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Maurice A. Mufson, MD

Maurice A. Mufson, MD

1111 Ontario Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Phone: 304-638-1353

Assistant: Sheila McCallister
Phone: (304) 691-1050

Member Since: 1983

Member Status: Emeritus Fellow


Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Chairman Emeritus



Clinical Interest(s)

ethics of pratice of medicine

Research Interest(s)

  • molecular epidemiology of pneumococcus
  • viral and bacterial pneumonia
  • vaccines
  • respiratory tract viruses and diseases
  • influenza virus and disease

Current / Former SSCI Roles


About Maurice A. Mufson, MD

A native of New York City, Dr. Mufson graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, and from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City. In 1976, Dr. Mufson was named the first Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Marshall University School of Medicine. He became Chairman Emeritus in 2000. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, a member of many national medical societies, and of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical academic honor society. He was a Visiting Scientist in the Virology Department of Karolinska Institute School of Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, during the 1984-1985 academic year.

His national and international honors include: In 1986, Marshall University named him the University Scholar (the Meet-the-Scholar Award) and in 1989 the Marshall Sigma-Xi Society named him the Outstanding Researcher of the Year. During the 1996-1997 academic year, Dr. Mufson served as President of the Association of Professors of Medicine, the organization of Chairs of Departments of Medicine of US medical schools, and as Past-President the following year. The West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians gave him its Laureate Award in January 1994. In April 1997, New York University School of Medicine selected him to receive the Solomon A. Berson Alumni Achievement Award in Health Science. The American College of Physician's awarded him a Mastership in April 1998. Dr. Mufson was the Keynote Speaker at the 2020 Commencement/Investiture of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Marshall University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science in May 2020.

Dr. Mufson's research interests include studies mainly of viruses causing respiratory tract diseases, especially influenza viruses, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza viruses and rhinoviruses; studies of virus vaccines, especially influenza and respiratory syncytial vaccines and rhinovirus vaccines; and, epidemiologic studies of viruses causing respiratory tract diseases and clinical characteristics of these illnesses in children and adults. During his five decades on academic medicine, he has conducted many studies on viruses causing respiratory tract diseases and during the past 15 years he has served as the Principal Investigator of the University Physicians Internal Medicine vaccine site and participated in numerous clinical trials of vaccines for influenza viruses, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses.

Additionally, Dr. Mufson has conducted clinical and epidemiologic studies of bacteria that cause pneumonia, especially Streptococcus pneumoniae; and of pneumococcal vaccine and other bacterial vaccines. He has conducted studies of HIV and AIDS; antibiotic treatment and antibiotic resistance; and, ethics and professionalism. He has published more than 200 original articles, reviews and book chapters in the scientific literature. Clinical Infectious Diseases named him a co-recipient of the Louis Weinstein Award for the best clinical article published in the journal between July 1993 and June 1994.

Dr. Mufson has been a member of the SSCI since 1983 and has served as section editor of the Editorial Board of The American Journal of the Medical Sciences from 1988 to 2017.


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