Prof. Yaprak Ataker, M.D.
  • Editor and author of the book “Hand Rehabilitation”.
  • She has published over 20 articles in international and national journals.
  • She is the author of 15 book chapters on hand rehabilitation, spine rehabilitation, osteoporosis, and foot and ankle rehabilitation.
  • She did presentations in more than 50 national and international congresses.
  • ·International Post-graduate Education
    • Thoracic Spine and Lumbar Spine Manipulation and Mobilization, University of Paris, Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Physical Medicine Department, 2006

    • Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course, Brunel University, London, UK, 2019

    • Cadaveric MSK Ultrasound-Guided Injection Course, Imperial College, London, UK, 2019

  • Principal fields of clinical interest:
    • Hand rehabilitation
    • Orthopedic rehabilitation
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • Spine rehabilitation
    • Scoliosis rehabilitation
    • Muscle pain syndromes (fibromyalgia syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Neurologic rehabilitation
    • Cancer rehabilitation
    • Lymphedema
    • Osteoporosis rehabilitation
    • Geriatric rehabilitation


Education Institution Year
Certificate EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) Online Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course 2019 - 2020
Residency İstanbul 70th Year Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital 1999 - 2014
Medical Education School of Medicine, Ankara University 1992 - 1998


Title Institution Year
Professor M.D American Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department 2019 - To date
Professor M.D / Faculty Member İstanbul Esenyurt University, Faculty of Health Sciences 2019 - To date
Assoc. Prof. M.D. American Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department 2014 - 2019
Attending Physician American Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department 2007 - 2014
Attending Physician Private Anadolu Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department 2004 - 2007