İbtisam Lale Atahan (1946-2007): The first female Turkish physician in the discipline of radiation oncology.

Yirmibeşoğlu Erkal E. , Ersoy N.

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  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0967772020948504
  • Title of Journal : Journal of medical biography
  • Keywords: Radiation oncology, first female physician, Ibtisam Lale Atahan, Turkish physician in radiotherapy


Female physicians started to earn up their deserved places as late 1970's in the historically male predominant Radiation Oncology community. The first female physician emerging as a leading scientist in the Discipline of Radiation Oncology was Professor Ibtisam Lale Atahan, who untimely passed away in 2007. This eulogy attempts to shine the light on her life, achivements and legacy.