Defne Altintas

Graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Ankara, Turkiye, in 1998. She completed her residency in the Department of Internal Medicine of Ankara University Faculty of Medicine between 1998-2003. She completed her fellowship in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Divison of Intensive Care, between 2003-2007. She has been working as a full-time intensivist since 2008 and is currently the Chairperson of the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Intensive Care, in Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara.

She is currently the President of the Society of Turkish Intensivists. She is a member of competency board of Turkish Society of Internal Medicine. She is also a member of Turkish Thoracic Society, ESICM and ERS. She is one of the editors of Journal of Critical and Intensive Care.