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 - 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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As of 12/11/2017, 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.

Equity Dr. Hatipoglu owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • Spectrum Research Group, LLC.

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

268 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018

Dr.Hatipoglu is very nice and always on time. I saw an article in the Sun newspaper about her and that is how she became my thyroid and diabetes doctor. Haven't regretted her as my MD.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2017

*Dr. Hatipogler is always kind thorough and most concerned about what is best for my health.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2017

I always feel as though the doctor knows me and my health issues and that I am important to her - that she wants the best for me. Her energy is also positive and upbeat which provides an uplifting experience during and as I leave the visit.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2017

I was disappointed that a solution to my problem was not found and that I have to go to another specialist but Dr H was very honest and forthcoming about her confusion with my condition and she really wanted to find a solution to my problem.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2017

Dr. Hatipologu is a very patient loveable and smart physician, she is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2017

I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Hatipoglu. If I had to fly across the country to see her, I would. In every way, she is an excellent specialist and has the kind of human touch that creates and accessible and comforting atmosphere. She truly cares about her patients and is fulfilling her true calling.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2017

She always gives reason for additional procedures & explains results.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2017

Dr H is great. Really knows her stuff

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2017

She was very professional, knowledgeable and caring..

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2017

Dr Hatipoglu is the best!!! She is SO friendly and caring, always gives me a hug and is very supportive. I used to dread seeing my endocrinologist, because i felt like a kid getting their report card, and felt like they never understood what I dealt with every day. She is amazing!

Reviewed on May 30, 2017

I really like seeing Dr. Hatipoglu. She is kind, informative, and efficient.

Reviewed on May 24, 2017

I like Dr. Hatipogolu very much.

Reviewed on May 22, 2017

Dr.Hatipoglu is a wonderful doctor. she listens to everything you have to say and answers and explains things in a way that's easy to understand. I have been to see her three times now and like her more and more every visit! She truly is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2017

Dr H is so knowledge and listens . She always has a smile on her face and is so in tune to what is going on with my body . She is amazing

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2017

Dr. Hatipoglu is the best!

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

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 28, 2017

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

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

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Reviewed on Feb 22, 2017

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

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