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

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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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



  • Pathology, Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology


MD | University of Illinois at Chicago

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

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.

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. "A series of COVID-19 autopsies with clinical and pathologic comparisons to both seasonal and pandemic influenza." The journal of pathology. Clinical research.. 2021 Sep; 7(5):459-470. Epub 2021 May 07.

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