Esra Tasali, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Tasali is interested in the links between sleep and metabolic, endocrine and cardiovascular functions. She is an expert in sleep disorders with a specific interest in sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Tasali’s current research focuses on the role of sleep disturbances in the development of metabolic and endocrine abnormalities including type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. She has led innovative research studies investigating the relationship between sleep disruptions and diabetes risk.

Clinical Interests:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep-disordered breathing


Board Certifications:

  • Sleep medicine


  • MD, Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine
  • Internship and Residency, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine (Turkey)
  • Fellowship, University of Chicago Medicine