Specializes inCoronary Interventions Peripheral Interventions Structural Heart
Dr. Mehmet Cilingiroglu – known simply as “Dr. Mehmet” – received his medical degree cum laude from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Turkey, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He was then awarded the prestigious fellowship by the Baylor College of Medicine and DeBakey Heart Center in Cardiovascular Diseases as American Heart Association Bugher Fellow in Houston, Texas. An interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas, followed. Another fellowship followed, this one in structural heart disease at NorthShore University under the mentorship of world-renowned Dr. Ted Feldman in Evanston, Illinois.
In addition to being the director of structural heart interventions, Dr. Mehmet also served as the director of interventional research at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Heart and Vascular Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a professor of medicine at several universities in the United States and abroad. Dr. Mehmet has publications in journals and book chapters, and has received several prestigious awards for key contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine.
Dr. Mehmet has been very active in academic medicine with particular emphasis on teaching, education and research. He is one of the inventors of the intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology for cardiovascular imaging, and is on the editorial board of several scientific peer reviewed journals. He is also the early career development working group chair for structural heart disease at the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. His clinical interests and expertise includes percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease, catheter-based treatment of valvular heart disease and complex adult congenital heart defects, as well as peripheral vascular interventions. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, music, singing and spending time with his family.