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Meet Dr. Bugsu Ovunc Ovunc Pediatric Pulmonology at Modena Health In Torrance, CA

Bugsu Ovunc, MD PhD

Dr. Bugsu Ovunc is board-certified in pediatric pulmonology and pediatrics

Dr. Bugsu Ovunc

Dr. Ovunc's medical and academic credentials are exceptional. A graduate of Hacettepe University, Turkey's premier medical school, she distinguished herself early on by completing one of the country's first MD/PhD programs. Her postdoctoral research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor yielded significant contributions to genetics, amassing over 1200 citations. She did her clinical training at Boston Children's Hospital- the pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University California Irvine.

She is active staff at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center since 2019.

She is well versed in all areas of pediatric lung diseases including asthma, chronic cough, pneumonia, respiratory distress, bronchopulmonary dysplasia due to premature birth, apnea of prematurity, chronic lung disease, congenital malformations of the lung and chest, pulmonary hypertension, tracheostomy and ventilator management, restrictive lung disease and sleep disordered breathing/apnea. She performs fiberoptic bronchoscopy and bronchioalveolar lavage (BAL) procedures. As a result of her doctorate an post-doctorate training and research in genetics, she has a special interest in rare & genetic based lung diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) and Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).

She established the first & only Pediatric & Adult Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Clinic at Miller Children’s Hospital & Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and led an IRB-approved project on Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) as principal investigator.

She is active in the genomics working group of Children Interstitial Lung Disease Research Network (chILD-RN).

Dr. Ovunc is on the editorial board of Pediatric Pulmonology Journal.

Conditions Treated

As our newest Torrance Pediatric Pulmonologist, Dr. Bugsu Ovunc is very knowledgeable when it comes to treating these conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and apnea of prematurity
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Congenital malformations of the lung and chest
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Recurrent pneumonia (CF, PCD, non-CF bronchiectasis)
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Sleep disordered breathing/apnea
  • Tracheostomy/ ventilator dependence

at Modena Health

Dr. Ovunc customizes every treatment based on your child's needs. Fill out the form to submit a request for an appointment or call our office directly to speak with our patience concierge.

23600 Telo Ave Suite 130, Torrance, CA 90505