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Craig A. Mullen, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2981

Fax: (585) 273-1039

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Pediatrics


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Childhood Cancer
Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts
Biological Therapies of Cancer
Use of Computer Technology To Improve Drug Compliance

Professional Background

Dr. Mullen serves as the Chief of the Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Division. He is also the Director the Fellowship Program. He has joint appointments as Professor in both the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Professor in the Department of Oncology.


Dr. Mullen current research work examines the bone marrow microenvironment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The current goal of the work is to identify the molecular mechanisms by which nonmalignant cells in the marrow microenvironment that provide antiapoptotic support for leukemia cells. Ultimately this may identify new "drug-able" targets that may improve leukemia therapy.



PHD | University of Chicago

MD | University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1994
Fellowship in Research at National Institutes of Health, NIH

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1992
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at National Institutes of Health, NIH

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1989
Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Medical Center of Dallas

07/01/1986 - 06/30/1987
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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Award for Second International Symposium on Minor Histocompatibility Antigens
Sponsor: International Congress of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

Dean's Excellence Award
Sponsor: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Location: University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center

American Association of Cancer Research
Sponsor: Upjohn Travel Award

Alpha Omega Alpha

Dr. Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Award (for the best PhD dissertation in biomedical research)
Location: University of Chicago

Phi Beta Kappa

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Journal Articles

Schenone D, Andolina JR, Rademacher B, Fountaine TJ, Edwards E, Nunez L, Qiu M, Sharma S, Mullen CA. "Gene Expression and Survival of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cells After Allogeneic Transplant." Anticancer research.. 2021 Jun; 41(6):2781-2793.

Kwiatkowski V; Franco AI; Cordisco MR;Mullen CA. "A case of a rapidly-changing skin lesion in an 11-year-old male". Pediatrics In Review. 2021; .

Usmani S, Sivagnanalingam U, Tkachenko O, Nunez L, Shand JC, Mullen CA. "Support of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells by nonmalignant bone marrow stromal cells." Oncology letters.. 2019 Jun; 17(6):5039-5049. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology: Part I
Book Title: Pediatric Oncology
Author List: Rodriguez N, Madden RM, Mullen CA
Edited By: Chan KW, Raney RB
Published By: Springer 2005 in New York, NY

Chapter Title: Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology: Part II
Book Title: Pediatric Oncology
Author List: Madden RM, Koontz-Webb S, Zhukovsky DS, Mullen CA
Edited By: Chan KW, Raney RB
Published By: Springer 2005 in New York, NY

Chapter Title: Cytosine deaminase as a suicide gene in cancer gene therapy
Book Title: Gene Therapy of Cancer
Author List: Mullen CA
Edited By: Lattime N, Gerson G
Published By: Academic Press 1998 in San Diego, CA



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