Surname : ATAMAN
E-Mail :,
Phone Number : 508 2349
Title : PROF.DR.
Department : Rheumatology
Personal Information

I received my degree in medicine from Ankara University School of Medicine in 1986 and worked at the Ankara Dışkapı Social Security Hospital in 1987. I received my graduate degree in “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation” from the Ankara University School of Medicine in 1991 and received my graduate degree in Rheumatology from the Ankara University School of Medicine in 1994.


I continue to serve as the Chief of Rheumatology Division of PM&R Department at Ankara University School of Medicine since 2010. I have been the President of the Turkish League Against Rheumatism Society (TLAR) of the years 2008-2013 and the President and Past President of  Rheumatology Federation of Turkey of the years 2013-2015. I am a member of the National Committee for Rheumatology Curriculum that it has been developed by the Ministry of Health. I am also the national member of Europen Union of Medical Specialties Rheumatology (UEMS- Rheumatology) since 2011. I have been the Delegate member of Standing Committee on Epidemiology and Health Services Research of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) of the years 2013-2016 and I am the Delegate Member of the Standing Committee on Clinical Affairs of The EULAR since 2016. I had lead the Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Group since 2003 and had worked in a number of areas including a long term TLAR- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis Registry projects in Turkey and the establishment of a TLAR- 2011 Recommendations and a TLAR-2014 expert opinion for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I continue to serve Chair of Adviser Committee of Research in TLAR since 2013, a member of the steering committee and vise president of TLAR since 2015.

 I have served as a member of several education commitees, and I am the editorial board of several national and international journals. I have published several papers and acted in key leadership roles in a variety of research projects both nationally and internationally.

My particular interests include inflammatory arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis,  spondyloarthropathies and the collagen vascular diseases.