Dilek Guersoy


I met the really inspiring 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.