Professor Cihan Yurdaydin specialized in Internal Medicine at the University of Ankara Medical School, Turkey, after gaining his medical degree from the same establishment. After a year of national service at Gümüssuyu Military Hospital and two years at Van State Hospital, he returned to the University of Ankara Medical School to specialize in gastroenterology. Dr. Yurdaydin has worked for one year on hepatic encephalopathy at the University of Vienna, Austria and was a visiting fellow at the Liver Diseases Section of the National Institutes of Health between 1991 and 1993. Professor Yurdaydin currently holds a Chair in Gastroenterology at the University of Ankara Medical School and is also Chief of the Hepatology Institute, University of Ankara.
Professor Yurdaydin was an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Hepatology from 1995 to 2000 and has been Editor-in-Chief of The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology since 1999. He was an associate editor for Liver International from 2007 to 2012. Prof. Yurdaydin has published in peer reviewed journals such as the NEJM, Nature Reviews, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Journal of Hepatology.. He co-organized 2 EASL Monothematic Conferences in Istanbul, one on hepatitis B and the other on hepatitis Delta. An active member of the AASLD, EASL and Turkish Society for Gastroenterology, Professor Yurdaydin is also a member of the Turkish Association for the Study of the Liver and the Turkish Transplantation Society. He was an Executive Member of ASNEMGE and has served in the Scientific Committee of EASL. Prof. Yurdaydin is currently serving as the secretary general for the World Gastroenterology Organization.