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Phillip D. McMullen, M.D., Ph.D.

Phillip D. McMullen, M.D., Ph.D.


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About Me

Professional Background

Dr. McMullen is a board-certified pathologist who specializes in autopsy, thoracic, and cardiac pathology. He is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he completed both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He completed his residency training in a...
Dr. McMullen is a board-certified pathologist who specializes in autopsy, thoracic, and cardiac pathology. He is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he completed both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He completed his residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Chicago, where he also completed fellowship training in Thoracic and Surgical Pathology.

Faculty Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)



Duchossois Family Institute Research Fellowship. 2020

Wissler Fellowship Award. 2019 - 2020

Edward Cohen Award. 2016

Richard Finkelstein Award. 2013

American Heart Association Research Grant. 2010 - 2011


Infectious disease pathology, host-pathogen interactions, roles of platelets and megakaryocytes in infections


Journal Articles

Lymphatic coagulation and neutrophil extracellular traps in lung-draining lymph nodes of COVID-19 decedents.

MacDonald ME, Weathered RK, Stewart EC, Magold AI, Mukherjee A, Gurbuxani S, Smith H, McMullen P, Mueller J, Husain AN, Mateos Salles C, Briquez PS, Rouhani SJ, Yu J, Trujillo JA, Pyzer AR, Gajewski TF, Sperling AI, Kilarski WW, Swartz MA

Blood advances.. 2022 August 17 Epub 08/17/2022.

Donor Leukocyte Trafficking During Human Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

Lee, A.; Edobor, A.; Wigakumar, T.; Lysandrou, M.; Johnston, L.K.; McMullen, P.D.; Mirle, V.; Diaz, A.; Piech, R.; Rose, R.; Jendrisak, M.; di Sabato, D.; Shanmugarajah, K.; Fung, J.; Donington, J.; Madariaga, M.L.

Clinical Transplantation. 2022; .

ATTR Cardiomyopathy Meets Multiple Myeloma: The Importance of Cardiac Biopsy.

Kanelidis AJ, Miller P, Prabhu N, Dela Cruz MJ, Alenghat FJ, McMullen P, Sarswat N, Derman BA, Polonsky TS, DeCara JM

JACC. CardioOncology.. 2021 October 3 (4):598-601. Epub 10/19/2021.

A series of COVID-19 autopsies with clinical and pathologic comparisons to both seasonal and pandemic influenza.

McMullen P, Pytel P, Snyder A, Smith H, Vickery J, Brainer J, Guzy R, Wu D, Schoettler N, Adegunsoye A, Sperling A, Hart J, Alpert L, Chang A, Gurbuxani S, Krausz T, Husain AN, Mueller J

The journal of pathology. Clinical research.. 2021 September 7 (5):459-470. Epub 05/07/2021.

Entrapped Megakaryocytes in the Microvasculature of Brain Tissues are not Specific to COVID-19 but can be Seen Across a Spectrum of Acute Lung Injuries.

McMullen P, Smith H, Pytel P

Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology.. 2021 August 17 Epub 08/17/2021.

Pulmonary parenchymal changes in COVID-19 survivors.

Diaz A, Bujnowski D, McMullen P, Lysandrou M, Ananthanarayanan V, Husain AN, Freeman R, Vigneswaran WT, Ferguson MK, Donington J, Madariaga ML, Abdelsattar ZM

The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2021 July 31 Epub 07/31/2021.

Objective Visual Analog Scale for Biopsy Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Clinical Practice.

Boylan KE, Patrey S, McMullen PD, Tesic V, Weber CR, Hart J, Setia N

The American journal of surgical pathology.. 2021 May 145 (5):672-679. Epub 1900 01 01.

Platelet-rich aggregates in MNC collection circuit.

Amin N, Cho JH, McMullen P, Uraizee I, Wool G, Su L

Transfusion.. 2021 April 61 (4):1010-1011. Epub 03/04/2021.

A Descriptive and Quantitative Immunohistochemical Study Demonstrating a Spectrum of Platelet Recruitment Patterns Across Pulmonary Infections Including COVID-19.

McMullen PD, Cho JH, Miller JL, Husain AN, Pytel P, Krausz T

American journal of clinical pathology.. 2021 February 11155 (3):354-363. Epub 1900 01 01.

Printculture of Surgical Pathology and Autopsy Specimens.

McMullen PD, Tesic V, Pytel P

American journal of clinical pathology.. 2019 November 4152 (6):747-756. Epub 1900 01 01.

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Maxillary Sinus with USP6 Rearrangement: Case Report of a Rare Entity and Review of the Literature.

McMullen PD, Bridge JA, Blair EA, Yang CW, Collins J, Cipriani NA

Head and neck pathology.. 2019 September 13 (3):281-285. Epub 08/03/2018.

The performance of Luminex ARIES Flu A/B & RSV and Cepheid Xpert Flu/RSV XC for the detection of influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus in prospective patient samples.

McMullen P, Boonlayangoor S, Charnot-Katsikas A, Beavis KG, Tesic V

Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology.. 2017 October 95 :84-85. Epub 09/05/2017.

Assessing bacterial invasion of cardiac cells in culture and heart colonization in infected mice using Listeria monocytogenes.

McMullen PD, Freitag NE

Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE.. 2015 May 27 (99):e52497. Epub 05/27/2015.

PrfA-like transcription factor gene lmo0753 contributes to L-rhamnose utilization in Listeria monocytogenes strains associated with human food-borne infections.

Salazar JK, Wu Z, McMullen PD, Luo Q, Freitag NE, Tortorello ML, Hu S, Zhang W

Applied and environmental microbiology.. 2013 September 79 (18):5584-92. Epub 07/08/2013.

SHIV antigen immunization alters patterns of immune responses to SHIV/malaria coinfection and protects against life-threatening SHIV-related malaria.

Frencher JT, Ryan-Pasyeur BK, Huang D, Wang RC, McMullen PD, Letvin NL, Collins WE, Freitag NE, Malkovsky M, Chen CY, Shen L, Chen ZW

The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2013 July 15208 (2):260-70. Epub 04/08/2013.

Genome sequence of Listeria monocytogenes 07PF0776, a cardiotropic serovar 4b strain.

McMullen PD, Gillaspy AF, Gipson J, Bobo LD, Skiest DJ, Freitag NE

Journal of bacteriology.. 2012 July 194 (13):3552. Epub 1900 01 01.

Actin polymerization drives septation of Listeria monocytogenes namA hydrolase mutants, demonstrating host correction of a bacterial defect.

Alonzo F, McMullen PD, Freitag NE

Infection and immunity.. 2011 April 79 (4):1458-70. Epub 01/24/2011.


Molecular Medical Microbiology (2015)

Chapter: Listeria monocytogenes

Authors: PD McMullen, Nancy E. Freitag

Publisher: Academic Press 2015