Dr. Ulualp is a graduate of Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School. Upon completion of his Otorhinolaryngology residency training at the Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul, he conducted research at the Dysphagia Institute of Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed pediatric otolaryngology fellowship training at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York. He served as the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the Medical Director of Specialty Care Clinic at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston prior to joining UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Ulualp applies multidisciplinary team approach in his practice. His practice style is based on performing the assessment of the patient’s problem through careful listening and explaining the diagnosis and management in simple terms to achieve mutual understanding. Dr. Ulualp is an author and co-author of over 90 peer-reviewed and invited manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations.


Medical School
University of Istanbul (1992)
Haydarpasa Numune & Egitm & Arastirma Hastanesi (1996), Otolaryngology
State University of New York at Buffalo (2005), Pediatric Otolaryngology

Research Interest

  • Application of lasers in pediatric otolaryngology
  • Gastroesophageal reflux associated pediatric otolaryngologic disorder
  • Outcomes analysis for pediatric otolaryngologic disorders
  • Pediatric airway, swallowing, and voice Disorders
  • Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Bilateral atresia of submandibular duct orifices
Ulualp S, Rodriguez S, Hernandez J, Hay M. American Journal of Otolaryngology March 2007 28 184-186
Pharyngeal pH monitoring in infants with laryngitis
Ulualp SO, Rodriguez S, Shen J, Cunningham S, Holmes-Wright C. 2007 2007 137 776-779
Microdebrider removal of tracheal papilloma in the child with obstructed laryngeal inlet
Ulualp SO, Ryan MW, Wright ST The Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2007 121 1070-1072
Monitoring of gastric acid suppression in patients with extraesophageal reflux disease
Ulualp SO, Brodsky L. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2007 71 1849-1853
Spectrum of middle and inner ear abnormalities in infants with congenital heart defect
Ulualp SO, Wright CG, Roland PS Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2005 133 (2) 260-8

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Travel Grant (Mentor)
    American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (2007)
  • Poster Competition Second Place
    American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (2004)
  • Poster of Distinction
    American Gastroenterological Association (1998)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Adacemy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery
  • Dysphagia Research Society
  • Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children