Tijen Alkan Bozkaya, M.D.

Prof. Tijen Alkan Bozkaya, M.D.

Cardiovascular Surgery

Yeditepe University Kozyatağı Hospital

Faculty and Graduation Year

İstanbul University Faculty of Medicine, 1992



Fields of Study

  • Cardiovascular Surgery,
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery,
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Scientific studies on the damage caused by atherosclerosis in the cardiovascular system (heart and vessels) and carotid arteries (carotid arteries) and its interaction with diabetes and thrombotic processes and the mechanisms of its formation, biochemical advanced analysis results,
  • Atherosclerosis and thrombotic processes,
  • Scientific studies on the prevention of major atherosclerotic complications,
  • Preoperative patient and pathology-specific biomechanical design and analysis studies in surgical approach to complex cardiac anomalies in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.

Career Summary

  • 1992 I.U. Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • 1993-1999 I.U.Cardiology Institute, Cardiovascular Surgery Residency
  • 2000-2009 American Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery, Att. Dr.
  • 2009-2011 Istanbul Bilim University, Cardiovascular Surgery, Asst. Prof. Dr.
  • 2011 Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Subspecialization
  • 2012-2014 Istanbul Medipol University, Cardiovascular Surgery, Asst. Prof. Dr.
  • 2015 American Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 2016-31 March 2021 Koç University Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery - Associate Professor since April 2016.
  • 2016-2021 Biochemistry PhD Program - Completed with thesis (December 2021) Biochemistry PhD degree. (Istanbul Medipol University, Health Sciences Inst.)
  • PhD thesis in Biochemistry: "Advanced biochemical analysis of the relationship between diabetes, tissue factor, angiogenesis and trace elements in patients with atherosclerosis" 


  • Invited Speaker: "Surgical approach to patent ductus arteriosus in preterm and low birth weight newborns" Alkan-Bozkaya T Sarajevo, June 23, 2018
  • Academic Committee and Speaker at International Symposiums and conferences: 1st International Symposium : The Impact of Cardiac MRI on Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes - Koç University Hospital, October 19, 2017 Alkan-Bozkaya T,
  • Associate Professor, MD. participated in the symposium titled "The Effect of Cardiac MR Technique on Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Outcomes from Surgical Perspectives" as a speaker and Academic Member of the Symposium Organizing Committee.
  • Koç University 1st International Symposium on Cardiovascular Research: Biodegradable Materials and Stem Cells in Cardiac Surgery, 18. My, 2018.

Active Duties

  • Article and congress refereeing for the Journal of Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery and Archives of Turkish Society of Cardiology
  • Journal of Artificial Organ reviewer

Professional Awards

  • John Waldhousen “Young Investigator” award : “ANP: Could it be a marker for postoperative recurrent drainage after Fontan procedures in complex congenital heart defects?” – 2006 May, Toronto, CANADA
  • Aydın Aytaç, Prof. M.D. “Clinical trial” award “Benefits of pulsatile perfusion on vital organ recovery during and after pediatric open-heart surgery” – 2007 May, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA


  • European Union and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health joint project: "Technical Assistance Project for Improvement of Blood Transfusion Management System in Turkey" - Perioperative Module Training September 9-10, 2021
  • 10th Munich Vascular Conference, 01-03, Dec, 2021
  • Research Methodology in Health Sciences Course Level A and B (July 11-15, 2016, Koç University and Harvard University)
  • Introduction to Cphrehensive Cancer Program and Robotically Assisteds Heart Surgery and the Living Heart Conference, Apr 20th, 2016
  • 5th Heart and Vascular Surgery - Cardiology Summit, Şbt 2017, İzmir
  • Inaugural KUSOM: Surgical Pathology Workshop, May 26-27, 2017, Koç University Hospital
  • CLIMICS : V.National Symposium on Health Care Associated Infections (USBIS 2017), Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Venue : Koç University Hospital, May 5-6, 2117
  • European Advanced Life Support Course
  • Certificate of Animal Experiments
  • ECMO (ECLS) "wet-lab" certificate
  • Seventh International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems and Pediatric Cardioplmonary Perfusion, May 5-7, 2011. The Hall of Flags, University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA "Wet-Labs" and "Cardiac ICU round at the CHOPS with Professor Wernovski the Chief of the Dept: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
  • 8th International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems and Pediatric Cardioplmonary Perfusion, May 13-16, 2012, Galatasaray University, Istanbuşl, TURKIYE "Wet-Labs" and "NIRS" courses

Assignment in Research Projects

  • EU-FP7-307460-CardioFluidMech: Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics, EU PROJECT, Consultant, 2014 ERC (European Research Council) - Proof of Concept Grant, KİdsSurgicalPlan: An Internet enterprise for sketch - based
  • Cardiovascular pre-surgical planning, EU Project, Researcher, 2015 TUBITAK 1003 - Preoperative Computer Aided Cardiovascular Surgery Biomechanical Planning and Patch Conduit Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Patients, TUBITAK Project, Researcher, 2015


  • Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery,
  • Turkish Society of Cardiology,
  • Istanbul Medical Chamber,
  • Turkish Society of Peripheral Vascular Surgery,
  • Turkish Society of Pediatric Cardiology,
  • EACTS (Eur.Ass of Cardiothoracic Surgeons),
  • STS (The Society of Thoracic Surgeons),
  • American Society of Artificial Organ,
  • The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery,
  • WTS (Women in Thoracic Surgery),
  • Turkish Thoracic Society
  • European Society of Vasc. Surgery

Side Branch Specialization

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Istanbul Bilim University, 2011

Place and Year of Specialization

Cardiovascular Surgery Istanbul University Institute of Cardiology, 1999

Place and Year of PhD Associate Professorship

Istanbul Koç University Hospital, 2016

Professorship Place and Year

Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, 2022

Studying Abroad

Texas Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery (as fellow surgeon), Athens-Mitera Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery and Pediatric Heart Center (as fellow surgeon)

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