Prof.Altintas was graduated from Eagean University, School of Medicine and finished her neurology residency in the same school.She spent a year at Mayo Clinic to receive neuroimmunology training and worked with Prof.Rodriguez on animal model of MS. She received one of the most prestigious medical award in Turkey(Eczacibasi Medical Award).
She became an associate professor in 1997 and full professor in 2003. She worked in Istanbul University until May 2018 and currently working at Koc University School of Medicine.
She is the coordinator of Neuroimmunology Study group in Turkey.They organizes biannual neuroimmunology symposium since many years and hosts well-known scientists from different countries.
Her special interests are immune-mediated neurologic diseases,especially MS and NMOSD.She has 65 international publications. She is a board member of European Society of Neuroimmunology, member of MSBase Scientific Leadership Group, Guthy Jackson Charitable Foundation for NMO “International Clinical Consortium”,The BioMS-eu Study Group.