Dr Demirer graduated from Ankara University Medical School in Turkey in 1984. He then went on to train in the USA from 1987-1997. He was given the title of ‘Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP)’ by ACP in July of 1996. During his career, he has written many papers in the medical journals and books in regard to stem cell mobilization kinetics, factors influencing the stem collection and engraftment, as well as HDC in patients with multiple myeloma, breast, and ovarian cancer. He was Chair of the EBMT Solid Tumors Working Party (STWP) between 2001-2007. Dr. Demirer is currently a professor of Medicine and Hematology/Oncology at the Ankara University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey.