Dr. Brian Tullius ’03 MA ’04

Biology and Philosophy

Dr. Brian Tullius knew he wanted to be a doctor when he arrived at Franciscan University, but he loved his philosophy classes so much that he decided to major in both biology and philosophy.

Although studying philosophy was not the usual path to a career in medicine, Brian believes it made him the doctor he is today.

“What makes me unique as a physician is that I bring that philosophy of the human person, a Catholic sensibility of the humanities, into the way I practice medicine.”

In his office, pictures of St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta remind him daily not to be satisfied with mediocrity in patient care and that every person he encounters is Jesus.

“It’s what flavors my work as a scientist, too.”

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