Prof. Dr. MD. Şafak Sahir KARAMEHMETOĞLU was born in Rize in 1956. After graduating from Galatasaray high school, he entered the İstanbul University Medical School and graduated in 1982. Expertise in 1990: İSTANBUL University, CERRAHPAŞA FACULTY of MEDICINE, Department of PHYSICAL MEDICINE and REHABILITATION. He has worked as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor at the same faculty (1990-2016). He has been chief physician at Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Hospital and vice rector at İstanbul University. He is working since Mai 2016 in Nobel Medical Center. He is married and father of two children. Prof. Karamehmetoğlu speaks English and French fluently.