Prof. Ayşe Altıntaş, M.D.


Head of Department

Prof. Ayşe Altıntaş, M.D.
• She studied Neuroimmunology and experimental model of multiple sclerosis at Mayo Clinic while being mentored by Prof. Moses Rodriguez in 1991 and 1992. Her study was awarded the “Eczacıbaşı Medical Incentive Prize”.
• She was granted the title of “Associate Professor” in 1997 and “Professor” in 2003.
• She worked with Prof. Claudia Lucchinetti and Prof. Brian Weinshenker at Mayo Clinic on neuroimmunopathological mechanisms, radiologic correlates and demyelinization/remyelinaziation mechanisms of multiple sclerosis in 2001.
• She was “lecturer (faculty member)” in neuroimmunology classes of master’s and doctorate programs on “neuroscience” and “immunology” at Aziz Sancar Experimental Medicine and Research Institute from 2005 to 2018.
• She has been a board member of European School of Neuroimmunology, member of BioMS-eu Study Group and coordinator of Neuroimmunology Study Group at Turkish Neurological Society for a long time.
• She was accepted as a member of International Clinical Consortium in Guthy Jackson Charitable Foundation for Neuromyelitis Optica Group in 2016. She is currently participating to multi-center studies as an active member of the scientific study group.
• She is member of “Scientific Leadership Group” representing our country since 2016 at MSBase study groups, an international study group.
• Current studies; focuses on multiple sclerosis, inflammatory demyelinating diseases of central nervous system and neuromyelitis optica. Prioritizes clarifying the possible disease biomarkers and immunohistopathological mechanisms through clinical laboratory studies in projects.
  • Principal fields of clinical interest:
    • Neuroimmunology,
    • Multiple Sclerosis,
    • Neuromyelitis optica,
    • Neuro-Behçet’s syndrome,
    • Demyelinating/remyelinating mechanisms,
    • Neuroinflammation.


Education Institution Year
Neurology Mayo Clinic, Rochesther, MN, USA. 2001
Neurology and Immunology Mayo Clinic, Rochesther, MN, USA. 1991 - 1992
Neurology Residency Neurology Department, School of Medicine, Ege University 1987 - 1992
Medical Education School of Medicine, Ege University 1980 - 1986


Title Institution Year
Professor School of Medicine, Koç University  2018 - To date
Professor Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University 2003 - 2018
Associate Professor Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University 1997 - 2003
Attending Physician

School of Medicine, Ege University

1987 - 1992