Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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William J Muller, MD, PhD

William J Muller, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

Focus of Work


My primary clinical interest is in infections in immunocompromised patients. I also study the pathogenesis of viral encephalitis, using models which focus on host-pathogen interactions in neurologic disease due to herpes simplex virus in newborns. I am involved in clinical trials, development of vaccine candidates, and on the use of HSV as oncolytic virotherapy.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Pennsylvania (1991)
  • MD: Emory University (2001)
  • Residency: University of Colorado Health Science Center, Pediatrics (2004)
  • Fellowship: University of Washington School of Medicine, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases (2007)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics