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Gülen Hatemi, MD

Professor of Medicine in Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Behçet's Disease Research Center

Dr. Hatemi is one of the world’s leading physicians in the treatment of Behçet’s Disease and leads the largest Behçet’s research center in the world at Istanbul University – Cerrahpaşa, Behçet’s Disease Research Center.  Dr. Hatemi has over 250 publications in her field and has conducted numerous clinical research trials to understand the life impact of Behçet’s syndrome, to develop management strategies, and to improve outcome measures for clinical trials of Behçet’s Disease. Dr. Hatemi is the convener of the Disease Assessment Study Group of the International Society for Behçet’s Disease and co-chair of the OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology) Behçet’s syndrome working group where she focuses on developing outcome measures for clinical trials and improving outcomes for patients with Behçet’s Disease. She is also a member of the European Union of Medical Specialists Section of Rheumatology.


Dr. Hatemi completed rheumatology training in Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, after completing residencies in both Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine at Instanbul University. Dr. Hatemi received her medical degree from Cerrahpaşa Medical School.