Ilhan Ilkiliç - Turkey
University of Istanbul
Ilhan Ilkiliç Ilhan is a physician, a medical ethicist, and a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Istanbul, Turkey. He is also the Chair of the Institute of Medical History and Ethics and Director of the Institute of Health Sciences at the University of Istanbul.
Ilhan Ilkiliç completed his MD in 1990 from the University of Istanbul. He studied Philosophy, Islamic Sciences and Oriental Philology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany and the Tubingen University, Germany. Proceeded to do his MA in Philosophy and PhD, Magna cum Laude, from the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
He was a visiting Scholar at Georgetown University (1999) and Duke University (2008), USA. He was also a guest Professor at Frankfurt University, summer semesters of 2013 and 2014.
Ilhan Ilkiliç is the first Muslim to be appointed to the German Ethics Council by the President of the German Parliament, Professor Norbert Lammert, in April 2012 based on scientific and cultural competence. He is a member on many groups and committees including the Central Ethics Committee at the German Medical Association since 2016; the Advisory Group on Cultural Contexts of Health and Well-being, WHO since 2016; the Bioethics Commission of the Federal State Rhineland-Palatinate; the Clinical Ethics Committee of the University of Mainz; and the Academy for Ethics in Medicine Germany.
He has conducted numerous workshops, contributed chapters to many books and published papers on Islamic ethics and contemporary scientific challenges.
His areas of research span public health genetics and ethics, intercultural medical ethics and bioethics, Islamic medical ethics and bioethics, physician-patient relationship in trans-cultural setting, and ethical issues at the beginning and end of life. At the same time, he has explored ethical assessment of embryonic stem cell research according to Turkish Muslim scholars with Ahmet Karakaya.