Megan Freeman, MD, PhD

Megan Freeman MD

Hometown: Lexington, KY

College/Medical School: University of Kentucky/Vanderbilt University

Residency: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Career/Research Interests: I plan to run a lab and see patients on the Peds ID Consult service. I’m interested in cell biology of viral infections, in particular in enteroviruses and how they get from the primary site of replication in the gut to other locations where they cause disease, such as the CNS (AFM), skin (HFMD), and the heart (myocarditis).

Honors/Awards: Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Fellowship Program in Basic and Translational Research, 2019 1st year fellow of the year awarded by graduating residents


Current Scholarly Project: Investigating host cellular response of EV-D68 infection

Career Goals: Physician Scientist – plan to lead a research team and see patients on the ID consult service

Scholarly Mentors: Carolyn Coyne, PhD

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, gardening, yoga, musical theatre

S.O./Married/Kids/Pets: Married to Tanner (a pathology resident) and we have a Boston terrier/Shih tzu mix named Yazoo.

Travel/Languages: I’ll go most anywhere happily.

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