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
View all 46 Specialties +


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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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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 10/16/2018, 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.

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

280 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is an excellent physician. She listens to you, and she explains things. I would recommend her. The staff in this department is great! They are courteous and patient!!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

She is always very easy to talk to and puts me at ease . She is thorough and friendly, always listening to my concerns. As well as being a wonderful physician, she is a kind and caring person.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is a caring physician who takes the time to listen and address any issues of concern.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is an awesome doctor and very compassionate.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is the best doctor I have ever seen. She is kind, caring, and extremely knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

Now I know why this doctor has a 5 star rating! She was one of THE BEST physicians that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Such a real individual, not a stuffy know it all doctor. She was so kind, caring, compassionate, funny, enjoyable. NOTHING but positives!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Dr Hatipoglu always listens, always remembers me and our past conversations. She makes me feel like I'm her only patient for the day. She is full of information, empathy, and is a genuinely caring person. She doesn't discount my opinions, rather she probes more to understand me and puts it into medical context to help me understand. Thyroid positives & negatives and free & bound tests are confusing! She makes sense of everything to me.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Always a good experience to see Dr. H.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Dr. "H" is such a warm and caring physician. She takes her time and really listens to all of my concerns. She explains everything in an easy to understand manner. This doctor treats me like a family member or dear friend and that is a quality that is priceless. I appreciate her outstanding care and am grateful that she is my endocrinologist.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Dr. Betul Hatipoglu was breath of fresh air. When she walked in the room we could immediately tell that she liked her job. We were quite anxious about getting her impression of what my plan of care should be, and she was respectful and not dismissive. She explained my situation thoroughly, and I am quite clear on how we will manage my thyroid condition.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2018

this was my first appointment and I loved the doctor.,As a nurse,I Knew this lady was someone special that genuinely cared! very refreshing.... I'd refer her to Anyone! excited to see how she can help me! loved her personality!! A+++++

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

I was only introduced to the provider at the end of the testing. I really didn't interact much with her.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

This doctor is one of the few experts in the United States in my particular disease (Cushings). She provides both excellent medical care and also has a wonderful "bedside manner." My only, only complaint is that she has not yet been cloned. There are too many patients that need her care and too few of her to meet our demands. It takes forever to get an appointment because of the patient demand for her time and skills.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

I have seen this provider before for an in-office visit. This time I tried the on-line service. My doctor signed on promptly. Our medical visit was efficient. The whole experience was excellent. I would see her again this way.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

I absolutely LOVE Dr Hatipoglu!!! I am NOT a fan of going downtown, but it is worth it to see her. She is so down-to-earth, very warm and caring, always gives me a hug. I have never had an endocrinologist like her and hope I never have to have a different one. She is the best!!! She makes me feel like a human being, never makes me feel bad if my blood sugars are out of whack. She simply tries to help make them better, not make me feel like it's all my fault, as others have done.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

This is the best office in the Cleveland Clinic. I always look forward to seeing everyone. Dr. Hatipoglu's dedication is unmatched.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is the best doctor out there. She is very dedicated to her patients and values my opinion in our care decisions. She is always looking for ways to help me have a better quality of life. She answers her own messages and answers them very promptly.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

my Dr is great and in high demand. Morning of my visit she had to attend a meeting which meant I had to be delayed after an MRI. Despite delay,it was clear my Dr figured how to fit me in without unreasonable delay despite having an overwhelming number of patients.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is one of the best doctors I've ever worked with - I recommend her to everyone I know who needs an endocrinologist. She is fantastic and always takes the time to really talk to me and answer any and all questions I have.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

best doctor I've seen in 35 years as a type 1 diabetic. thank you, Dr H!

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Dr H is the best

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

appreciate Dr Hatipoglu's approach to care and priority of patient comfort. she truly cares.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu thinks outside the box and is concerned with all aspects of your health and willing to go the extra mile for all aspects of your health.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

I was seen immediately with Dr. Hatipoglu.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

LOVE Dr Hatapolglu!!! She's the best doctor I've EVER seen, and I'm 62!!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

excellent physician, meticulous, understanding and professional

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

dr Hatipoglu is the best doctor ever- she is always caring, pleasant and professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu has helped me more with my thyroid issues than any doctor in the past. I appreciate both her tremendous skills and kindness to her patients.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

*Dr. Hatipoglu makes the office visit comfortable and thoroughly discusses my queries.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018

Dr. Betul Hatipoglu is an excellent endocrinologist. I feel that she takes the time to listen to my health issues and come up with an appropriate plan of action. I have confidence in her experience and depth of knowledge. She is the reason I decided to stay with Cleveland Clinic this year.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is an amazing doctor. She is very knowledgeable, discusses with us about our concerns and is also a very nice person.

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.

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