Prof. Ayşen Akıncı

Prof. Akıncı was born in Istanbul, in 1961. After graduating from Hacettepe University with her MD degree in 1985, she completed her ‘Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’ residency at Hacettepe University and Rheumatology training at Virginia University USA, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology. She was appointed as Assoc.Professor in 1995 and Professor in 2002 in Hacettepe University, Department of PMR. Meanwhile, she received ‘The European Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion’ certificate in 2000. In 2010, she completed the recertification for ‘European Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’ and was also certified as ‘European Board Trainer’. She worked as ClassV coordinator at Hacettepe University School of Medicine between 1998-2006. She is currently working as Profesor at the department of PMR; Hacettepe University. She has also been certified in algology.
She is the member of ‘American College of Rheumatology’, ‘EULAR’, ‘International Osteoporosis Foundation’ and other several national societies. She was the General Secretary of Turkish League Against Rheumatism between 2008-2013, and served as the President of the same Society between 2013-2015. Now she is the President of Turkish Rheumatology Federation. She is also the Turkish delegate of UEMS Rheumatology section.
She is an active member of the editorial boards of International and National PMR & Rheumatology journals. She has participated in the organization of several National and International symposiums and congresses as the President or an active member of organising committee.
Prof. Akıncı’s major research interests include chronic pain, neuropathic pain, inflammatory spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia syndrome. She has published more than 140 scientific papers.