Born in Aydin, TURKEY in 1959, Civan Islak M.D. graduated from İstanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1982. After having completed compulsory medical work in Merzifon and military duty he began radiology training in Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Department of Radiology in 1986. Including 1 year Neuroradiology training in Nancy FRANCE where he was trained by Prof Picard and Prof Bracard he become radiologist in 1990. Thereafter he has been working as interventional neuroradiologist in Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Hospital where he set up the neuroradiology department. His interests are vessel wall modeling, cerebral venous diseases , spinal vascular malformations and all kind of neuro endovascular treatments especially hemodynamic treatment of intracranial aneurysms.