Assoc. Prof. Dr. Işıl Pakiş was born in Kayseri in 1968. She graduated from Işık Private High School in 1985. After her graduation from Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 1991, she worked at Bakırköy Public Hospital Emergency Service for 2 years. She completed her specialty education at Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine Pathology Department between 1993 and 1996. She served at the Institution of Forensic Medicine between 1997 and 2010. She completed Forensic Medicine Ph.D. programme at Marmara University Institute of Medical Sciences between 2002 and 2006. She is the Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Acıbadem University since 2010. She is married with one daughter.