Dr Peter McCullough
Dr Peter McCullough is an internist, cardiologist, and epidemiologist who has been a leader in the medical response to COVID-19. In August of 2020 he published “Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection” in the American Journal of Medicine. This paper presented the first synthesis of sequenced multidrug treatment of ambulatory patients infected with the virus, and was subsequently updated in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine.
He has published 51 peer-reviewed papers on the infection, and has commented on the medical response in The Hill, America Out Loud, and FOX NEWS. He has testified twice in the US Senate and before several State Congressional Committees.
Dr McCullough’s message to lawmakers and the media has always been the urgent necessity to treat high-risk patients to help them avoid hospitalisation and death. His conviction has been guided by his Hippocratic Oath to treat the sick to the best of his ability and judgment.
Unfortunately, his work on early treatment was not welcomed by public health authorities or by the medical center at which he held a ranking position. The latter severed his long-term physician employment. Later he was also stripped of professorships at Texas A & M and Texas Christian University/University of North Texas Schools of Medicine, and removed from multiple pharmaceutical, National Institutes of Health, and medical society positions. All of these punitive actions were taken without courtesy communications or due process. He was later sued by his former institution for a temporary restraining order to effectively silence him in the media.
In spite of suffering these penalties, Dr McCullough has continued his academic and clinical efforts in combating SARS-CoV-2, for which he has reviewed thousands of reports, and participated in several scientific congresses. He is now among the world’s foremost experts on COVID-19. He lives with his wife in Dallas.