Orhan Bukulmez, M.D., is a Professor and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also the Medical Director of the In Vitro Fertilization Program.
A native of Turkey, Dr. Bukulmez earned his medical degree at Hacettepe University, where he was valedictorian. After completing a residency there in obstetrics and gynecology, he joined the faculty at Hacettepe University and advanced to Associate Professor with tenure before embarking on his career in the U.S.
Dr. Bukulmez then completed an internship in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University, where he carried out research in reproductive medicine focusing on endometriosis and ovarian physiology. He completed additional residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Southern Illinois University and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, followed by a three-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at UT Southwestern.
Prior to joining UT Southwestern in 2010, Dr. Bukulmez served as the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and as the Medical Director of the IVF and Egg Donation Programs at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Bukulmez is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has special interest and expertise in assisted reproduction and minimally invasive surgery.
His research interests include in vitro fertilization, endometriosis, and genomic regulation in reproductive tissues. He has extensive experience in hysteroscopic surgery, laser and laparoscopic surgery, myomectomy, and microsurgical tubal reversal.
Dr. Bukulmez is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Investigation, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies. He is an Associate Editor of the prestigious journal Human Reproduction.
He was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly in 2018.
In his personal time, Dr. Bukulmez plays the electric guitar and is interested in music and history.