Prof. Benan Çağlayan, M.D.

Pulmonary Medicine

Head of Department

Prof. Benan Çağlayan, M.D.
  • He studied bronchoscopy and invasive pulmonology in LungenKlinik-Gemer and Thoraxklinic-Heidelberg, German in order to further increase the experience.
  • He was Editor of European Journal of Pulmonology.
  • He took role in the Central Board of Turkish Respiratory Society (for 2 terms), Board of Turkish Society of Lung Cancer, Board of Istanbul League to Fight Tuberculosis and Board of Istanbul Branch of Turkish Thorax Association.
  • He authored 42 scientific papers published in international scientific journals, presented 97 papers in international congresses and authored 80 papers published in local journals.
  • Principal areas of clinical interest:
    • Interventional Pulmonology – Bronchoscopy, interventional bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS),
    • Lung cancer,
    • Thoracic Ultrasound,
    • Tuberculosis,
    • Sarcoidosis,
    • Pleural Diseases,
    • Interstitial lung diseases.


Education Institution Year
Residency in Pulmonary Medicine Heybeliada Pulmonary Medicine Hospital and Thoracic Surgery Center 1984 - 1988
Medical Education Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University, R.T. 1982


Title Institution Year
Professor / Head of Department School of Medicine, Koç University 2015 - To date
Chief of Clinic Pulmonary Diseases Clinic, Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Teaching and Research Hospital 1998 - 2015
Associate Professor / Chief Resident and Deputy Chief of Clinic Heybeliada Pulmonary Medicine Hospital and Thoracic Surgery Center 1990 - 1998
Attending physician Erzurum Pulmonary Medicine Hospital 1988 - 1990
Medical Practitioner Tunceli – Pertek Central Health Clinic 1982 - 1984