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 completed his academic career at Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology. 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, and has played a role as a lecturer in the training of specialist doctors. 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, work accidents, hand injuries, tendon and nerve injuries, nerve entrapment, suturing severed limbs, congenital injuries, birth palsy and pediatric orthopedics.