He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry in 1977. He worked as a military doctor in Gulhane. In 1985, he received his doctorate degree in Pathology at Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Military Medical Faculty. Post-doctorate, he studied at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington DC, USA with NATO scholarship. Later, he worked at Liverpool University Department of Pathology in England for a year. He became Associate Professor of Pathology in 1989 and Professor of Pathology in 1995. Between 2001-2006, he served as the Head of GATA Department of Pathology. He retired from Gulhane Military Medical Academy in 2016.
He is currently the head of TOBB ETU Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology. He has been a member of Turkish Pathology Societies Federation, Ankara Pathology Association, Turkish Cytopathology Association, International Association of Oral Pathologists and American Society of Cytology associations. He works especially on oral pathology, head and neck pathology and cytopathology. It has more than two hundred international and many domestic publications. He has three books on pathology, two of which are on oral and maxillofacial pathology, two booklets and a chapter author in three books.