The practice of health, which had begun by The Transplantation and Burn Treatment Center Foundation of Turkey in 1982, has progressed into a comprehensive healthcare group with its 1 university, 10 university hospitals, 13 dialysis centers, 5 outpatient clinics, 2 private high schools, 2 hotels and 6 foundations.

Today, BAŞKENT ranks among the largest and most medically advanced hospital groups in Turkey and also in  Middle East. With its steadily increasing network, BAŞKENT treats near 3 million patients annually, of which 100.000 are inpatient treatments. 1.500 bed capacity and more than 8.500 employees, state-of-the-art medical equipment, significant contributions to research, and dynamic academic staff have made BAŞKENT a highly dynamic and successful healthcare group.

Contributing to Turkey’s educational and cultural advancement since its foundation, BAŞKENT University continues to provide state-of-the-art service with its primary focus on teaching and research, while meeting all international standards and requirements of competition. Both nationally and internationally, BAŞKENT University is a leader in its field with its high-quality research and education. The highly-qualified academic staff and medical personnel make ours a leading institution in the practice of medicine, scientific publications and dissemination of research results. Research, scientific production, and contribution to society have always been one of our priorities and since our foundation we have been one of the leading universities in Turkey with regard to the number of international scientific publications per instructor.

In this respect, BAŞKENT University is dedicated to carrying the Group’s medical sector expertise to the training and education of future generations of health care professionals through its Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Faculty of Dentistry.

Education, training, research and health activities are carried out at the University’s Bağlıca Campus and at its Practice and Research Centers and Hospitals in Ankara and five other provinces (Istanbul, Adana, Izmir, Konya and Alanya).

Our Founder and Founding President, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Haberal performed the first Kidney transplantation surgery in Turkey.  He later went on to perform the first ever successful deceased-donor liver transplantation and the first pediatric segmental living-related liver transplantation in Turkey, and the first adult segmental living-related liver transplantation in the world. He has performed 1.832 kidney and 344 liver transplants operations and organized more than 22 national and international scientific conferences. In addition to these enormous achievements, Prof. Haberal is also the only rector in Turkey to have published more than 1.400 scientific papers.  Thus, as a healthcare group, we try to follow in the footsteps of our founder and continue the important work he began and to date Baskent has performed 2.885 transplants (liver, kidney, bone marrow, heart, and cornea).

In addition, BAŞKENT has become a reference center for many complex treatments that require advanced technological expertise and medical experience. Our Transplant (liver, kidney, bone marrow, heart, cornea), Cancer (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy), Cardiac  (pediatric and adult cardiology and cardiovascular surgery), Infertility (IVF), Burn Treatment,  Ophthalmology, Interventional Radiology , Oral and Dental Care, and Nuclear Medicine Centers are all nationally and internationally recognized referral centers providing a high-quality service with latest technology equipment and highly regarded physicians.

Since its foundation, BAŞKENT has placed a strong emphasis on medical quality and has become a constantly developing modern healthcare group, providing reliable, patient-oriented and high quality health care services using cutting-edge medical technology, whilst upholding patient and employee safety, respecting patients’ rights and training qualified health care professionals who keep in step with scientific and technological innovation while remaining sensitive to social and environmental issues.