Dr Kokturk has graduated from Gazi University School of Medicine in 1993. She has completed the residency training in Pulmonary Medicine, at Gazi University in 1999. She studied in Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Laboratory, as a post-doctorate fellow at University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida, USA in 2000-2001. She returned to Gazi University as an Instructor of Pulmonary Medicine in 2001. In 2006, she received the title of Assistant Professor and in 2007 the Associate Professor. In 2007, she has performed molecular work in the Interstitial Laboratory in Pulmonology at Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2011, She received the title of professor of pulmonary medicine. In 2013, She worked in a stem cell laboratory in COPD Research Center, at Asan Medical Center in Ulsan University, Seoul, South Korea.
Dr Kokturk specifically involved in COPD research area. She has published more than 200 papers and received several research awards. She has involved in Turkish Thoracic Society since 2003. She has chaired COPD Working Group of the Turkish Thoracic Society for many years. She was the president of 21st of Congress of the TTS. She has also worked in GARD Turkey Project with WHO and Ministry of Health and chaired the C4 working group for several years. Now, she has become the vice National Coordinator of GARD Project. She is a member of GOLD Assembly and she is currently working as the chair of Foreign Relations of the Turkish Thoracic Society Executive Committee.
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