Company: VA Boston Health Care System
Location: Winchester, Massachusetts, United States
Kilmer McCully, Pathologist at VA Boston Health Care System, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pathology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics.
As a trusted name in the field of medical education, Dr. McCully has prepared future medical professionals for generations. Since 1965, he has served as a physician within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has called upon that experience to teach at such institutions as the University of Connecticut, Brown University and Harvard Medical School. Since 2001, he has worked at the Annals of Clinical Laboratory Science at Brown University and as an associate clinical professor of pathology for Harvard Medical School. Since 1983, Dr. McCully has been an integral figure on the editorial board for Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology at Brown University. Earlier in his career, he gained experience as a biochemist with the National Institutes of Health and as a pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. McCully’s career has been dotted with achievements including his research and development of homocysteine theory of arteriosclerosis and the discovery of abnormal homocysteine thiolactone metabolism in cancer. He also holds patents for antineoplastic homocysteine thiolactone compounds. These kinds of discoveries, as well as his life’s work in education and pathology, have led to his recognition with such awards as the F. William Sunderman Diploma of Honor, the Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Faculty Research Award from the American Cancer Society and a Research Fellowship with the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. McCully prepared for a career in medicine by first earning an AB from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in 1955. He continued at Harvard Medical School, receiving an MD cum laude in 1959. Following this, he continued his medical education via an internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1960, he became an associate in biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health and then went on to fulfill a yearlong fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. On top of this, he became a research associate in genetics at Glasgow University and a research fellow of biology at Harvard University. He completed a residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was named with an Honorary MA Ad Eundem from Brown University in 1983.
Furthermore, Dr. McCully has authored several important works throughout his career. Some of these works include “Melatonin, Hyperhomocysteinemia, Thioretinaco Ozonide, Adenosyl Methionine and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Aging and Dementia” published in the Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science and “Altered Homocysteine Metabolism and Oxidative Metabolism Caused by Microbial Infection in Alzheimer’s Dementia and Atherosclerosis: A Strategy for Prevention,” for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition, he has maintained professional affiliation with the Harvard Musical Association, the American Society of Investigative Pathology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Association of Clinical Scientists.
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