Altan Onat

Istanbul University, Turkey

Altan Onat is a Retired Faculty Member of the Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University. Professor Onat was born in Istanbul in 1929. Onat won a scholarship at the Robert College after graduating with first class from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in 1954 after spending 6 years. Onat completed a one-year residency in internal medicine in Zurich at the famous Mayo Clinic and has completed 3.5 years in the USA. Onat took the title of Master of Medicine in 1958 at the University of Minnesota. His military duty was 18 months in the Land Forces as a Medical Lieutenant. At the end of 1960, he was an Assistant Professor of internal medicine at the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1964 and promoted to Professor in 1970. Onat was a Founding Faculty Member of the Faculty of Medicine. He was a Member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Istanbul in the years 1967–1970, has served at the Hisar Education Foundation since 1970, and was a Member of the Board of Trustees, Faculty of Medicine for 7 years, serving as an Editor. Onat was a Member of the American College of Chest Physicians, in the years 1963–1980, since 1959 a Member of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, in 1977–2002 International Society for Internal Medicine, Turkey korespondent Member, since 1993, has been a Member of the European Atherosclerosis Society. Professor Dr. Onat was with the Turkish Cardiology Association General Secretary for 24 years (1978–1994) and served as the President (1994–2002). In addition, until 1992, he was assume the first Turkish Doctor to be selected for the Board of Directors as the Vice President of the European Society of Cardiology (1988–1992). Onat was also a Member of the Board of the Academy of Medicine, Thrombus Association Vice President, a Member of the European Atherosclerosis Society, and the Founding Chairman of the National Heart Health Platform. Onat performed basarastiricisi multicenter study as well as a few native and served as the Coordinator of International HERO-2 Study Turkey. Onat did a workshop organized by the European Atherosclerosis Society.

Biography Updated on 4 December 2011

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