Dr. Ivan Milkov Chomakov was born on October 15th, 1953, in Plovdiv. He graduated from the VMI Medical University of Plovdiv in 1979. In the period 1981 - 1997 he worked as an assistant professor in the Anaesthesiology Department of the VMI Medical University in Plovdiv. MP. In 1985 he specialised in Professor Chirkovs clinic of cardio-surgery. Dr.Chomakov has 23 scientific publications.
In 1997 he became a MP (representing the 16th election region of Plovdiv, at the 38th National Assembly) and a Regional leader of the Union of Democratic Forces in Plovdiv.
Mayor of Plovdiv for a second term (since 1999 on).