Prof. Figen Atalay, M.D.

Pulmonary Medicine

Prof. Figen Atalay, M.D.
  • Undertook the position of Head of the Pulmonary Medicine Department at Bülent Ecevit University-School of Medicine in 2015-2017
  • Acquired the certificate of competence from the Turkish Board of Professional Competence in Pulmonary Medicine
  • Attended the Basic Oncology Training Course in 1995-1996
  • Attended the Basic Immunology, Tumor Immunology and Cancer Immunology courses at Hacettepe University in 1999-2000
  • Attended the training courses of Interventional Bronchoscopy n 1997, ESMO Palliative Care in 2005 and Treatment Approaches for Pulmonary and Pleural Malignancies in 2008
  • Received trainings in intensive care and led various training courses as an instructor
  • Assumed the position of Congress Chair for the 38 th TRS (Turkish Respiratory Society)
  • Certified smoking cessation trainer
  • Has 25 articles published on international scientific journals and 31 articles published on national scientific journals
  • Authored chapters and edited 7 books in her field
  • Delivered presentations in various international and national conventions and jointed congresses as a speaker
  • Member to TSR Lung Cancer Workgroup Executive Board, Turkish Lung Cancer Society, Turkish Thoracic Society and ERS.
  • Primary fields of clinical interest:
    • Lung cancer,
    • Bronchoscopy (fiberoptic),
    • Bronchial lavage, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), protected BAL (PBAL),
    • Transbronchial biopsy, transbronchial aspiration biopsy (with cytology and histology needle),
    • Cytological brush, microbiological brush, endobronchial biopsy, total lung lavage, endobronchial ultrasonography,
    • Asthma, interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, pulmonary hypertension, treatment/investigations/follow-up of COPD and respiratory failure patients,
    • Intensive care,
    • Sleep disorders,
    • Smoking cessation.


Education Institution Year
Pulmonary Medicine Residency Atatürk Pulmonary Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Center 1995
Medical Education Gazi University-School of Medicine 1989


Title Institution Year
Professor Bodrum American Hospital 2020 - To date
Prof. Dr. Medicana International Ankara     2017 - 2020
Head of Chest Diseases Department / Professor Bülent Ecevit University-School of Medicine 2012 - 2017
Assoc. Prof. Zonguldak Karaelmas University-School of Medicine 2006 - 2011
Assistant Associate Professor Zonguldak Karaelmas University-School of Medicine 2004 - 2005
Attending Physician Atatürk Pulmonary Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Center 1995 - 2004