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Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome In Pregnancy
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Complicating Pregnancy
  • APL (Antiphospholipid Syndrome)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


  • M.D., Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (Turkey), 1995

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





Associate Attending Physician
Hospital for Special Surgery

Associate Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University


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.