Baris Ata graduated from the Istanbul School of Medicine in 1998. He completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2003. During medical school and residency training he attended courses on research methodology, assisted reproduction and gynecological endoscopy around the world. His keen interest to improve his research skills led to acquisition of a Master’s Degree in Clinical Trials from the prestigious London School of Hygiene and of Tropical Medicine. He completed a three years long clinical and research fellowship program in Reproductive Gynecological Endocrinology and Infertility at McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2011. Upon returning to Turkey he founded and assumed the directorship of the assisted reproduction unit of the Uludağ University, a highly successful program that grew to over 500 IVF cycles per annum in less than two years. He recently moved to Koç University. He has several awards of excellence as a resident, fellow, clinician and scholar. His research is on clinical aspects of female infertility including but not limited to ultrasound imaging of female reproductive tract, luteal phase physiology and support, prevention and management of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and in vitro maturation. Baris has over 100 publications on various aspects of assisted reproduction. He is sitting on the editorial board of six journals including Human Reproduction, and is a regular ad hoc reviewer for leading journals in his field. He is a member of the executive board of the Turkish Society of Reproductive Medicine and the board of directors of the International Society of In Vitro Fertilization.