He was born in 1970 in Malatya. He completed his primary school education in Fırat and Hasan Varol primary schools in Malatya, his secondary education in Hasan Varol, his high school education in Malatya high school, and his university education in Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 1993; He completed his specialty training, which he entered in 1994, in the field of Ophthalmology in 1997 at Kartal Training and Research Hospital. He became a lecturer at İnönü University Medical Faculty Ophthalmology Clinic in 1997, Assistant Professor at the same university in 1999, Associate Professor in 2003 and professor in 2009. In 2002, he worked in his field at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in the United States.
Selim Doğanay, who has many articles published nationally and internationally on his field, was deemed worthy of many awards for his national and international works in his field. Approximately 500 references were made to his international publications. Selim Doğanay, who has served as a referee in many national and international scientific journals, is on the editorial committee of an international and national journal. Dr. Doğanay also has a patent application and surgery method in his field.