Prof. Dr. Ali Fahir Özer graduated from Atatürk University School of Medicine in 1976. He did his neurosurgery residency between 1977 and 1982 at Hacettepe University School of Medicine. He obtained his associate professor degree in 1988 and full-professorship in 1994. He served as the head of neurosurgery department in Kocaeli University between 1994 and 1995. He has been working at American Hospital neurosurgery department since 1995 and is currently a faculty member at Koç University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery. Professor Özer has a membership of different associations including Eurospine and North American Spine Society. He also is a member of advisory board and reviewer of many scientific journals. He has authored or co‐authored well over 200 papers and wrote 24 book chapters, and he is also the editor of 7 books about his topic. He also served as a editor and reviewer for national and international journals . Dr. Özer’s research mainly focuses on biomechanics of spine, and dynamic stabilization of spine. He had patented spinal products using in spinal surgery.