Anthony Killeen

Mentor Interview

Dr. Anthony Killeen, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony Killeen, M.D., Ph.D. is currently an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Killeen is boarded by the American Board of Pathology (Clinical and Chemical Pathology), the American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Molecular Genetics) and the American Board for Clinical Chemistry (Molecular Diagnostics).

Dr. Killeen earned his B.Sc. and medical degrees at the National University of Ireland. He completed a residency in Laboratory Medicine and a Fellowship in Chemical Pathology at the University of Minnesota. During his residency and fellowship years Dr. Killeen also earned a Ph.D. in Pathobiology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Killeen served in the Department of Pathology and became Director of the Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics laboratories at the University of Michigan Medical School in 1993. In 2002 he returned to the University of Minnesota’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology as Director of Clinical Laboratories.

Dr. Killeen has maintained an active NIH funded research program and has authored over 50 peer reviewed articles, 9 book chapters, served as editor of the Protocols in Molecular Pathology text and authored the Principles in Molecular Pathology textbook. Dr. Killeen is the holder of many prestigious awards including most recently the Lansky Leadership Award (2004) and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2008) both from the College of American Pathologists. Importantly Dr. Killeen has been very active within his professional societies including the AACC serving on both the 2001 and 2004 AACC Annual Meeting Organizing Committees (AMOC) and most recently serving as the 2011 AMOC Chair.