Özgür Kasapçopur

Editor in Chief; Turkish Archives of Pediatrics
Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa


Professor Özgür Kasapçopur is a Professor in Pediatrics at Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, and is currently Head of Pediatric  Rheumatology. He serves as the Chairman of Institutional Review Board and Clinical Research Ethical Committee of Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. Professor Kasapçopur received his undergraduate education in Medicine at Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty and also completed here both his residency and fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics.

Professor Kasapçopur is a member of the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS), Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO), Turkish Pediatric Association and the Turkish National Society of Pediatric Rheumatology. Professor Kasapçopur’s research interests include vaccine response, cytokine pathway, and medical ethics, with clinical emphases on juvenile idiopathic arthritis, familial Mediterranean fever, autoinflammatory disease and juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis and scleroderma.

Professor Kasapçopur has published 58 book chapters in Turkish medical textbooks, and more than 247 original peer-reviewed articles (and case reports) in medical journals. The h factor of Professor Kasapçopur is 45 in Google Scholar and 38 in web of science.  He had more than 5500 citation in Web of Science.