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Melissa Ulas, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Director, Clinical Chemistry

Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories, Temple Health - Chestnut Hill Hospital Campus

Melissa Ulas
About Me

Research Interests

  • Minimally invasive diagnostic techniques
  • Flow cytometry applications in hematologic malignancies
  • Newborn screening tests
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Post Graduate Training, Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • MD, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Additional Training

  • Clinical Chemist, CC(NRCC)
  • Flow Cytometry Specialist, SCYM(ASCP)CM
  • Certified Health Coach, CHC(NSHC)


  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • American Medical Association(AMA)

Selected Publications

1. Lee I, Hilliard, B., Ulas, M., Yu, D., Vangala, C., Rao, S., Lee, J., Gadegbeku, C.A., Cohen, P.L. Monocyte and Plasma Expression of TAM Ligand and Receptor in Renal Failure; Links to Unregulated Immunity and Chronic Inflammation. Journal of Clinical Immunology. 2015, Jun; 158(2): (231-241).
Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25814173. Pub Status: Published.

2. Hilliard, B.A., Zizzo, G., Ulas, M., Linan, M.K., Schreiter, J., Cohen, P.L. (2014, March 21). Increased Expression of Mer Tyrosine Kinase in Circulating Dendritic Cells and Monocytes of Lupus Patients: Correlations with Plasma Interferon Activity and Steroid Therapy., Pub Status: Published.

3. Ulas, M. Development of Neonatal Screening in Turkey. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 2009, Mar; 42(4-5): 339. Pub Status: Published.

4. Ulas, M., Eren, N., Babalik, E., Yucel, N., Gurmen, T. The Comparison of the Angiographically Defined Coronary Atherosclerosis Scores and the Levels of Serum Dehydroepiandrosterone. Turkish Clinics Journal of Cardiology. 2003, Sep; 16(5): (384-391).
Pub Status: Published.