Turan Kanmaz, M. D. was born in 1966. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 1991. He finished his residency at the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the Ankara University in 1996. Between 2002-2003, he worked as clinical observer and researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Division of Transplantation. In 2004 he moved to the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the Harran University and became the head of Pediatric Surgery. He received his Associate Professor degree in 2005. He worked as liver transplant surgeon and pediatric surgeon in Memorial Şişli Hospital between 2006 and 2018. He is the Director of Liver Transplant since May 2018 at the Organ Transplant Center of the Koç University School of Medicine.