Haner Direskeneli, MD is a Professor of Rheumatology and is currently the Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Internal Medicine in Marmara University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
He graduated from Istanbul University, had residency trainings in Internal Medicine/ Rheumatology in Marmara University and fellowships in Lupus Research Unit (1992) and Department of Oral Immunology in UMDS, London UK (1992-1993).
He is a member of Turkish Rheumatology Society, American College of Rheumatology (ACR), Turkish Immunology Society and International Society for Behcet's disease (ISBD).
His current main research interests are infectious etiology, oral health, immune response/genetics and assessment in 'Behcet's Disease' and immune response/genetics, assessment (imaging, outcome tools) and management of 'Takayasu's arteritis". He also have studies on rheumatoid arthritis, SLE and systemic sclerosis. He is a member of OMERACT large-vessel vasculitis and Behcet's Study Interest Groups, and is part of a EULAR taskforce for Imaging in large-vessel vasculitis. He has collaborations with Michigan University and Mayo Clinic in USA, Leeds University in UK, Paris and Ottawa Universities.
He has >200 peer-reviewed articles with > 5000 citations.