General Secretary


Dr.Yusuf Ziya YILDIRIM

Dr. Yıldırım was born in Gaziantep in 1968.  He studied medicine at Atatürk University and Dicle University, and later earned a master’s degree in healthcare management.

After finishing his compulsory service in Şırnak, he worked at health institutions in Gaziantep, and at Sanko Holding from 1999 - 2003.  He was the Gaziantep provincial health director from 2003-2010. Since 2010, he has been general manager and head physician at the Sani Konukoğlu Private Hospital, and was appointed general secretary of SANKO University in 2014.

Dr. Yıldırım is president of the Anatolian Association of Healthcare Organizations; a board member of TOBB (Turkish Chambers and Exchanges Union) Health Sector Council, OHSAD (Private Hospitals and Healthcare Institutions Association), and the Gaziantep City Council; a member of the Chamber of Commerce assembly, Gaziantep Chamber of Medicine, SAYED  (Healthcare Management and Education Association), the Gaziantep High School Association, Association of General Practitioners, the Beyaz Ay (White Crescent) Association and the Gaziantep Our Children Health, Education, and Culture Association.  Dr. Yıldırım is a certified occupational and primary care physician.

Dr. Yıldırım has a command of MS Office, Santıp, and MAC programs, and intermediate level English. He is married and has 3 children.  He enjoys doing research, spending time with his children and watching documentaries.

General Secretary
Phone: 0342 211 6530
E-mail: yzyildirimsanko.edu.tr