Yonca Bulut, MD

Yonca Bulut, MD

(she/her/hers)
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

About

Dr. Yonca Bulut is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

She attended medical school at the University of Ankara, Turkey, completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Ohio, and fellowship in pediatric critical care at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Prior to joining the PCCM division at UCLA, Dr. Bulut was a faculty member at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, later she served as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center.

Dr. Bulut’s research interests include the role of iron and the iron-regulatory hormone Hepcidin in bacterial infections. Her translational work focused on the utilization of Hepcidin as a biomarker and a therapeutic agent. Her research accomplishments have been recognized by national and private institutions, including the National Institutes of Health, the Today’s and Tomorrow's Children's Fund and the Oppenheimer Foundation. Dr. Bulut’s work on iron metabolism in infection has been published in several prestigious scientific journals, including Blood, Cell Host and Microbe, Journal of Immunology, Infection and Immunity.

Dr. Bulut’s clinical interests include Anemia and Iron Deficiency, Transfusion practices in ICU settings, Pediatric Acute Liver Failure and Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness.

Dr. Bulut is one of the Educators for Excellence faculty at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is the recipient of the UCLA Pediatric Residency Faculty Teaching Honor Roll for Academic Year 2022-2023 and Robert C. Neerhout Faculty Award for Academic Year 2020-2021 in appreciation for excellence in teaching. She is the recipient of Golden Apple Teaching Award from Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 1999. Dr. Bulut is the PICU elective chair for the 4th year medical students at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 2014.

Dr. Bulut is a member of the Board for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Southern California Chapter.

Dr. Bulut is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care.

Languages

English, Turkish

Education

Medical Board Certifications

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

Fellowship

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1997

Residencies

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

Internship

Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, 1992

Degree

MD, Ankara University School of Medicine, 1987

Recognitions

Hospital Affiliations

Medical Services

Research

Interests

Dr. Bulut is member of the UCLA Center for Iron Disorders. Her research focus is anemia and iron deficiency in the ICU setting.  

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California 2022 - 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2022
  • UCLA Pediatric Residency Faculty Teaching Honor Roll for Academic Year 2022-2023
  • Recipient of Robert C. Neerhout Teaching Award, UCLA, for "Full-time Faculty member who has contributed the most to the stimulation of resident education in Pediatrics", 2021.
  • Cultural North Star Recognition, UCLA, 2019
  • Social Work Recognition Award, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, 2019
  • Today's Tomorrow's Children's Fund Prize Recipient. 2011. Read more.
  • Top Women Southern California Super Doctors Super Doctors, 2011
  • Super Doctors, Southern California 2008-2021
  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,1999
  • Syntex/Medicine Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice,Aultman/Timken Hospital, Canton, Ohio, 1991