İlke Sipahi - Biography
Dr. Ilke SIPAHI graduated from Kadıköy Anatolian High School with honors (Rank: 1st among science class of 1992). He won the Scientist Development Scholarship of the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) due to success in National Student Selection Examination.
He graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine English Department with honors (Rank: 1st).
In 1998, he ranked 1st at the Medical Residency Entrance Examination of Turkey in both clinical and basic medical sciences among 14746 medical doctors nationwide. He had his first cardiology fellowship in Istanbul University Cardiology Institute in Turkey.
Between 2004-2006 he worked as a research fellow in the Intravascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, United States. There, he won the Peskind Memorial Award of Cleveland Clinic Foundation for an outstanding thesis. Between 2006-2008 he did an advanced fellowship in in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Department of Cardiology, again at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Between 2008-2011 he worked as the Associate Director of Heart Failure & Transplantation at the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute of University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, again in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
Among his other awards are Istanbul Chamber of Physicians 2014 Medical Science Award, Science Academy 2014 Young Scientist Support Award, Turkish Society of Cardiology –Servier Scientific Publication Award and the Crystal Gull award.
Dr. Ilke Sipahi earned the full professor degree at age 39 in 2013 and until 2019 he served as a cardiologist at Acıbadem Maslak Hospital and professor of medicine at Acibadem University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Professor Sipahi is continuing to provide his services at Memorial Şişli Hospital since April 1, 2019. His major clinical interest areas are heart failure, hypertension, heart rhythm disordes, valve disorder, elevated cholesterol, heart attack, echocardiography, coronary angiography and complex hemodynamic assessment of the heart with catheterization.