8861-Fulkerson, Zachary

Zachary Fulkerson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

CL 630
Indianapolis, IN


I chose IU because of the breadth of clinical and research experience.  We routinely round at four different hospitals.  IU University Hospital is a quaternary referral center with incredibly complex patients.  At the VA, I have extensive exposure to outpatient procedures including EBUS and navigational bronchoscopy.  Eskenazi Hospital is our county hospital and a place that is in large part fellow-led.  Finally, Methodist Hospital is our semi-private hospital that allows for exposure to different modalities of practicing medicine.  Methodist itself is one of the top 10 largest hospitals in the nation.    In short, the clinical opportunities here are immense.

Key Publications

  1. Cochard E, Fulkerson Z, Carlos WG. Implementation of a point-of-care ultrasound skills practicum for hospitalists. Ultrasound. July 2018
  2. Kutkut I, Vater L, Goldman M, et al. Thrombocytopenia and disseminated histoplasmosis in immunocompetent adults. Clin case reports. 2017;5(12):1954-1960.
  3. Fulkerson Z, Wu T, Sunkara M, Kooi CV, Morris AJ, Smyth SS. Binding of autotaxin to integrins localizes lysophosphatidic acid production to platelets and mammalian cells. J Biol Chem. 2011;286(40).
  4. Hausmann J, Kamtekar S, Christodoulou E, et al. Structural basis of substrate. discrimination and integrin binding by autotaxin. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2011;18(2)
  5. Morris AJ, Panchatcharam M, Cheng HY, et al. Regulation of blood and vascular cell function by bioactive lysophospholipids. J Thromb Haemost. 2009;7(SUPPL. 1).
  6. Pamuklar Z, Federico L, Liu S, et al. Autotaxin/lysopholipase D and lysophosphatidic acid regulate murine hemostasis and thrombosis. J Biol Chem. 2009;284(11):7385-7394.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Education
    2013 MD University of Kentucky
    2012 PhD University of Kentucky
    2006 BA&BS University of Kentucky
  • Research

    I have projects involving quality of life in patients with pulmonary hypertension.  I am also deeply involved in education at the undergraduate, resident, and fellow level.  My specific interests include teaching ultrasonography, improving methods of disseminating educational material, and improving means by which we teach research methods among fellows.

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