Assoc. Prof. Bülent Baran was born in 1978 in Istanbul. He received his medical degree from Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University in 2001. After he completed his residency training in Department of Internal Medicine, Uludag University Faculty of Medicine in 2008, he started fellowship training in Division of Gastroenterohepatology in Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University. After completion of fellowship training for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2012, he was appointed for the compulsory service for Ministry of Health in Van Training and Research Hospital between 2013 and 2014. Dr. Bülent Baran has been working as a consultant Internist and Gastroenterologist in Koç University Hospital since November 2014.