Dr. Şükrü Dilege was born in 1961 in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul University, School of Medicine in 1985. In 1990 he completed his residency in General Surgery at the same faculty. At the same hospital he began his career as a specialist in General Surgery in 1990. Between 1990-1996 he worked as a general surgeon at this hospital. He became an Associated Professor at Department of General Surgery, Istanbul School of Medicine in 1996. Between 1996-2000 he worked as a faculty in General Surgery. He was a founding member of Thoracic Surgery at the same faculty in 2000. He became a Professor of Thoracic Surgery in 2004. He has been working at the American Hospital, in the Department of Thoracic Surgery since 2004. Also he has been working as lecturer at the Koç University School of Medicine since 2011.