Dr. Abdullah Kaya received his medical degree from Utrecht University in 2001. He then specialized as a cardiothoracic surgeon at St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein where he worked from 2010 to 2014.
In 2014 he obtained his PhD in the field of aortic root surgery and transferred to an Academic Medical Center Amsterdam until his appointment at Jessa on April 1, 2019. Since August 1, 2020, he has been a recognised surgeon in Belgium and a staff member of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Since June 2020, he has been appointed as a guest lecturer at UHasselt.