About Me

Born into a family of engineers, I knew I wanted my work life to be different. I looked for more direct and in depth human interactions on a daily basis. I witnessed people’s suffering through illness. I realized how fascinating to be able to give the gift of health. I worked hard to be able to provide that gift to others both in my native country in Turkey and in the USA.


I completed two ophthalmology residencies, both in Turkey and the USA and a clinical fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus in Chicago.


I have always loved the water and swimming. I’ve taken that passion to the next level, becoming a certified advanced open water diver and working toward becoming a dive master. It’s so amazing underwater - calm, peaceful, relaxing. I feel like I am a part of it when I am underwater.


I want my patients to have the opportunity to see and experience the wonders of life. I have cared for people who could not walk into my clinic on their own due to not being able to see. After surgery, it was a miracle to them. It’s a gift I am able to give them.

Special Interests

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Adult Strabismus

Education & Training

Medical Education
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine - Ankara, Turkey
Goztepe Education & Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey -Ophthalmology
Bronxcare Health System in affiliation with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Bronx, NY -Ophthalmology
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Affiliation with Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY -General Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology



4800 Maine,
Suite 48-200 (Blessing Vision Center),
Quincy, IL 62305
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