Reproductive division gets leadership boost

By Robin Russell / April 21-30, 2011

Dr. Orhan Bukulmez, the new chief of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, brings extensive clinical and research expertise, having directed the in vitro fertilization and egg donation programs at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.

A native of Turkey, Dr. Bukulmez received fellowship training at both UT Southwestern and Yale University School of Medicine. His research interests include endometriosis and genomic regulation in reproductive tissues.

Dr. Orhan Bukulmez

“Our vision is to provide state-of-the-art infertility diagnosis and treatment while developing cutting-edge technologies for future reproductive medicine,” he said. “We are devoted to training physicians and will continue to lead in advocating reproductive health in our community.”

UT Southwestern is the only academic institution in the region with an in vitro fertilization (IVF) center. Its infertility specialists train many of the nation’s future reproductive endocrinologists, combining the latest research with high-tech infertility treatment to help couples achieve their goals.

UT Southwestern specialists develop a highly individualized treatment protocol for each patient. This may include intrauterine insemination, innovative ovarian stimulation regimens and IVF.

“We understand the feelings of uncertainty, frustration and hopelessness associated with not being able to conceive,” Dr. Bukulmez said. “We know that time is of the essence, and we focus on providing top-notch and cost-effective services.”

The fertility team at UT Southwestern promotes close interaction and strong collaboration with physicians in the community and also makes referrals for high-risk pregnancies, when necessary, to its renowned division of maternal-fetal medicine.

UT Southwestern Fertility & Advanced Reproductive Medicine is located on the sixth floor of the new Outpatient Building, 1801 Inwood Rd., with valet or self-parking available.