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Philana Ling Lin, MD, MSC

Job Title Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-7438 Phone
412-692-7016 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1996 Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), Rootstown, OH
 2004 Master's in Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


2000 University of Chicago Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases  


  • Neu/Bayer Research Grant, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • NIH Postdoctoral Trainee Award, Molecular Microbial Persistence and Pathogenesis Program, University of Pittsburgh
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Scientific Program Award


  • Olarte L, Barson WJ, Lin PL, Romero JR, Tan TQ, Givner LB, Bradley JS, Hoffman JA, Hulten KG, Mason EO, Kaplan SL. Impact of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on pneumococcal meningitis in children. Clin Infect Dis. 2015. Accepted for publication.
  • Coleman MT, Maiello P, Tomko J, Frye LJ, Fillmore D, Janssen C, Klein E, Lin PL. Early changes by 18F-PET CT predict outcome after M.tuberculosis infection in cynomolgus macaques. Infect Immun 2014; 82:2400-4.
  • Lin PL*, Ford CB*, Coleman MT, Myers AJ, Gawande R, Loerger T, Sacchettini J, Fortune SM, Flynn JL. Sterilization of granulomas is common in both active and latent tuberculosis despite extensive within-host variability in bacterial killing. Nature Medicine 2014; 1:75-9. *Co-first authors.

    View Dr. Lin's full list of publications from PubMed.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • TNF and Granuloma Formation in Tuberculosis
  • Role of CD4 Lymphocytes in acute and latent M. tuberculosis infection
  • Epidemiology of invasive pneumocorral disease in children
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April 20, 2015
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Last Update
April 20, 2015