Dr Doruk Erkan

Rheumatologist, Antiphospholipid Syndrome Specialist

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. Doruk Erkan has been involved in Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) research since 1997. His research interest includes identification of factors that increase the risk of blood clots, potential prevention strategies, and new APS treatments. He is the principal investigator in multiple clinical trials ranging from mechanistic studies to drug trials for difficult-to-treat APS patients. He has been a member of multiple APS-related national/international committees as well as an invited speaker at numerous conferences. He is the Executive Committee Co-chair of the international APS research network, APS ACTION. Dr Erkan was also the organization committee chair of the chaired 15th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies, which took place in September 2016.