He was born in Kayseri. After graduating from Erciyes University Gevher Nesibe Faculty of Medicine, he specialized in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine. He started to work as an orthopedist in the same clinic and completed his academic career there.
Between 1999 and 2008, he served as the head of the department of hand surgery at Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine.
He did scientific studies at Indiana Hand Center in United States. He participated in Applied Surgical Anatomy at Cologne University in Germany and Shoulder Surgery for Sports Injuries at Beaumont Hospital in Ireland.
Professor Dr. Herdem has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases related to Orthopedics and Traumatology. In addition to general orthopedic surgery, he is recognized for his work in the field of shoulder, elbow and hand surgery. His special field of interests are shoulder and elbow surgery, hand surgery, congenital deformities, birth palsy and pediatric orthopedics.