Betul Hatipoglu, MD

Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Turkish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • General Endocrinology
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Thyroid Aspiration
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acromegaly
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Androgen Excess
  • Beta-cell disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Endocrine Complications of Pregnancy
  • Galactorrhea
  • Goiter
  • Growth hormone excess
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Loss in Women
  • Hirsutism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Prolactin Excess States
  • Prolactinoma
  • Reactive hypoglycemia
  • Thyroid and pregnancy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
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About Betul Hatipoglu, MD

Betul Hatipoglu, MD, is a Staff member in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Cleveland Clinic's main campus, having accepted that appointment in 2008. Prior to that appointment, she was an assistant professor of medicine and medical director for pancreas and islet cell transplant program at the University of Illinois at Chicago for nearly eight years.

Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid disease in woman and pituitary and adrenal disorders and alternative medicine.

Dr. Hatipoglu received her medical degree from Istanbul Medical School. She completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at Michael Reese-University of Illinois at Chicago and an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

For four consecutive year 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 she received the Excellence in teaching award from University of Illinois at Chicago department of  medicine. Dr. Hatipoglu speaks three languages -- English, Turkish and French -- and is board-certified in internal medicine as well as endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, American College of Medicine and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Fellowship - Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical School - Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School
Capa, Istanbul,

Professional Highlights

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Specialty Interests

Type 1 diabetes, thyroid disorders in women, type 2 diabetes, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders, prolactinomas, Cushing's disease, hirsutism, pancreas transplant and transplant induced diabetes, preventive cardiology

Awards & Honors

  • Maimonides award for outstanding humanistic qualities 1996
  • Excellence in teaching award 2004-2005-2006-2007


  • Endocrine Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/4/2017, Dr. Hatipoglu has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Hatipoglu receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Merck & Co., Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

255 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2017

She is an outstanding doctor and the medical people who work with her are top notch. The problem is the non-medical support staff and their inability to quickly schedule follow up appts.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2017

I couldn't ask for a better doctor - and I NEVER say that!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2017

Dr. Betul A Hatipoglu always clearly explains test results and importance of ongoing home care monitoring. She is a very caring physician.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2017

Another great visit. The Dr suggested that I see another Dr for things not covered by her office and I am in the process of doing that at the Clinic. She has always looked out for me and I appreciate that beyond words

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

I am so thankful for her. she knew I was doing bad and she got me the tests and the doctor I needed asap!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017

medication changes were discussed and all questions were thoroughly answered

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2017


Reviewed on Feb 22, 2017

Dr Hatipoglu is not only brilliant, but takes time to listen and to explain.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2017

informative always

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2017

one of the best doctors I have ever seen. took the time to listen and try and understand. I drove from out of town to see her and it was well worth the drive

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2017

Dr H is probably the best doctor I have ever seen

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2017

outstanding, exceptionally competent, and carving provider

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017

My doctor, Dr. Hatipoglu is very friendly. She was very clear with her instructions.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2016

Dr. Betul empowers me to do the work year 'round so that I have something good to show her throughout the year in my blood work.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2016

Dr. Hatipoglu is one of the best doctor's I have been to and I am thankful that she provides such quality care for me.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2016

The doctor was SOOOO nice! She was down to earth, very educated, easy to talk to, explained what she though my issue was in terms that made sense. She even hugged my mom and I after our visit. Overall the best doctor I've had treat me in my 19 years.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2016

Dr Hatipoglu is always professional and takes the time to explain everything. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be treated by her.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2016

The doctor was very informative and answered all of my questions. She offered me some options to begin improvement of my current health issue, as well as ordering tests to determine the cause.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

I received a very fast response when I had to message her through my chart about something I forgot.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016

She always tells me to call with questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2016

My Dr. is in great demand and made effort to meet my needs in a way that was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2016

Dr. B Hatipoglu took time to hear and address my concerns. She was forthcoming about what she knew and also why she felt more comfortable referring me to another specialist about a peripheral issue. She is positive, upbeat gives her undivided attention during the appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2016

Dr. Hatipoglu makes sure all aspects of my care are cover thoroughly.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016

Dr. Hatipoglu ALWAYS has my health issues in mind. She takes as much time as needed to answer or explain any concerns I may have.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2016

explained everything and she was wonderful and helping me understand my medical issues.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016

Dr. Hatipoglu is a great doctor, because she is wonderful human being. When you are with her, she is with you. The love and care she gives are powerful companions to her knowledge and technical abilities. In truth, I never get enough time with her because I could sit with her all day! I am beyond grateful for having her as my doctor, and for knowing her. Thank you for having her a part of the Cleveland Clinic team!

Reviewed on May 24, 2016

She is always very forthcoming with information. She is very helpful and listens to your concerns.

Reviewed on May 3, 2016

Dr. Hatipoglu was very thorough in explaining medications

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2016

Again... Doctor H is awesome.

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