Karabudak, Rana


Rana Karabudak has been a professor at the University of Hacettepe since 1999.
She works in the Department of Neurology. She has founded and has been directing the Neuroimmunology Unit-and Clinical MS Center of Hacettepe University Hospital’s Department of Neurology.
She had her fellowship in MS and clinical neuroimmunology at the Reed Neurological Institute – MS Clinics at the UCLA in 1991-1992 – and immunology technics laboratory experience with Dr. Anthony Reder at the University of Chicago in 2003.

Her clinical and scientific interests are in the field of clinical neuroimmunology, mainly immunological aspects of Multiple Sclerosis, neuroradiology of MS, and Myasthenia Gravis. As an investigator she has participated at a number of International Multi-Center drug trials in MS.

She is one of the founders and board member of the European School of Neurology (ESNI).

She is the Turkish delegate to EFNS. Dr. Karabudak is also a member of a number of societies including the American Academy of Neurology ( AAN ), and the European Neurological Society.

She also serves on the Advisory Board of Turkish MS Societies and the Editorial Board of the Turkish Neurological Society Journal.


  • UCLA – Reed Neurological Research Grant during fellowship in MS, 1992.
  • Turkish Scientific and Research Council, TUBİTAK – BAYG,1991.
  • European School of Neuroimmunology 2009 ESNI Award.

She authored and co-authored 50 peer-reviewed articles and authored and co-authored and edited over 200 articles, books and book chapters in English & Turkish.