5603/KP.a2013.0354.

A17. Tatli E, Buturak A, Gunduz Y, Dogan E, Alkan M, Sayin M, Yilmaztepe M, Atakay S (2013). Comparison of anti-embolic protection with proximal balloon occlusion and filter devices during carotid artery stenting: clinical and procedural outcomes. Postepy Kardiol Interwencyjnej; 9(3): 221-227. Doi:10.5114/pwki.2013.37499.

A18. Tatli E, Gunduz Y, Buturak A (2014). Hematoma of the breast: a rare complication of transradial angiography and its treatment with handmade stent graft. Journal of Invasive Cardiology; 26(2): 24-26 .

A19. Degirmencioglu A, Karakus G, Buturak A, Çakmak N, Sipahi I, Akyol A (2013). Electrophysiologic Effects of Statins in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia. Kuwait Medical Journal; 45(4): 307-312.

A20. Erturk M, Buturak A, Pusuroglu H, Kalkan AK, Gurdogan M, Akturk IF, Akgul O, Aksu HU, Uzun F, Uslu N (2014). Comparison of subclinical left and right ventricular systolic dysfunction in non-dipper and dipper hypertensives: impact of isovolumic acceleration. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension; 36(8): 572-578. Doi: 10.3109/10641963.2014.881844.

A21. Aksu H, Ozer O, Unal H, Hobikoglu G, Norgaz T, Buturak A, Soylu O, Narin A (2009). Significance of mean platelet volume on prognosis of patients with and without aspirin resistance in settings of non-ST-segment elevated acute coronary syndromes. Blood Coagulation and  Fibrinolysis; 20(8):686-693. Doi: 10.1097/MBC.0b013e32833161ac.

A22. Uyarel H, Cam N, Okmen E, Kasikcioglu H, Tartan Z, Akgul O, Simsek D, Cetin M, Bozbeyoglu E, Buturak A, Uzunlar B (2006). Level of Selvester QRS score is predictive of ST-segment resolution and 30-day outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary coronary intervention. American  Heart Journal; 151(6): 12391-12397. Doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2006.03.019.

A23. Buturak A, Dagdelen S, Okten M, Karabulut EH (2012). A right coronary artery saccular aneurysm leading to an embolic myocardial infarction during diagnostic cardiac catheterization: A case report. Journal of Cardiology Cases; 6(4):121-123. Doi: 10.1016 /j.jccase.2012.07.008.

A24. Degirmencioglu A, Baysal E, Karakus G, Buturak A (2013). Severe pulmonary hypertension secondary to giant chronic dissecting aortic aneurysm presenting as chronic right heart failure. Journal of Cardiology Cases; 7(2):57-59. Doi: 10.1016/j.jccase.2012.11.002.

A25. Tatli E, Alicik G, Buturak A, Yilmaztepe M, Aktoz M (2013). Arrhythmias Following Revascularization Procedures in the Course of Acute Myocardial Infarction: Are They Indicators of Reperfusion or Ongoing Ischemia?. The Scientific World Journal; 2013:1-7. Doi: 10.1155/2013/160380.

A26. Akyol A, Degirmencioglu A, Zencirci E, Karakus G, Zencirci EA, Buturak A (2014). The Association Between Severity of ST-segment Elevation and Antegrade or Retrograde Residual Coronary Flow in The Infarct Related Artery in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction. Experimental and Clinical Cardiology; 20(8): 2584-2597.

A27. Buturak A, Degirmencioglu A, Surgit O, Demir AR, Karakurt H, Erturk M, Yazıcı S, Serteser M, Norgaz T, Gorgulu S (2016). Rise of serum troponin levels following uncomplicated elective percutaneous coronary interventions in patients without clinical and procedural signs suggestive of myocardial necrosis. Postepy Kardiol Interwencyjnej; 12(1):41-8. doi: 0.5114/pwki.2016.56948. 

A28. Buturak A, Değirmencioğlu A, Bayrak F, Kırış T, Karakurt H, Demir AR, Sürgit Ö, Ertürk M (2016). Elective percutaneous coronary intervention leads to significant changes in serum resistin, leptin, and adiponectin levels regardless of periprocedural myocardial injury: an observational study. Anatol J Cardiol ;16 (12):940-946.

A29. Bayrak F,Buturak A, Damlacik A, Dagdelen S (2016).  Case Images: Multiple left ventricular crypts in patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars; doi: 10.5543/ tkda.2016.33045

A30. Tatli E, Yilmaztepe M, Buturak A, Can Y (2015). Guidewire Fracture during Crossing A Chronic Coronary Total Occlusion: A Troublesome Experience. Int J Clin Cardiol; 2:4

A31. Satılmısoglu MH, Gorgulu S, Aksu HU, Aksu H, Ertaş G, Tasbulak O, Buturak A, Kalkan AK, Degirmencioglu A, Koroglu B, Tusun E, Murat A, Oz A (2016). Safety of Early Discharge After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Am J Cardiol;117(12):1911-6. doi: 10.1016/

A32. Zencirci E, Yeşilaltay A ,  Yağız V , Değirmencioğlu A , Zencirci AE,  Buturak A (2017). Myocardial functional abnormalities and serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in type II diabetes mellitus patients with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy.  International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries; 3: 272–279.

A33. Bayrak F, Kahveci G, Buturak A, Karaahmet T, Batgerel U, Koyuncu A, Mutlu B (2017). Value of latent outflow obstruction to predict clinical course of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Acta Cardiol ;72(2):172-179. 

A34. Ulus S, Aksoy Ozcan U, Arslan A, Buturak A, Dincer A, Kara S, Karaarslan E (2018). Imaging Spectrum of TIPIC Syndrome : Validation of a new Entity with Vessel Wall Imaging.Clin Neuroradiol; Doi: 10.1007/s00062-018-0746-5

A35. Kocaturk M, Yilmaz Z, Cansev M, Ozarda Y, Ceron JJ, Buturak A, Ulus IH (2021). Choline or CDP-choline restores hypotension and improves myocardial and respiratory functions in dogs with experimentally - Induced endotoxic shock. Res Vet Sci; 2021;141:116-128. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2021.10.010.
A36. Tatli E, Buturak A, Vatan MB, Kurt Ömürlü I, Erkin A (2023). Efficacy of Transpedal Retrograde Approach in Endovascular Treatment of Patients With Buerger's Disease. J Invasive Cardiol;Feb;36(2):E84-E91. Epub 2022 Dec 22.

D. Articles published in national peer reviewed journals

D1. Buturak A, Duygu E (2014).  Koroner Kollateral Dolaşımın Değerlendirilmesi.  Türkiye Klinikleri Kardiyoloji Özel Dergisi; 7(5): 8-13.

D2. Buturak A, Demirci Y, Dagdelen S (2013).  Management of an Iatrogenic Radial Artery Perforation: a case report.  Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi Arsivi; 41(4):332-335. Doi: 10.5543/tkda.2013.56957.

D3. Buturak A, Tekturk BM, Degirmencioglu A, Ulus OS (2015).Transradyal Kateterizasyon Sonrası Radyal Arterde Erken Dönem Anatomik ve Fonksiyonel Değişiklikler: Gözlemsel Çalışma.  Medical Network Kardiyoloji Dergisi; 22(3):122-127.

D4. Buturak A, Duygu E.  Miyokard İnfarktüsü Sonrası Hemodinamik Bozukluk Oluşturmayan Kronikleşmiş Sol Ventrikül Psödoanevrizması: Olgu Sunumu.  Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi; 3(2): 139-141.

D5. Surgit O, Pusuroglu H, Erturk M, Akgul O, Buturak A, Akkaya E, Gul M, Uygur B, Yazan S, Eksik A (2015). Assessment of Mean Platelet Volume in Patients with Resistant Hypertension, Controlled Hypertension and Normotensives. The Eurasian Journal of Medicine; 47(2):79-84., Doi:  10.5152/eurasianjmed .

D6. Duygu E, Buturak A. Klinik Presentasyon ve Tedavi Stratejileri (Algoritma). Türkiye Klinikleri Kardiyoloji Özel Dergisi; 7(5): 17-20.

D7. Uyarel H, Kasikcioglu H, Tartan Z, Akgul O, Simsek D, Cetin M, Bozbeyoglu E, Buturak A, Uzunlar B, Okmen E, Cam N (2006).  Başvuru sırasında ölçülen yüksek duyarlılıklı C-reaktif protein düzeyi ile başarılı primer perkutan koroner girişim sonrasındaki ST-segment gerilemesi arasındaki ilişki.  Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi; 34(7): 406-412.

D8. Unal SU, Kasikcioglu H, Uslu N, Tartan Z, Uyarel H, Okmen E, Akgul O, Buturak A, Cam N (2005). Orlistat ile desteklenen diyet tedavisi sonucu zayıflamanın aort sertliği üzerine etkisi.  Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi; 33(4): 217-221.

D9. Değirmencioğlu A, Buturak A, Zencirci E, Dağdelen S (2016). İskemik Mitral Yetmezliğinde Perkutan Girişimler. Türkiye Klinikleri Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Özel Sayı; 8 (2):100-4.

Place and Year of Specialization

Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital Cardiology Department, 2006

Place and Year of PhD Associate Professorship

Acıbadem University School of Medicine, 2017

Professorship Place and Year

Acıbadem University School of Medicine, 2017 İstinye University School of Medicine, 2022

Studying Abroad

Peripheral Vascular Interventions (Observer); Universtat - Herzzentrum Angiology Department, Bad Krozingen-Freiburg, Germany (2013)

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Professional Awards

Academic Achievement Award (Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, years 2014 and 2015

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