He completed his medical education in Istanbul University Istanbul School of Medicine in 1984, and his Internal Medicine residency at the Internal Medicine Department of Istanbul University Istanbul School of Medicine in 1990.
He had advanced clinical training, and performed molecular biological studies in the fields of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), early diagnosis of stomach cancer, pancreas cancer and chronic pancreatitis under Prof. N. Sawabu and Prof. T. Okai in Kanazawa University, Japan where he went with Monbusho Scholarship of the Government of Japan.
Dr Songur has performed the first large studies on the field of EUS in Turkey, and contributed the expansion and training of the EUS in Turkey. In 2010, Turkish Association for the Study of EUS was established and Dr. YS was selected as a first president. He worked as the Dean of Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine between 2007-2010.
Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine
Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology Department of Hospital Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan
Memorial Antalya Hospital, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic
Memorial Şişli Hospital, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic, İstanbul
Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Gastroenterology Department (2007-2010 Dean)
Ankara Etlik Specialized Hospital, Chief of Gastroenterology Clinic
Turkey High Specialization Hospital, Ankara, Gastroenterology Dept.
Kanazawa University, School of Medicine, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasonography (Assoc. Prof. T. Okai), the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis (Prof. N. Sawabu), the liver tumors (Prof. O. Matsui), Kanazawa, Japan
Chiba University School of Medicine, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Interventional Endoscopy Course, Chiba, Japan
Internal Medicine Specialist
Advanced Clinical Training Certificate, Japan Society of Gastroenterology
Fellow in Gastroenterology, European Union of Medical Specialist / EUMS
Turkish Gastroenterology Association (TGD)
Turkish Association for the Study of Liver Studies (TKAD)
Turkish Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Society (GED)
Association of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Hepato Bilio Pankreatology Association (HEBİPA)
Turkish Association of Japanese University Students
Turkey EUS Working Group (founding member, president 2010-2012)
European Group for Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EGEUS)