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

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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 anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Chicago, where he also completed fellowship training in Thoracic and Surgical Pathology.


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



    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021
    Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at University of Chicago Medical Center

    07/01/2017 - 06/30/2020
    Residency in Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at University of Chicago Medical Center

    06/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
    Internship in Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at University of Chicago Medical Center

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    Duchossois Family Institute Research Fellowship
    Sponsor: University of Chicago, Duchossois Family Institute

    2019 - 2020
    Wissler Fellowship Award
    Sponsor: University of Chicago Medicine, Department of Pathology

    Edward Cohen Award
    Sponsor: Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Illinois

    Richard Finkelstein Award
    Sponsor: American Society of Microbiology

    2010 - 2011
    American Heart Association Research Grant
    Sponsor: American Heart Association

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    Journal Articles

    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. "Lymphatic coagulation and neutrophil extracellular traps in lung-draining lymph nodes of COVID-19 decedents." Blood advances.. 2022 Aug 17; Epub 2022 Aug 17.

    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. "Donor Leukocyte Trafficking During Human Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion" . Clinical Transplantation. 2022; .

    Kanelidis AJ, Miller P, Prabhu N, Dela Cruz MJ, Alenghat FJ, McMullen P, Sarswat N, Derman BA, Polonsky TS, DeCara JM. "ATTR Cardiomyopathy Meets Multiple Myeloma: The Importance of Cardiac Biopsy." JACC. CardioOncology.. 2021 Oct; 3(4):598-601. Epub 2021 Oct 19.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Listeria monocytogenes
    Book Title: Molecular Medical Microbiology
    Author List: PD McMullen, Nancy E. Freitag
    Edited By: Yi-Wei Tang, Max Sussman, Dongyou Liu, Ian Poxton, Joseph Schwartzman
    Published By: Academic Press 2015