Prof. M. İhsan KARAMAN, MD

Born in Istanbul in 1962, Prof. M. İhsan Karaman graduated as the top scoring student from Kadıköy İmam Hatip High School in 1980 and as the second top scoring student from İstanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1986.

Having earned his post-graduate degree from the Urology Clinic in Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, he became an urologist in 1991. After working as a visiting urologist in Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA for about a year in 1994, he earned the title of associate professor in 1996 and the title of professor of urology in 2008.

Having been appointed as the Head of Urology Clinic in Haydarpaşa Numune Training & Research Hospital in 2001, Prof. Karaman was appointed as a faculty member of the Faculty of Medicine in İstanbul Medeniyet University later in 2013. He completed his minor specialist studies in “pediatric urology” the same year. Prof. Karaman is still continuing his doctoral study in “Medical History and Ethics” at Istanbul University.

He was the editor of a scientific book called Prostat Kanserinde Güncel Bilgiler ve Brakiterapi [Updates on Prostate Cancer and Brachytherapy]; contributed to more than 30 books as chapter author; published or presented more than 300 academic studies at national and international platforms; and has been cited in over 700 international publications; and published a popular instructive book named Cinsel Sağlıktan Mutlu Aileye [From Sexual Health to a Happy Family] in 2012 and another book called Yeşilay Diyor ki! [What Yesilay Tells] in 2014. Prof. Karaman took part in the organization and scientific committees of numerous national and international symposia, forums, congresses, and medical meetings and has served in the boards of reviewers or editors for ten medical journals.

In addition to being one of the founders of Turkish Pediatric Urology Society, Prof. Karaman is also a member of the Urology Curriculum Commission of the Ministry of Health Board for Specialty in Medicine.

Still serving as the President of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA), Prof. Karaman has also taken part in a global social responsibility project called "Yeryüzü Doktorları Türkiye" (Doctors Worldwide Turkey), an international medical and humanitarian relief organization, for which he acted as the President for 10 years. Thereby, he served in tens of countries both as a humanitarian aid and medical mission team volunteer. On 1 April 2011, Prof. Karaman addressed the representatives of 193 countries at UN General Assembly in New York on “the role and significance of civil society in sustainable development”. He also served as the Coordinator of Civil Society Forum at the 4th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries held in Istanbul in May 2011.

Taking part in civil society activities since his school years, Prof. Karaman currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Hayat Health and Social Services Foundation; a member of the Executive Board of Beşikçizade Medical Humanities Center; a member of the Board of Trustees of Yeşilay (Turkish Green Crescent Organization); and President of the Medicine and Ethics Workgroup of Istanbul Foundation for Research and Education (ISAR). He also acted as the President of Yeşilay between October 2012 and May 2015.

Prof. Karaman is fluent in English and Arabic and is married with two children.