Personal & professional website of Patrick S. Phelan, physician-in-training, novice ethicist, statistics & philosophy enthusiast.

Published & In Press

Phelan, P. S., Nahmias, Z. P., Gordon, S. L., Mann, C. M. (in press). Visual case report. Cutis.

Phelan, P. S., Semenov, Y. R., Nahmias, Z. P. (in press). Worldwide seasonal variation in search volume for cutaneous warts from 2004 to 2019. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Advance online publication.

Phelan, P. S., Politi, M. C., Dy, C. J. (2020). How should the recovery process be shared between patients and clinicians?. AMA Journal of Ethics, 22(5), E380-387.

Phelan, P. S. (2020). Organizational ethics for US health care today. AMA Journal of Ethics, 22(3), E183-186.

Mull, J. L., Phelan, P. S., Mull, A. B., Russell, A. J., Hurst, E. A., Council, M. L. (2020). Squamous cell carcinoma of the hand: A retrospective study in immunosuppressed and immunocompetent individuals. Dermatologic Surgery. Advance online publication.

Phelan, P. S., Rosman, I. S., Council, M. L. (2019). Atypical fibroxanthoma: The Washington University experience. Dermatologic Surgery, 45(12), 1450-58.

Phelan, P. S., Council, M. L. (2018). Ethical considerations in the use of biopolymer sutures. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 30(4), 350-51.

Rogalski, B., Nahmias, Z. P., Phelan, P. S., Rosman, I. S., Council, M. L. (2018). A case report of chondroid syringoma on the nose in a young male of Middle Eastern descent. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 23(1), 90-91.

Phelan, P. S., Mull, J. L., Rajput, M. Z., Musiek, A. C. (2018). Concurrent metastases of papillary thyroid carcinoma to the scalp and Meckel’s cave. BMJ Case Reports, 1-5.

Kane, C. J. M., Phelan, K. D., Douglas, J. C., Wagoner, G., Johnson, J. W., Xu, J., Phelan, P. S., Drew, P. D. (2014). Effects of ethanol on immune response in the brain: Region-specific changes in adolescent versus adult mice. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(2), 384-391.


Phelan, P. S. (2018h). On the validity of metrics for defining penile distensibility phenotypes. International Journal of Impotence Research, 30, 361-63.

Phelan, P. S. (2018f). Chemopreventive potential of nicotinamide in Gilmore's Bayesian analysis. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 59(3), 236. Reply from S.J. Gilmore.

Phelan, P. S. (2018e). Synthesis of case reports for meta-assessment of causality. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, 23, 200.

Phelan, P. S. (2018d). The delta likelihood ratio does not incorporate study power. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 101, 128-9. Reply from N. Adams, with rejoinder.

Phelan, P. S. (2018c). The value of Bayes' theorem for pure likelihood clinical reasoning. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 24(4), 782-3.

Phelan, P. S. (2018b). Regarding minimal clinically relevant differences for superiority margins. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, 23(2), 80.

Phelan, P. S. (2018a). Distinguishing clinical versus pathological syndromes in "nutcracker" nosology. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, 55, 741. Reply from K. Ananthan.

Under Review & In Revision

Phelan, P. S., Kyllo, R. L., Pierre-Louis, M., Musiek, A. C. (2018). Case report. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Ko, J., Nahmias, Z. P., Phelan, P. S., Abner, S., Blackwell, K., Schaffer, A. (2018). Case report. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Works in Progress



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