Yonca Bulut, MD

Yonca Bulut, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


Dr. Yonca Bulut is a Professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. She is a graduate of University of Ankara School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training at Akron Children’s Hospital at Akron, Ohio and her pediatric critical care fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. She has been a member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine since 1997. In addition to her position as an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Bulut is an active researcher who is studying the role of iron in various infections and in sepsis.


Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 1998
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1995


Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1997


Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, 1994
Cleveland Clinic Mercy/Aultman, 1991


Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, 1992


Ankara University School of Medicine, MD, 1987

Hospital Affiliations



Dr. Bulut is member of the UCLA Center for Iron Disorders. Her research focus is innate immunity, and specifically the role of iron and the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin in host defense against bacterial and viral infections.