Dr. Philip A. McHale ’58

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Wall of Fame Class of 2008

Dr. Philip A. McHale ‘58 is an Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine since 1986 and Director of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program since 2001. Dr. McHale has also served the University of Oklahoma in various capacities in the Deans’ offices, both in curriculum and student affairs. In addition, he is director of a program at the university that assists Native Americans in preparing for admission to medical school. From 1972 to 1985, he held several teaching positions at the Duke University Medical Center and also served as research physiologist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. McHale has authored many research papers on cardiovascular functions, has spoken at symposiums and has published numerous scientific articles as well as chapters in books. He serves as a member of numerous professional societies and in the early days of his career was a third place winner in the prestigious Young Investigators Award Competition for the American College of Cardiology. Dr. McHale earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona, a Ph.D. degree in physiology from Duke University and served in the United States Navy.

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