Dr. Ulualp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in pediatric otolaryngology with a special emphasis on the care of children with obstructive sleep apnea, dysphagia, and otitis media.

Dr. Ulualp earned his medical degree at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School. He completed a residency in otorhinolaryngology at the Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul.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.

Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with a subcertification in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology, Dr. Ulualp joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007.

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 was recognized as a Best Doctor in Dallas by D Magazine.

Dr. Ulualp’s research interests include obstructive sleep apnea, pediatric airway, voice and swallowing disorders, outcomes analysis for pediatric otolaryngologic disorders and pediatric safety and quality improvement. Dr. Ulualp is on the Editorial Board of multiple scientific journals and serves as ad hoc reviewer for more than 15 journals. He has over 90 peer-reviewed and invited scholarly articles and book chapters.

Dr Ulualp is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the Society for ENT Advancements in Children, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Dysphagia Research Society and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery


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
  • Pediatric Safety and Quality Improvement


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Effect of Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy on Isolated Sleep Associated Hypoventilation in Children.
Saadeh C, Ulualp SO, Laryngoscope 2020 Sep
Outcomes of Tongue Base Reduction and Lingual Tonsillectomy for Residual Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea after Adenotonsillectomy.
Ulualp S, Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Oct 23 4 e415-e421
Comparative Assessment of Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy Scoring Systems in Pediatric Sleep Apnea.
Tejan J, Medina M, Ulualp SO Laryngoscope 2019 Jan
Multimodality assessment of upper airway obstruction in children with persistent obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy.
Clark C, Ulualp SO Laryngoscope 2016 Jul
The current state of pediatric drug-induced sleep endoscopy.
Friedman NR, Parikh SR, Ishman SL, Ruiz AG, El-Hakim H, Ulualp SO, Wootten CT, Koltai PJ, Chan DK Laryngoscope 2016 Jun

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
    Children's Health Medical Center (2019)
  • Chief Resident Appreciation Award
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2019)
  • Provider of the Month
    Children's Health Medical Center (2016)
  • Mom Approved Pediatrician
    Dallas Child Magazine (2012)
  • 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