Graduated with honors - Hacettepe University Medical School 1989

Haci Omer Sabanci Scholarship 1985-1989

Research Endowment Award by Hacettepe University 1989

Ranked 1st among 7500 Candidates Postgraduate Medical Education Admission Examination (TUS) 1989

TUBITAK Research Grant 1991, Project No: TAG-0769

St. Joseph Hospital Medical Center Research Foundation Grant 1992-1995

Scored in the 99th percentile among 1200 Surgery Residents
US General Surgery In-Training Examination 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

Scored in the 99th percentile among the 1864 Surgeons
US General Surgery Board Certification Examinations 1996

Scored in the 99th percentile among the 278 cardio-thoracic surgery residents
US Cardio-thoracic Surgery In-Training Examination 1997,1998

Scored in the 99th percentile among the 234 cardio-thoracic surgeons
US Cardio-thoracic Surgery Board Certification Examination 1998