Faculty Profile

Bio-Susan McLellan

  • Dr. McLellan is Professor in the Infectious Diseases Division at UTMB, Medical Director of the Biocontainment Treatment Unit, Director of Biosafety for Research-related Infectious Pathogens, and Director of the Special Pathogens Excellence in Clinical Treatment, Readiness, and Education (SPECTRE) program. After training in internal medicine, pediatrics, and infectious diseases, she returned to Tulane where she held joint appointments in the School of Medicine and in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine before being recruited to UTMB in 2018. She has over 25 years of experience in medical and public health education and in the clinical care of and public health response to emerging infectious diseases. She has participated in outbreak and disaster response in various resource-poor settings, including as a clinical consultant for WHO during the West Africa and DRC Ebola outbreaks, providing direct care as well as assessment of treatment units and support of clinical trials of medical therapies. In her position at UTMB her focus is on improving the clinical care of individuals infected with high containment pathogens in both high and low resource settings and in developing programs for integrated response to pandemic threats, including the rapid scale up of research during outbreaks.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Tulane University School of Medicine - New Orleans, LA, 1988


    Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, LAC+USC Women's Hospital - Los Angeles, CA, 1989


    Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, LAC-University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA, 1990

    Pediatrics, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami - Miami, FL, 1992


    Internal Medicine, LAC-University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA, 1993

    Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine - Atlanta, GA, 1995