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Clinical Division Faculty


Primary Appointment: Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Secondary Appointment: Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. Akturk is a board certified physician in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. His main research interests are:

1. Diabetes technologies and type 1 diabetes: Continuous glucose monitors, artificial pancreas and hybrid closed-loop insulin pump systems, new insulins, and multi-center clinical trials.

2. PD1/PDL1 inhibitor-induced type 1 diabetes: The mechanism and risk factors of PD1/PDL1 inhibitor (immune checkpoint inhibitor) induced type 1 diabetes.

3. Effect of marijuana use on type 1 diabetes: Marijuana use and its effect to glycemic control and diabetic complications in type 1 diabetes.


MD: Istanbul University, Turkey
Residency: Creighton University, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism