Prof Ergan received her medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. After completing her residency in pulmonary medicine and fellowship in critical care in the same center, she was assigned to Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital. She then started at Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care as academic staff and the director of the intensive care unit. She is one of the program participants in Critical Care Fellowship Program in her center. Her research areas of interest include COPD exacerbations, acute and chronic respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation and ICU infections.