Dilek Gürsoy – 02/18 Myself

I met Dr. Dilek Gürsoy in Bremen for MYSELF Magazin. She is the first female heart surgeon, who implants artificial hearts in Europe, a field highly dominated by men. Her parents moved to Germany in 1969, her father died in the 80s and her mother, who hasn’t been allowed to go school, worked in a factory and raised three children. Currently Dr. Gürsoy is working on an artificial heart that works without any cables or external driving system. Although she is one of best surgeons in Europe she is really down to earth.