Michael S. Mulligan, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
How did you decide to go into surgery?
Clinically, I focus on lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery. I regularly perform a range of lung cancer resections and am a national expert in robotic thymectomy, thoracoscopic lobectomy and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) segmentectomy. I also lead regional and national courses on the subject and run a research laboratory funded by the National Institutes of Health. My research at UW focuses on acute and chronic rejection and tissue injury associated with lung transplantation. At UW, I also enjoy teaching and have received numerous teaching awards, including the John K. Stevenson Award for excellence in resident education and the McGoon Award, given to a cardiothoracic surgeon who exemplifies outstanding teaching and mentorship in the United States. I am among the youngest members ever elected to the American Surgical Association and am proud to be considered a leader in cardiothoracic surgery.
Why is video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) used?
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Michigan, Thoracic Surgery; Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery
University of Michigan, General Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Transplantation, Pathology
Surgery, 1996, American Board of Surgery; Thoracic Surgery, 1999, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
University of Michigan, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Teaching Appointment; Wayne State University, Internship, General Surgery