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D. Michael McMullan, MD, FACS
About D. Michael McMullan
D. Michael McMullan, MD, FACS, is triple board-certified in general surgery, thoracic & cardiac surgery, and congenital cardiac surgery, a Professor of Surgery at UW School of Medicine, Chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Director of Cardiac Transplantation, and Director of Extracorporeal Life Support Services and the Extracorporeal Life Support Fellowship Program at Seattle Children's Hospital. He holds the Samuel and Althea Stroum Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.
Dr. McMullan is an internationally recognized leader in the field of extracorporeal life support. He and his team developed the first pediatric hospital-based extracorporeal life support transport service on the West Coast. He has led the Seattle Children’s group to become the leading pediatric heart transplantation and mechanical cardiac support program in the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. McMullan’s clinical interests include complex neonatal cardiac surgery, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. He specializes in complex neonatal cardiac procedures, including the Norwood procedure, arterial switch operation, repair of complete atrioventricular septal defects, and complex heart transplantation. He was drawn to pediatric cardiac surgery by the opportunity to make a very real difference in the lives of children with very challenging medical problems. His greatest reward is helping these children live healthy, happy lives. He works every day to apply advanced techniques and the latest technology in ways that improve the safety and quality of life of his patients.
Dr. McMullan's research interests include pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes and surgical simulation. His laboratory develops novel, high-fidelity medical simulation systems that are used to improve patient safety and educate clinicians throughout the world.
Dr. McMullan enjoys spending his free time boating, paddle boarding, crabbing and oyster farming with his family.
Education and Training
Univ. of Texas Southwestern
Medical education, 1994
Univ. of Texas, Houston
Univ. of Texas, Houston
Internship, General Surgery
Univ. of California, San Francisco
UW - Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Texas Heart Institute
Fellowship, Cardiac Transplantation
Royal Children's Hospital
Fellowship, Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Children's National Medical Center
Thoracic Surgery, 2009, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, 2009, American Board of Thoracic Surgery