Prof. Dr. Mehmet Onur Demirkol was born in Istanbul in 1968. He graduated from Kadıkoy Kazım Işmen High School and then from Trakya University School of Medicine. He completed in major at Istanbul University in Nuclear Medicine. He worked at Koşuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital in the Nuclear-Cardiology Department. He also worked at the German Hospital between the years 1996 - 2006. Prof. Dr. Demirkol has been working at American Hospital as the department head of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging since 2007.