Scott Kulich, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Dr. Kulich is a member of the Division of Pathology at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and the Division of Neuropathology.

Office Location:
PUH: Scaife Hall, Room A724.1
VA: Room 2NE120
Contact Information:
Office Telephone (PUH): 412-647-7127
Office Telephone (VA): 412-360-6548
Fax: 412-647-5602


  • PhD - Medical College of Wisconsin, 1994
  • MD - Medical College of Wisconsin, 1996

Clinical Expertise

  • Chief of Transfusion Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Chief of Molecular Anatomic Pathology, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Acting Laboratory Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center Butler

Selected Publications

View Dr. Kulich's publications on PubMed

  • SM Kulich, C Horbinski, M Patel, CT Chu (2007) 6-hydroxydopamine induces mitochondrial ERK activation. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 43:372-383. PMID: 17602953
  • RK Dagda, JH Zhu, SM Kulich, & CT Chu (2008) Mitochondrially localized ERK2 regulates mitophagy and autophagic cell stress induced by 6-hydroxydopamine. Autophagy. 4:770-82. PMID: 18594198
  • RK Dagda, SJ Cherra III, SM Kulich, A Tandon, D Park, & CT Chu (2009) Loss of PINK1 function promotes mitophagy through effects on oxidative stress and mitochondrial fission. J. Biol. Chem. 280:13843-55 PMID: 19279012
  • SJ Cherra III, SM Kulich, G Uechi, M Balasubramani, J Liu, BW Day, & CT Chu (2010) Regulation of the autophagy protein LC3 by phosphorylation. . J. Cell Biol. 190:533-39. PMID: 20713600