Lale Tokgözoğlu, MD, FACC, FESC is Professor of Cardiology at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. She is currently the immediate Past-President of the European Atherosclerosis Society and Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal. She chaired the ‘Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology’ between 2008 and 2010.
Prof. Tokgözoğlu has served on the Board of the Turkish Society of Cardiology and was elected to be the first female President of the Society in its history, between 2014-2016. During that time, she worked with the Ministry of Health to develop ‘Heart Health policies’ and strategies. She also chaired the Dyslipidaemia Working Group of the Turkish Society of Cardiology.
She has contributed to several Guidelines and Consensus Papers on dyslipidaemia and Preventive Cardiology both in Europe and nationally. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the EUROASPIRE III-V studies which were the landmark studies defining preventive measures in Europe. She has also served on the Board of the Prevention Association as well as different committees of the European Society of Cardiology including the Fellowship and Training Committee, the Education Committee and currently the Research and Grants Committee. She is a member of the Science Academy and a founding member of the Atherosclerosis Research and Education Society in Turkey. She is founding member of the Department of Noncommunicable diseases in Hacettepe University. She serves on the Scientific and Research Council of Turkey Working Group on women researchers.
Metrodora Award Global Leader in Science and Health 2020
Istanbul Medical Association Science Award in 2019
Paul Dudley White Science team award AHA 2017
Prof. Dr. Şeref Zileli Resident of the Year” Award in 1987
Young Investigator Award of the Turkish Society of Cardiology in 1994