Doruk Erkan, M.D.

Doruk Erkan, M.D. Specialties: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Doruk Erkan, M.D.
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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New York, NY 10021

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About Doruk Erkan, M.D.

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) In Pregnancy

  • Antiphospholipid Syndromes

  • APL (Antiphospholipid Syndrome)

  • Autoimmune Disease in Pregnancy

  • Medical Multimedia For Physician and Patient Education

  • SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosis

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) In Pregnancy


  • Degrees: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (Turkey)
  • Degrees: The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Fellowship: Hacettepe Univ (Ankara,Turkey)
  • Medical School: Hacettepe Univ (Ankara,Turkey)
  • Medical School: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency: Hacettepe Univ (Ankara,Turkey)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Languages Spoken

  • English