Maylene Xie, MD

  • Allergy/Immunology Fellow

Maylene Xie, MD is a current Allergy & Immunology fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She joined the Allergy & Immunology Fellowship upon completion of her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Xie received her undergraduate degree at Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Xie’s research interests are focused on hypogammaglobulinemia in lung-transplant patients. Primary immunodeficiencies often have known association with hypogammaglobulinemia which can predispose individuals to recurrent and severe infections. Less is understood about hypogammaglobulinemia found in association with chronic lung diseases or long term immunosuppression. She is currently investigating the association of hypogammaglobulinemia with chronic sinus and lung disease and its effect on transplant outcomes.  Additionally, Dr. Xie is interested in quality and improvement in medical education. During her residency she developed an enhanced outpatient curriculum involving peer-to-peer instruction to teach electronic health record utilization in resident ambulatory clinic. In fellowship, she continues to participate in and enjoy teaching medical students in their asthma curriculum and supervise residents rotating through allergy clinic. She most recently helped develop a telemedicine training protocol for fellows in Allergy & Immunology at her institution. 

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
  • Greater Pittsburgh Allergy Asthma & Immunology Society
  • Clinical Immunology Society

Education & Training

  • BS, Psychology, Yale University, 2012
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2016
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2019
  • Fellowship in Allergy/Immunology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2019-Present

Selected Publications

Traister, R. S., Coffey, K., Xie, M., Van Meerbecke, S., Pilewski, J. M., Sorensen, R. U., & Petrov, A. A. (2020). Evaluation of humoral immunity in end-stage lung disease. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Xie, M., Lee, J., Crespo, M., Fajt, M. L., Shigemura, N., Pilewski, J. M., & Petrov, A. A. (2019). Successful Lung Transplantation in a Patient with Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Journal of clinical immunology, 1-3.

Petrov, A. A., Traister, R. S., Crespo, M. M., Silveira, F. P., Xie, M., Coffey, K., ... & Pilewski, J. M. (2018). A Prospective Observational Study of Hypogammaglobulinemia in the First Year After Lung Transplantation. Transplantation direct, 4(8).

Torregrossa, M. M., Xie, M., & Taylor, J. R. (2012). Chronic corticosterone exposure during adolescence reduces impulsive action but increases impulsive choice and sensitivity to yohimbine in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37(7), 1656.

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