Pediatric Rheumatologist
Adjunct faculty member, University of Minnesota School of Medicine


Top Conditions

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Idiopathic Uveitis
  • Lupus and similar rheumatic diseases including dermatomyositis and scleroderma
  • Rare primary vasculitides, such as polyarteritis nodosa, granulomatous angiitis
*This is not a complete list of conditions

My Approach to Care

"I include my patients and their families as part of the care team for decision-making and shared responsibilities."

  • Education & Training

    Medical School: Istanbul University, Turkey

    Residency: Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

    Fellowship:  Pediatric Rheumatology, Tufts University’s Floating Hospital for Children, Boston; Research Fellow, Beth Israel Hospital at Harvard Medical School

  • Research & Publications

    I have a research interest in treatment-resistant Lyme arthritis.

  • Interests & Activities

    Wildlife rehabilitation is my other job. I spend as much time as possible with Mother Nature.

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