Personal & professional website of Patrick S. Phelan, medical & graduate student, statistics & philosophy enthusiast.


Patrick S. Phelan, B.A., (M.P.H.S.)
(B.A. Psychology, University of Arkansas '14)
(M.P.H.S. Clinical Epidemiology, completed '18-'19, to be awarded 2020)

I am a senior medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. I recently completed a Master of Population Health Sciences (M.P.H.S.) degree in clinical epidemiology and am entering my final clinical year, with dual-degree (M.D., M.P.H.S.) graduation anticipated for May 2020.

My clinical interests include general and preventive medicine, dermatology, urology, infectious disease, and nutrition and metabolism. My research interests include clinical dermatology, methodology in evidence-based medicine and biostatistics, and clinical reasoning. Other interests include medical ethics and medical education.

I judge my scientific alignment to be between Chaotic Neutral and Chaotic Good.

Other Profiles (ORCID)
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Patrick S. Phelan (ResearchGate)
Patrick S. Phelan (Twitter)
Patrick S. Phelan (Publons)

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This author not to be confused with:

Patrick J. Phelan, M.D. (General and Vascular Surgeon, Oregon)

Patrick E. Phelan, M.D. (Pediatrician, Illinois)

Patrick E. (Pat) Phelan, Ph.D. (Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, Arizona)

Peter S. (P. S.) Phelan, M.D. (Ophthalmologist (Retired), UK)

Patrick Phelan, B.A. (English, Haverford College '11,

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On my to-do list for this site is to set up commenting capabilities, but until then comments can be emailed for inclusion with blog posts (anonymously if desired). Send comments to my Gmail address (my first name + middle initial + lastname with no spaces or punctuation).

Site Design

Formatted using Pithy theme for GitHub Pages. Site construction was largely achieved by following Jonathan McGlone's guide.


I am not a licensed physician, and nothing on this website should be taken as medical advice. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my coauthors or of Washington University in St. Louis, and should not be assumed to be so.


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