Since May 2018 she has also been the Chair of Department of Internal Medicine in the same Faculty. She served as the Director of the Adult Hospital of Hacettepe University Hospitals in Ankara from 2012 to 2016. Professor Topeli obtained her MD degree from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, in Ankara, Turkey in 1991. After completion of her internal medicine residency, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Loyola University at Chicago, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from 1996 to 1998.
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 several national, regional and international meetings. She is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, has given more than 200 lectures and is the author of more than 80 scientific manuscripts and book chapters. Professor Topeli was elected Treasurer in November 2017 and will hold this office until 2019.