Since January 2012, she has also been the Director of the Adult Hospital of Hacettepe University Hospitals in Ankara where a new 70 bed intensive care unit is under construction. Professor Topeli obtained her MD degree from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, in Ankara-Turkey in 1991 and subsequently worked as a fellow with Prof. Dr. Martin Tobin in Loyola University at Chicago, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from 1996 to 1998. She received American Thoracic Society young investigator award in 2000 and European Respiratory Society COPD local research award in 2001.
Professor Topeli is a founding member of Turkish Society of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine which was established in 2005. She was the first president of the society and assisted in the organization of 10 National, 8 regional and 2 International Meetings. She is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, has given more than 100 lectures and is the author of more than 80 scientific manuscripts and book chapters. Professor Topeli was elected Teasurer in November 2017 and will hold this office until 2019.