H. Fahrettin Kelestemur - Curriculum Vitae#

Dr. H. Fahrettin Kelestemur graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 1979.

After completing his specialization in Internal Medicine Department at Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine between 1980-1984, he started to work as assistant professor at the same university in 1988. He became an associate professor in 1990 and a professor in 1995. He has worked in the Department of Endocrinology at London University St.Bartholomew's Hospital and Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty. In 1993, he founded the Department of Endocrinology. He was invited as visiting lecturer at Department of Psychobiology at the University of Trier, Department of Endocrinology at Oxford University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology Department. Between 2006-2008 he was the chairman of Endocrinology and Metabolism Association of Turkey. He has been a board member of the European Neuroendocrinology Association (ENEA) between 2002-2006, and the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) between 2005-2009. In 2008, he was among in the founders and in administration of the Turkish Neuroendocrinology Association. He was an advisory board member of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS). Since 2013 he has been a member of the PCOS working group of the European Society of Endocrinology. In 2015 he was elected to the board of the Pituitary Society.

In 2012, he was brought to full membership of Turkey Academy of Sciences (TUBA) and has worked for two terms as a council member of TUBA. He got the 2013 Bayındır Medical Award and 2014 TUBITAK Science Award.

Kelestemur who has been worked as a Rector of Erciyes University between 2008-2015, has assigned as a president to Health Institutes of Turkey that was established fort he first time in Turkey.

  • Professor: 1995 at Erciyes University, School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor: 1990 at Erciyes University, School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor:1988 at Erciyes University, School of Medicine
  • Internist, Erzurum Maresal Cakmak Hospital, Erzurum, 1987-1988
  • Internist, SSK Hospital, Gediz/Kutahya, 1985-1987
  • Minor Specialization, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Endocrinology,1988
  • Medical Specialization, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Internal Medicine, 1984
  • M.D. Graduation, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, 1979

  • 2015 - Present President, Health Institutes Of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2008 - 2015, Rector, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
  • 2006 - Present, Member Of Advisory Committee, European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS)
  • 2012 - Present Councillor, Turkish Academy Of Science, (TUBA)
  • 2012 - Present Group Member Of Special Interest, European Society Of Endocrinology, (ESE)
  • 2006 - 2008, President Of Society, Turkish Endocrinology And Metabolism Society
  • 2008 - Present Charter Member, National Neuroendocrinology Society
  • 2002 - 2006, Member Of Board, Diabetes, Obesity And Nutrition Society
  • 2005 - 2009, Board Member, European Society Of Endocrinology, (ESE)
  • 2008 - 2012, Training Committee Member, European Society Of Endocrinology, (ESE)
  • 2004 - 2006, Board Member, European Neuroendocrinology Association, (ENEA)
  • 1993 - 2006, Head of Science Department, Erciyes Unv., Faculty of Medicine, Internal Medicine


  • Growth Hormone and IGF Research
  • Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes (Associate editor)
  • Journal of Endocrinological Investigation (Advisory Board)
  • Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • World Journal of Diabetes (Editorial Board)
  • Frontiers in Pituitary Endocrinology (Review Editor)
  • Hormones Journal (2013)
  • British Medicine and Medical Research (2013)
  • Endocrine
  • Clinical Endocrinology (2014-2017)

  • Turkish Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Magazine of Trakya University Faculty of Medicine
  • Endokrinolojide Yonelisler (Trends in Endocrinology)
  • Diabet Bilimi (Science of Diabetes)
  • Marmara Medical Journal
  • Endokrinolojide Diyalog Dergisi (Endocrinology Dialogue Journal) (Chief Editor)

  • European Society of Endocrinolog
  • European Neuroendocrine Association
  • Society for Endocrinology (UK)
  • Androgen Excess PCOS Society (USA)
  • The Endocrine Society (USA)
  • European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS)
  • Pituitary Society

  • Turkish Diabetic Association
  • Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey
  • Turkish Association for the Study of Obesity
  • Turkish Academy of Medicine

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