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Akif Altinbas, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Academic Office Location:
Internal Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-651-3519

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Dr. Altinbas is a UConn Health internal medicine physician specializing in diseases that affect the digestive system and general health and wellness in adults.

M.D.Hacettepe Medical SchoolMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyHacettepe University Medical SchoolInternal Medicine (Chief)
FellowshipDuisburg-Essen University HospitalHepatology Research
FellowshipDiskapi HospitalGastroenterology
FellowshipMassachusetts General HospitalHepatology Research
ResidencySaint Mary's Hospital, Trinity Health Of New EnglandInternal Medicine

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Best Poster Presentation, Turkish Association of Liver Studies IXNational Hepatology Congress, Istanbul, Turkey
Best Poster Presentation, Viral Hepatitis Association XINational Virology Congress, Antalya, Turkey
Postdoctoral Research Grant for Fellowship in Boston (2010, 2015)Turkish Scientific and Technologic Research Institute (TÜBITAK)
Travel GrantEuropean Association of Studies of Liver (EASL)
Best Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine Seref Zileli AwardHacettepe Medical School
Research Grant, 20,000 U.S. Dollars, “Frequency of Alpha Antitrypsin Deficiency in Turkish Population” (2004-2007)Hacettepe Medical Faculty, Scientific Research Foundation
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Liver Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • General Health and Wellness
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American College of GastroenterologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2022
American College of PhysicianProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2021
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20192020
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & NutritionProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20192020
Medicine ScienceProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20192022
HormonesProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20182020
Plos OneProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional2016
Expert Review of Anti-Infective TherapyProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20162021
BMC GastroenterologyProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20162020
European Journal of Gastroenterology and HepatologyProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20162020
Annals of PharmacotherapyProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20162019
APASL Liver Meeting, Istanbul, TurkeyWorkshop/ConferenceMemberRegional2016
ISPOR 7th Asia-Pacific Conference, SingaporeWorkshop/ConferenceMemberRegional2016
STATinMed, Inc, New YorkOtherMedical DirectorRegional20152018
Expert Review in Clinical ImmunologyProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20152022
Scandinavian Journal of GastroenterologyProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional2015
Value in Health Regional IssuesProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20152017
Eurosian Journal of MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20152021
Gazi Medical JournalProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20152021
12th Turkish National Gastroenterology Meeting, TurkeyWorkshop/ConferenceAssistant Vice PresidentRegional2015
Turkish Journal of GastroenterologyProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20142016
11th Turkish National Gastroenterology Meeting, CyprusWorkshop/ConferenceAssistant Vice PresidentRegional2014
Turkish Journal of GastroenterologyProfessional/Scientific JournalMemberRegional20142016
DigestionProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20132017
Digestive DiseasesProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewRegional20132017
STATinMed, Inc, Ankara, TurkiyeOtherMedical ConsultantRegional20102015
National Turkish Medical School Students’ Meeting, Ankara, TurkeyWorkshop/ConferencePresidentRegional2005
Hacettepe Medical School Student Scientific ClubProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairRegional20002002
Turkish Association of GastroenterologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberRegional
Turkish Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberRegional
Hepatobiliary-Pancreatology AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberRegional
Turkish Association of InternistsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberRegional
Turkish Society of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberRegional
Turkish Act Against Viral Hepatitis at Turkish Health MinistryAdvisory CommitteeMemberRegional
Policy Review at Drug Administration at Turkish Social SecurityAdvisory CommitteeMemberRegional
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Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Curative and Paliative Endsocopic Aproached in the context of Gastrointestinal Cancers
    Yilmaz B, Altinbas A. Cancer Textbook 2016 Jan;
  • Obesity and Cancer
    Altinbas A, Canbay A. Cancer Textbook 2016 Jan;
  • Pathogenesis of Acute Pancreatitis
    Altinbas A, Simsek H. Textbook of the diseases of Pancreas 2016 Jan;
  • Premalignant lesions in gastrointestinal tract
    Kilincalp S, Altinbas A. Cancer Textbook 2016 Jan;
  • Acute Liver Failure
    Altinbas A, Bechmann L, Akkiz H, Gerken G, Canbay A, Mauss S, Berg T, Rockstroh JK, Sarrazin C, Wedemeyer H Hepatology 2012, A clinical textbook 2012 Jan;526- 538 pp.
  • Management of Geriatric People
    Altinbas A, Cankurtaran M, Arioglu S Geriatria and Gerontologia 2006 Jan;11- 20 pp.
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Comparative evaluation of circulating LOXL- 2 and TNC-C in HCV/HIV, HIV and HCV infected patients, in relation to liver fibrosis severity. HEPATOLOGY. 2017: 66; 240A-240A.PosterAASLD2017Washington, US
The M2 macrophage activation marker sCD163 closely correlates with liver fibrosis and is responsive to antiviral therapy in HIV/HCV co-infection.PosterAASLD2016Boston, MA
HEPATOLOGY. 2017; 66; 460A-460A.PosterAASLD2016Boston, MA
HEPATOLOGY. 2017: 66; 795A-796A.PosterAASLD2016Boston, MA
HCV and HBV infection promote liver fibrogenesis through the TGF beta 1 induced OCT4/Nanog pathway. HEPATOLOGY. 2017: 66; 790A-790A.PosterAASLD2016Boston, MA
The combination effects of CRISPR/Cas9 and APOBEC3B editing on HBV cccDNA formation. HEPATOLOGY. 2017: 66; 782A-782A.PosterAASLD2016Boston, MA
Sampling variability of inflammatory activity and fibrosis in patients with hepatitis B.PosterAPASL2014Australia
Pharmacy Cost Calculator for Hepatitis C Virus Patients in Turkey. Value in Health. 2014: 17 (7): A551.PosterValue in Health2014Turkey
Total health care costs associated with ankylosing spondylitis incident cases in Turkey. Almanya: Kasim 3-7, 2012. Value in Health. 2012; 15(7): A443.PosterInt. Soc. for Pharmacoeco. and Outcom. Res. (ISPOR) 15th Ann. Eur. Congress2012Berlin
Determinants of total health care costs associated with rheumatoid arthritis prevalent cases in Turkey, Almanya: Kasim 3-7, 2012. Value in Health. 2012; 15(7): A442-A443.PosterInt. Soc. for Pharmacoeco. and Outcom. Res. (ISPOR) 15th Ann. Eur. Congress2012Berlin