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S. Lale Tokgözoğlu, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.E.S.C. was born in 1959 in Ankara, Turkey. She graduated from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 1982 on the honor roll. After finishing the Internal Medicine Residency program in the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine on 1988, she completed a fellowship program on Cardiology and Atherosclerosis at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Tokgözoğlu returned to the Hacettepe University in 1991 to become Associate Professor of Cardiology, and later Professor of Cardiology in 1998.
Prof. Tokgözoğlu has served on the Executive Committee of the European Society of Atherosclerosis as member between 2003 and 2005 ,as Secretary between 2005-2009 and is currently the Vice President of the European Atheroscclerosis Society. She was the President of the 77th European Atherosclerosis Society meeting in İstanbul. She also served as the President of the ‘Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology’ between 2008 and 2010. She has served for 2 years on board of the European Society of Cardiology Fellowship and Training Committee. She has also served first as Member-at-Large (Europe) of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Atherosclerosis, then as President of the European Federation of the International Atherosclerosis Society. She is currently the Secretary of the International Society of Atherosclerosis. She has been a member of the young investigator award committees of the International Atherosclerosis Society in Stockholm 2000, European Atherosclerosis Society in Prague in 2005 and European Society of Cardiology in 2009 and 2010.
Prof. Tokgözoğlu has served as the Secretary of the Lipid Working Group of the Turkish Society of Cardiology between 1994 and 1996, as President of the Lipid Working Group of the Turkish Society of Cardiology between 1998 and 2000. Dr. Tokgözoğlu has been on the Guideline Committee for the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Turkey in 1995 and in 2002 when the Guidelines were revised. She has been on the Executive Committee of the Turkish Society of Cardiology for 6 years between 2000 and 2006 and as Vice President between 2008 and 2010 and is currently President –Elect. She has chaired the ‘Research Committee of the Turkish Society of Cardiology’ for 2 years. She is the founding member of the Atherosclerosis Research and Education Society in Turkey. Prof Tokgözoğlu is one of the authors of the ‘National Heart Health Policy’ for Turkey.