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 in Bethesda, MD, between 1991 and 1993.Professor Yurdaydin currently holds a Chair in the Gastroenterology Department at the University of Ankara Medical School.
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 from 1999 until December 2013. Prof.Yurdaydin has published and has served as a reviewer in peer reviewed journals such as Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine. He has published more than 130 articles and his papers have received more than 5000 citations. 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 has served in the Scientific Committee of EASL between 2000 and 2003 and as Education Councillor from 2013 to 2015. He has also served the World Gastroenterology Organization and is currently the President of this organization.