Dr Kerem Kınık graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine in 1993 and received his PhD in Disaster Medicine from Bezmialem University. He was the administrator at the Ministry of Health and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality for many years.

Later in his career journey, he became the Councilor and Chairperson of the Health Committee. During his time as a Councilor, he represented Istanbul Province at the Committee for Social Policy and Public Health of the Assembly of European Regions (AER). Dr Kınık also served as a General Manager for various domestic and international health and technology companies. Dr Kınık currently works at the University of Health Sciences (SBÜ) as an Assistant Professor, Head of Emergency and Disaster Management and Disaster Medicine programs. He volunteered with several organisations and was the president of Doctors Worldwide Türkiye. Dr Kınık managed various humanitarian aid activities and projects in many conflict and disaster regions. In 2016, Dr Kınık was elected president of the Turkish Red Crescent.