Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics
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, including stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients. I am involved in numerous clinical trials involving anti-infectives, in both the immunocompromised population and in situations involving other pediatric infections. 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.

Clinical Focus

Transplant infectious diseases; Infections in immunocompromised pediatric patients


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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