Doruk Erkan, M.D.

Doruk Erkan

Dr. Doruk Erkan is an Associate Physician-Scientist at the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases, Associate Attending Rheumatologist and Clinical Researcher at Hospital for Special Surgery, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

In addition to his rheumatology practice, Dr. Erkan has a long-standing research interest in Antiphospholipid Syndrome (an autoimmune clotting disorder) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or “lupus”). After his Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, he completed his Rheumatology fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Erkan has a medical doctor (MD) degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey and a master of public health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Erkan has received several honors and awards from the American College of Rheumatology and the Arthritis Foundation for his research. He has published over 100 articles including research papers and invited editorials, as well as over 20 book chapters, and he has given over 100 research presentations and 80 invited lectures. He is the co-editor of the Neurology volume of the Handbook of Systemic Autoimmune Disease and the Associate Editor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Manual of Rheumatology and Outpatient Orthopedic Disorders.




For Patients

Recent Developments in Managing and Treating Lupus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS): Part II APS

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS): Innovative Treatments Aimed at Improving Lives

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program Q&A: Chat Transcript

Benlysta (belimumab): The First FDA-Approved Biologic Agent for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus Research at Hospital for Special Surgery: An Introduction

What Should Lupus Patients Know About Radiation Treatment for Cancer and Elective Cosmetic Enhancement Procedures

Benlysta (belimumab): A New Lupus Medication on the Horizon

For Professionals

CPC: Churg Strauss Syndrome with Eosinophilic Myocarditis

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS): Innovative Treatments Aimed at Improving Lives

CPC: Overlap Between Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease

CPC: Cyclophosphamide Responsive Interstitial Lung Disease in "Overlap Syndrome"

CPC: Hepatitis C- and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Induced Hypersensitivity Vasculitis

CPC: Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome Triggered by Sepsis

CPC: Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome Presenting as HELLP Syndrome

CPC: Pulmonary Nodules in an Infliximab-Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient

CPC: An Unusual Case of Granulomatous Lung Disease

Selected Publications

Top 10 Series for Patients

Google Scholar Listing


For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Honors and Awards

Antiphospholipid Syndrome Research Award, New York Community Trust, 2012
Clinical & Translational Science Center Pilot Award, Cornell Medical College, 2011
Lupus Research Award, New York Community Trust, 2008
Rudd-Gardy Teaching Excellence Award, HSS Division of Rheumatology, 2008
Young Investigator Award, AESKU.KIPP Institute, Germany, 2007
Young Investigator Initiative Award, US Bone and Joint Decade, 2006
Antiphospholipid Syndrome Research Award, New York Community Trust, 2004
Dorothy W. Goldstein Young Scholar Award, Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter, 2002
Rheumatology Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology, 2001
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter, 2001