Vedat Sar, M.D. degree, received his medical degree in Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1981. He got psychiatric residency training in Hacettepe University Medical Faculty Hospital (Ankara, Turkey) between 1981 and 1986. Following state service by Forensic and Military Hospitals in Istanbul (1986–1989), he was appointed to Istanbul University Medical Faculty Hospital, Department of Psychiatry in 1989. Sar is Founder and Director of Clinical Psychotherapy Unit (in 1993) and Dissociative Disorders Program (1994) at the same department. Sar has been elected President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) for 2007-2008 and President to European Society for Traumatic Tress Studies (ESTSS) for 2013–2015. A Fellow Member of ISSTD since 1995, he received David Caul Memorial Award (twice, in 1995 and 1999), Morton Prince Scientific Achievement Award (twice, in 2001 and 2010), Cornelia Wilbur Award (2004), and President's Award (2010) presented by this society. He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and European Journal of Psychotraumatology. He served as an official advisor to DSM-5 Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association (2009). Sar is also in private practice in Istanbul. He is fluent in Turkish, German, and English.
Biography Updated on 1 July 2013