John Patrick Cullen, Ph.D.

John Patrick Cullen, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-5666
Lab: (585) 273-1704
Fax: (585) 756-7819

Professional Bio

Dr. Cullen received his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, followed by a PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from the Queen's University of Belfast, Ireland. His postdoctoral training was completed in the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center from 1999-2002. Currently, he is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Basic and Translational Research Division. His research interests focus on the effects of patterns on alcohol consumption on the development of atherosclerosis and on monocyte activation in relation to sepsis, MODS and mortality after surgery, injury or infection.

Awards & Honors (National)

Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award Finalist | Research Society on Alcoholism 2008
New Investigator Award | American Heart Association: ATVB Council 2002
Merit Award for Young Investigators | American Heart Association: ATVB Council 2002
Travel Award | International Society for Heart Research 1998

Awards & Honors (Local)

Community Champion | Empire State Pride Agenda 2015
Presidential Diversity Award | University of Rochester 2014
Director's Award | The George Washington University | Washington, D.C. 2014
Distinguished Leadership Award | American Heart Association 2012
Board President, American Heart Association, Rochester Division, New York 2011
Travel Award | British Pharmacological Society 1997

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 24 available »

2015 Aug
Doyle AJ, Redmond EM, Gillespie DL, Knight PA, Cullen JP, Cahill PA, Morrow DJ. "Differential expression of Hedgehog/Notch and transforming growth factor-? in human abdominal aortic aneurysms." Journal of vascular surgery. 2015 Aug; 62(2):464-70. Epub 2014 Apr 24.
2015 Mar
Kumar NG, Clark A, Roztocil E, Caliste X, Gillespie DL, Cullen JP. "Fibrinolytic activity of endothelial cells from different venous beds." The Journal of surgical research. 2015 Mar; 194(1):297-303. Epub 2014 Sep 28.
Caliste, X.A.; Clark, A.L.; Doyle, A.J.; Cullen, J.P.; Gillespie, D.L. "The incidence of contralateral iliac venous thrombosis after stenting across the iliocaval confluence in patients with acute or chronic venous outflow obstruction." Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 2014; . Link
2013 Aug
Redmond EM, Hamm K, Cullen JP, Hatch E, Cahill PA, Morrow D. "Inhibition of patched-1 prevents injury-induced neointimal hyperplasia." Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. 2013 Aug; 33(8):1960-4. Epub 2013 Jun 13.
Gillespie, D.L.; Cullen J.P. "Genetics of Venous Disease". Phlebology Forum. 2012; : 12-14. Link

Current Appointments

Research Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Research (SMD) - Primary


Graduate Certificate | LGBT Health Policy and Practice | The George Washington University2014
PhD | Cardiovascular Pharmacology | Queens University of Belfast, Ireland1999
BSc (Hons) | Pharmacology | University of Edinburgh, Scotland1995

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Postdoctoral Fellow,University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. - Department of Surgery 2002