Serdar Bulun

Dr. Serdar Bulun is the John J Sciarra Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair of the Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at
Prentice Women’s Hospital at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was trained as an obstetriciangynecologist at SUNY at Buffalo, subspecialized in reproductive endocrinology-infertility in UT
Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where he worked as an Assistant Professor for 7 years, and
thereafter served as the Director of REI at University of Illinois at Chicago for 4 years. In 2003, Serdar
moved to Northwestern University and NMH and, since then, has recruited numerous MD or PhD
faculty, some of whom focus on steroid hormone-related pathology of endometriosis, uterine fibroids,
and intrauterine growth retardation. His research team has introduced aromatase inhibitors as a new
class of drugs to treat endometriosis and pelvic pain and been awarded over a total of 60 million dollars
of research funding in the areas of uterine, breast and placental disorders. Bulun’s exceptional
achievements have earned many notable recognitions including his election to the National Academy of
Medicine in 2015. He has been serving as the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at
Northwestern University since 2012. Subsequently, the clinical, training and research programs of the
Department have been substantially expanded and are widely acknowledged.