Europe’s first female heart surgeon to perform a full artificial heart transplant, Dr. Dilek Gürsoy was on the cover of the world-famous Forbes magazine, which will be published on November 3 in Germany. In his statement on the subject, Gürsoy said, “I have been working in the field of artificial heart for 12 years. I am honored to be on the cover of a world-famous magazine like Forbes in Germany” she said.
Having made a name for herself with successful studies in medicine and being the first female heart surgeon in Europe to perform a full artificial heart transplant, Dr. Dilek Gürsoy is on the cover of the US-based Forbes magazine, which will be published on November 3 in Germany.
In his statement, Gürsoy said, “I have been working in the field of artificial heart for 12 years. I am honored to be on the cover of a world-famous magazine like Forbes in Germany. In the magazine, I gave information about the heart hospital we will establish in Germany. Full artificial heart and full artificial heart researches. I told them about the current situation. I presented information about these latest studies in Europe. Heart failure is a big problem. Organ donation is low. Therefore, full artificial heart research should be given importance and more budget should be allocated. I am experienced. A full artificial heart is of great importance, especially in women.”
Daughter of a family of workers migrating to Germany
Born to a worker family from Ordu Aybastı, who immigrated to Germany, Dr. Dilek Gürsoy is among the few doctors sought after in Europe with her successful surgeries.
Being the first and only female Doctor in Europe in artificial heart surgery, Dr. It is known that Gürsoy took part in important heart surgeries in India and Turkey as well as in Germany.
While she was deemed worthy of the Victress Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Germany, and the German Medical Award in 2019, Gürsoy was also selected as the Doctor of the Year. Gürsoy is currently the chief physician of Clinic Bel Etage in Düsseldorf.
HER TALKED PHOTO
Dilek Gürsoy’s photo taken while knitting lace in her office, which she shared on her Twitter account months ago, was talked about as much as her success in the field of medicine, and Gürsoy also told Hürriyet the story of the social media post “We can do lace, as long as a woman wants a by-pass”.
Gürsoy, in her statement to Hürriyet, stated that she did not only knit lace, but also opened börek, “My mother came to visit my practice with her lace. I said to my mother, ‘I was already doing this when I was little, so let me do some.’ At that time, my mother said, ‘Daughter, tell the nation about this too’. I also took photos and sent them.”
‘WE ARE BORN THIS, HOW WE GROWN’
Dilek Gürsoy said, “These are our customs and traditions. As a black sea girl, we already do these things. I wanted to show that our customs and traditions are important and we should not forget them. We were born that way, we grew up that way. So yes, we do good work, we are heart surgeons, but we also know these jobs. I make not only lace, but also water pastry,” she explained.
Dilek Gürsoy, who lost her father at a young age, said that she admired her mother for working alone for more than 40 years, raising her children, and stated that she attaches great importance to her family. Gürsoy said, “I love spending time with my family, I spend a lot of time with my mother, I listen to how my mother lived and what she did, and sometimes I say that our conditions are very good today, it is necessary to appreciate it.”