Dr. Mark R. Cullen – Mesothelioma Doctor – Professor of General Internal Medicine

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Stanford School of Medicine

300 Pasteur Drive

Stanford, California 06510

Phone: 650.721.6296

Email Address: mrcullen@stanford.edu

Currently at Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Mark R. Cullen was Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Cullen completed his A.B. at Harvard University in 1971. He received his Medical Degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1976. Dr. Cullen continued at Yale-New Haven Hospital University to complete his Residency in Internal Medicine. He became board certified in Internal Medicine in 1979. In 1980, he joined the faculty at Yale University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Cullen became board certified in Preventative Medicine in 1986.

Dr. Cullen’s clinical activities include occupational and environmental diseases, focusing on in endocrine and hematologic effects and the problem of chemical sensitivities. His research activities include: asbestos and cancer, chronic beryllium disease, isocyanate asthma, work organization and occupational injury and diseases.

Dr. Cullen’s teaching interests focused on introducing modem occupational and environmental medicine concepts of clinical epidemiology as a counterpart to the prevailing approaches of populational epidemiology and animal toxicology. In 1979, his efforts in the area of teaching helped to establish the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program in 1979 within the Department of Internal Medicine. In 1985, his efforts also led to the establishment of the OEM Fellowship.

Dr. Cullen is known in the medical community as a medical professional who championed the recognition of occupational and environmental medicine as a serious subspecialty. He is a member of the MacArthur Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health and in 1997 Dr. Cullen was named to the Board of Scientific Counselors at NIOSH and elected to the Institute of Medicine . Also in 1997, he was awarded a Public Health Service (PHS) research grant. The grant was awarded to help develop methods for the diagnosis and control of occupational asthma in auto body shop workers and also to determine immunologic markers for sensitization to isocyanates.

Dr. Cullen is on several committees at the Institute of Medicine , and he has been a peer reviewer on publications concerning the Persian Gulf War and Agent Orange. In addition, Dr. Cullen has numerous publications to his credit. Besides publishing in dozens of medical and scientific journals, he co-edits both the first and second editions of the Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Cullen currently serves as consultant to large corporations, and he and is a leader in developing research collaborations between the academic and private areas.