He received his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and pursued a subspecialty fellowship in reproductive endocrinology-infertility at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he then worked as an assistant professor for seven years. Thereafter, he served as director of reproductive endocrinology-infertility at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine for four years.
Since 2003, Dr. Bulun has set up the new Division of Reproductive Biology Research at the Feinberg School, and recruited and mentored 15 new faculty who focus on steroid hormone-related pathology of endometrium, uterine fibroids, breast cancer, and intrauterine growth retardation. Throughout his career, Dr. Bulun’s team has been awarded over $60 million of research funding in uterine, breast, and placental disorders. He served as the primary career development mentor for three MD-PhD students, four PhD students, and over 50 postdoctoral fellows.
In 2010, Dr. Bulun’s exceptional achievements earned him a National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT award. He is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians, the honor societies for physician-scientists, and is the 2015 president for the Society for Reproductive Investigation. He has served on numerous study sections for the NIH and other federal and private funding agencies. He has authored more than 200 original papers, review articles, and chapters, some of which were published in NEJM, PNAS, Nature Medicine, and Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. He is the editor-in-chief-elect of Seminars in Reproductive Medicine.