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Dr. Mustafa Onat graduated from Istanbul Medical School in 1949 after completing a rotating internship. He then served one year in the Turkish Army Medical Corp during 1949-1950.

Next, Dr. Onat served one year in OB/GYN at the University of Paris. While there, he also did research on the RH Factor and published an article in a French journal.

Desiring to learn English, he then came to the USA to serve a second year of rotating internship at Saint Thomas Hospital at Akron, Ohio during 1952-1953. From there, Dr. Onat moved to the Cleveland Clinic Hospital to carry out a two-year residency in Anesthesiology (1953-1955).
As soon as he became licensed to practice in Maine, Dr. Onat became a practicing Anesthesiologist and Internist at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine where he served from 1956 through 1986.

Throughout his early years as a practicing Anesthesiologist, Dr. Onat studied and followed every advance made to reduce the incidence of pulmonary aspiration. Some improvements were made, but the problem was not solved. Thus motivated, Dr. Onat conceived, patented and for a time produced the ONAT Ballooned Nasogastric Tube.

Dr. Onat is dedicated to seeing that his device becomes the accepted norm for controlling Regurgitation and Aspiration and thus becomes his lasting contribution to medical science.

Dr. Onat is certified by the American College of Anesthesiologists.

He retired in 1986 and moved to Spring Hills, Florida, and later to his present home at Friendship Village in Chesterfield Missouri.

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