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Benjamin P. Soule, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Allergy and Immunology

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


2008, NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence
2008, American Association of Cancer Research Scholar In-Training Award
2005-2007, Cancer Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health
2003, Golden Apple Award Nomination, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
1997-2001, Deans List, St. George's University
1997, Iota Epsilon Alpha Academic Honor Society



Zarember KA, Soule BP Gallin JI. Chronic granulomatous disease from lethal pediatric mystery to complex chronic disease. In: St. Georgiev V, editor. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH: Volume 2: Impact on Global Health. New York: Humana Press; 2009.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2010-present, Reviewer, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2008-present, Associate Reviewer, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
March 2009, Invited Reviewer, Neuromuscular Disorders

Academic committees

2008-2010, Allergy and Immunology Residency Review Committee, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)


Memberships in professional organizations

2010-present, Clinical Immunology Society
2008-present, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
2007-present, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
2006-present, American College of Physicians
2006-present, American Association of Immunologists
2006, Oxygen Club of Greater Washington D.C.

Original Papers


Saleh AD, Savage JE, Cao L, Soule BP, Ly D, DeGraff W, et al. Cellular stress induced alterations in microRNA let-7a and let-7b expression are dependent on p53. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e24429. Epub 2011 Oct 11.Cited in PubMed; PMID 22022355. Read the article

MacCannell T, Umscheid CA, Agarwal RK, Lee I, Kuntz G, Stevenson KB, et al. Guideline for the prevention and control of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks in healthcare settings. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Oct;32(10):939-69. Epub 2011 Sep 1. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21931246. No abstract available.

O'Grady NP, Alexander M, Burns LA Dellinger EP, Garland J, Heard SO, et al. Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections. Am J Infect Control. 2011 May;39(4 Suppl 1):S1-34. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21511081. No abstract available.

O'Grady NP, Alexander M, Burns LA, Dellinger EP Garland J, Heard SO, et al. Summary of recommendations: guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 May;52(9):1087-99. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21467014.  No abstract available.

O'Grady NP, Alexander M, Burns LA, Dellinger EP, Garland J, Heard SO, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 May;52(9):e 162-93. Epub 2011 Apr 1. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21460264. No abstract available.


Kuhns DB, Alvord WG, Heller T, Feld JJ, Pike KM, Marciano BE, et al. Residual NADPH oxidase and survival in chronic granulomatous disease. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 30;363(27):2600-10. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21190454. Read the article

Soule BM. The journal's past. Am J Infect Control. 2010 Dec;38(10):761-2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21093689. No abstract available.

Gould CV, Unscheid CA, Agarwal RK, Kuntz G, Pegues DA, Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Guideline for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections 2009. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Apr;31(4):319-26. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20156062. No abstract available.

Soule BP Simone NL, DeGraff WG, Choudhuri R, Cook JA, Mitchell JB. Loratadine dysregulates cell cycle progression and enhances the effect of radiation in human tumor cell lines. Radiat Oncol. 2010 Feb 3;5-8. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20128919. Read the article 


O'Boyle C, Soule BM. Reflecting on the future of infection prevention and control: are we waiting or creating? Am J Infect Control. 2009 Oct;37(8):613-4. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19782248. No abstract available.

Simone NL, Soule BP Ly D, Saleh AD, Savage JE, Degraff W, et al. Ionizing radiation-induced oxidative stress alters miRNA expression. PLoS One. 2009 Jul 27;4(7):e6377. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19633716. Read the article

Posters and Presentations


Dan T, Ly D, Hewitt S, Soule B, Nowacki A, Gillespie J, et al. CD44s is prognostic in the NCI randomized trial on breast conservation with 25 year follow up [presentation]. ASCO Annual Meeting; 2010 Jun 4-8; Chicago, IL.

Simone C, Ly D, Soule B, Savage J Mitchell J, Simone N. TH2 cytokines mediate late radiation-induced fibrosis [poster presentation]. American Academy of Allergy Asthma and immunology 2010 Annual Meeting; 2010 Feb; New Orleans, LA.

Soule BM. Chronic granulomatous disease: topics in basic and clinical research [presentation]. Clinical Fellows’ Conference, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Allergy and Immunology Section; 2010 Feb 11; Philadelphia, PA.


Ly D, Savage J, Shankavaram U, Saleh A, Mitchell J, Soule B, et al. Interactions between mir-21 And its targets in radiation-induced fibrosis [poster presentation]. American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 51st Annual Meeting; 2009 Nov 1-5; Chicago, IL.

Soule BM. miRNA: novel regulators of gene expression [presentation]. Laboratory of Host Defenses Research Conference, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH; 2009 may 12; Bethesda, MD.

Saleh A, Ly D, Soule B, DeGraff W, Savage J, Mitchell J, et al. The response of the microRNA let-7b to ionizing radiation may involve p53 [poster presentation]. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 100th Annual Meeting; 2009 Apr 18-22; Denver, CO.

Ly D, Savage J, Sowers A, Soule B, Saleh A, Mitchell JB, et al. Altered microRNA expression after irradiation may regulate the radiation induced toxicity of fibrosis [poster presentation]. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 100th Annual Meeting; 2009 Apr 18-22; Denver, CO.

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