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 Education - 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 11/20/2019, 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

243 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

95 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

best doctor in my 70-years

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Thank you for providing highly skilled specialist like Dr. I appreciate her willingness to work collaboratively in my quest to better control my health issues.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. has a professional yet friendly manner. It is easy to ask questions and consider her recommendations.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

I LOVE Dr. Hatipoglu. I have never had a doctor in my life with her personality and intelligence. she is what every doctor should be like. you are foolish for letting her go

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

I love and respect her, she has been my Doctor for almost 10 years and i will follow her anywhere she goes. She really cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Betul Hatipoglu has always been a wonderful physician who truly cared for me and my health. She is leaving the Clinic as of July 31, 2020 and I will miss her greatly.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu was able to address all my medical concerns. She always pays attention to what I have to say and is able to answer my health related questions and come up with solutions. She is very competent, non-judgemental, friendly and easy to approach. It is hard to find such a combination in a doctor. She is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

The doctor did a great job of addressing my health concern over the phone. The Zoom did not work.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I always send a message from MyChart to Dr. Hatiboglu, and she always finds time for me; for that, I am grateful to her.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

It is fair to say that Dr. Hatiboglu literally saved my life. In 2012, I was diagnosed with many IPMN tumors in my pancreas, where the largest tumor was 1.4cm in diameter--I searched the medical literature and learned that it became malignant at 3cm and above. So, I had half of my pancreas removed surgicallly at the CCF. Unfortunately, in two years, the largest tumor in my remaining pancreas grew tp 1.4cm. I searched for an endocrinologist, and had an appointment with Dr. Hatiboglu. She immediately suggested to have my pancreas "rested" by taking digestive enzymes at each meal. Since then, for 6 years now, the largest IPMN tumor stayed the same.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is an amazing physician. She not only is concerned about my problem at hand, but looks at the big picture and into the future. She always shows extreme care and concern.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is a very caring and knowledgeable physician!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

She is my favorite doctor and does an excellent job for her patients. I love her

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. H is the best! She will be missed! The Clinic needs to do a better job keeping staff happy so they do not lose great doctors like her.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is very knowledgeable very helpful. She is excellent.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

She is a compassionate, caring, and effective doctor.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr saved my life( literally) almost 10 years ago. other Drs in the town where I live told me I needed psychiatric help. I went to her office and she diagnosed me in less than 5 minutes. She has always took my complaints seriously and has been very conscientious about follow up.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu was wonderful. I was considered a unique case to her, which was an excellent diagnosis.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu has been wonderful! I am very happy to have her as my endocrinologist.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr Hatipulgo is an EXCELLENT CARING DR. Wouldn't want any other Endocrinologist but her.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. Betul Hatipoglu is top notch!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Best experience with all doctors I've seen at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr Hatipoglu is always delightful,positive, and patient. She respectfully listens and addresses your concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is the most caring doctor. I can tell she genuinely cares about my wellbeing.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Great experience with everyone involved. Dr Hatipoglu is my doctor and my daughters we love her.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

love Dr. hatipoglu-she is the best

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Hatipoglu-to everyone

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Hatipagolu and the staff are always kind and courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Hatiopoglu is the BEST at CARING, coupled with expertise!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is the best doctor I have ever had! she is kind, compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, and truly cares about her patients. Her positive attitude and warm smile are awesome :)

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu spent time with me and did not rush the appointment

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is absolutely wonderful . She respects my knowledge of my condition & I respect her for hers . She always has my well being in mind & is very considerate & understanding during my visits . She always puts everything in perspective & when I leave I am so pleased to have her as one of my doctors ath the Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

The consultation went well. Dr. Hatipoglu, listened to my concerns and addressed any questions, I had pertaining to my health.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

most amazing dr that actually listens

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr was such a pleasure! staff was very nice. great experience!!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr was very attentive!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

LOVE Dr. Hatipoglu. She is always booked but she is worth the wait.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

very hard to schedule an appointment bc Dr Hatipoglu is very much in demand. she is assessable through phone and messaging which very helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

She is the best doctor ever. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

the doctor's schedule is full? patients have to wait up to 6 months to get an appointment with her

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. H is asset to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Betul Hatipoglu is always very kind and truly caring. She is the kind of doctor every doctor should aspire to be with their patients. I feel very confident with her expertise and handling of my health always.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu makes her patients feel at ease. Listens and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Hattie is absolutely amazing! I had searched for over 5 for a doctor who would listen and help me and thankfully I found her!! She has taken the time and compassion to get me to the best health I have felt in years...what a blessing she is!!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is amazing. I wish all of my doctors were as caring as her.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Its difficult to get an appt with her (prob because she is so desired- best doc I have seen there) and hard to schedule far out.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Excellent Provider

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Absolutely a amazing Dr.. I just can't put into words how wonderful she is. I have been searching for 6 years to find a dr. who will be able to find out what is wrong with me. She listened to me and told me what she thought was happening. Finally someone cared enough to actually listen.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

dr Hatipoglu is very caring and compassionate- she truly cares about you and your health- she takes her time and listens to you - best dr we have had

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

The Dr. is very good and caring. Alway making sure I understand what is happen.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Excellent doctor who has continued to provide excellent care over many years.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

I was very well taken care of at the Doctor Betul Hatipoglu's office. Caring, smiling is good atmosphere for patients. I was very pleased with my experience. I appreciated their follow up. Many thanks to Dr.Hatipoglu.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is the best! It was good to be treated with professionalism and care.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is the best endocrinologist I know! She is very caring and listens to all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu is the most caring, respectful, helpful and professional provider at the Clinic or any other Medical facility.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

it was incredibly difficult to schedule with Dr. hatipoglu. the call center repeatedly told me I couldn't schedule with her. A colleague gave me the number to call her desk directly and that's how I got the appointment. I waited 8 months for the appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Hatipoglu was wonderful. she listened to me and provided a lot of information and hope for my treatment plan. She's an amazing provider that I feel fortunate to have helping me.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

provider wanted six months and scheduling out me over 9 months out

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

I received absolutely excellent provider care. listens, provides feedback and did so without any prompting.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Hatipatiglu in a second to anyone in need of that form of specialized care.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr.Hati is one of the most amazing physicians I have had at The Clinic- her personal concern, positive energy and knowledge are exceptional!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu is an outstanding provider in all aspects. So glad that she is at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu always fits me into her schedule, regardless of how busy she is. My favorite physician in the world.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dt. Hatipoglu is an excellent doctor and very compassionate and realistic about my medical conditions and proper treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr H is one smart caring Dr. Keep up the great work! We thank you for the care we receive

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

I love my Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is very kind, smart and knowledgeable. She is always willing to explain and listen to your concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

not enough superlatives to describe Dr. Hatipoglu. She is fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is an absolute gem. I come to her for her precise intellectual abilities to guide my medical journey, and stay for the warmth she provides with empathetic, real-world understanding of diabetes. It is exceptionally rare to find a caregiver so attentive and kind while also being a world class leader of her field.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu is booked out far in advance and is sometimes difficult to get in to see her but she does do her best to see us whenever possible

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr H is amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

I drive two hours to see Dr. Hatipoglu...she is very caring and my treatment is excellent

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

It's always been a great experience with Dr. Hatipoglu and her office. Everyone is efficient and helpful and alert and looking to make things run smoothly. I always get in a little earlier than my appointment when I come up. They even let me park for free with the consideration of my time spent there that day.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I've always had a great experience with Dr. Betul. She is the best. Warm, and welcoming, attentive to everything you ask. Works with you about your health. I've no complaints at all. I just love coming to see her.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu and the staff were wonderful!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

dr hatipoglu is a phenomenal human being. being a doctor was her calling and vocation. she is not only exceptionally competent and intelligent, but she is cheerful and has a passion and excitement for the field. her smile radiates and she cheers me up just to see her.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

It takes too long to get in to see the doctor: 4 months!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is a caring and excellent physician!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

this provider is always a pleasure to see. she believes in the art and science of medicine and takes her time every time I see her.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

very good doctor. I love her!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is great! I've been having some issues - she listened, made recommendations, and ordered tests. The test results were "high" and the side effects of the high number are exactly what I have been experiencing. I feel so relieved that Dr. Hatipoglu was able to determine my health issue. I have another test scheduled and am actually looking forward to it so my issue can be resolved. Thank you Dr. Hatipoglu!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is always able to accommodate coordinating my appointment the same day I see my neurologist.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I would highly recommend her as a caring and knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I always enjoy mt appointment with Dr Hatipogul - she is always cheerful and concerned for my well being

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu cares for you as a person. She celebrated my success after surgery and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is VERY thorough and VERY friendly!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr H adjusted her schedule to see me when I had another appointment on the same day. I live 5 hours away, so this was very helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr H is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Bethel Hatipoglu Dr. Bethel Hatipoglu Endocrinologist is an amazing Dr. such a positive attitude always smiling I just love coming in for my six month check up with her and that normally doesn't happen to any doctor

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

wonderful experience , wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

My experience with the endocrinologist and the doctors was outstanding. They gave a detailed explanation in regards to my situation and why it was not in my best interest to go ahead with the pancreas transplant. This was very enlightening to say the least.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

We have already recommended 2 of our friends to the clinic and they also loved the honesty and direction they were given. I have complete confident the information I am given is correct, since the doctor specializes in my personal condition

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

she is an amazing doctor. always sits and listens and explains things without rushing

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

She is excellent as always, she listen to all my concerns and answers all my questions. Nobody does it better and that is why i refuse to go to any other doctor even though I'm disabled.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

I recommend Dr. Hatipoglu to everyone all the time who tells me there problem sounds endocrinological. I know because I listen like Dr. Hatipoglu listens to me. I listen to the person, I listen to my body. I do my best 363 days out of the year to not let all her attention to detail and careplans issued on the other two days waste away in vain.

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