Meet Perihan M. Ulema, D.O.
from Central Ohio Newborn Medicine

As a medical student, Dr. Peri Ulema became interested in neonatology because of the challenging academic atmosphere within the field. Inspired by her neonatology mentors, Dr. Ulema taught many classes during residency and fellowship. As an instructor, Dr. Ulema received numerous teaching awards, as well as recognition from nurses and nursing leadership for her guidance of medical learners.

Also an accomplished researcher, Dr. Ulema received a novice research grant from the Gerber Foundation and two University of Rochester grants to lead a successful clinical research project on the early biomarkers of language delay. Dr. Ulema was honored to present her work at the International Conference on Brain Monitoring & Neuroprotection in the Newborn in 2019.

Dr. Ulema grew up in New Jersey and has lived near the Jersey Shore for most of her life. She is honored to come from a diverse cultural background, and has visited and experienced many different regions across the world — she has lived in France, and spent the summers of her childhood visiting Turkey. Dr. Ulema speaks conversational French, some Turkish, and also has some understanding of the Tagalog (Filipino) language.

In her spare time, Dr. Ulema is a Harry Potter fan, and recently moved to Victorian Village in Columbus with her 9-month-old Boston Terrier puppy, Lily. She loves taking Lily on walks in the park, trying new restaurants, and attending art and food festivals.

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Level IV NICU)
  • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center (Level III NICU)
  • Mount Carmel East (Level III NICU)
  • Mount Carmel Grove City (Level III NICU)
  • Marion General Hospital (Level II Special Care Nursery)
  • Doctors Hospital (OhioHealth) (Level III NICU)

Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 2020

Residency, General Pediatrics
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ, 2017


Medical School
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ School of Osteopathic Medicine), Stratford, NJ, 2014

Graduate School
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Newark, NJ, 2010

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Certified
  • Basic Life Support Provider and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider, American Heart Association
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Osteopathic Association
    • American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians
  • Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • AAP Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • AAP Training and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN)

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