Dr. Pullen studied bacteriology at the University of Michigan and received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School where he published his first of many peer reviewed scientific articles, as well as several books.
He continued his studies at Harvard Medical School, and at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, in the specialty of Otorhinolaryngology.
Dr. Pullen served in the United States Air Force as an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist and vice commander of the 7272 USAF Hospital where he obtained the rank of Major. Upon returning from service, he returned to academic medicine at the University of Miami; becoming a Clinical Professor in the Otolaryngology department and a consultant to the Surgeon General of the Air Force. In his private practice, he began treatment of allergic disease with the use of skin testing and oral and subcutaneous immunotherapy.
Dr. Pullen is a currently a Fellow with several leading medical organizations: American College of Surgeons; American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (emeritus); American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; and past president of the American Neurotology Society. He is a member of other prestigious and respected medical organizations including the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Pullen is also a recipient of the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology.