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Michael McMullan, MD

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Michael McMullan, MD

Cardiac Surgery, Transplantation

On staff since September 2007

Children's Title: Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplant; Director, Mechanical Cardiac Support and ECLS Services

Academic Title: Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Center: Center for Developmental Therapeutics

"I was drawn to pediatric cardiac surgery by the opportunity to make a very real difference in the lives of children with difficult medical problems. My greatest reward is helping these children live healthy, happy lives. We are privileged to have access to cutting-edge medical technology in this country. I work every day to apply this technology in ways that improve the safety and quality of life of my patients."

Recommendations

StefaniOlympia, Washington 07.24.13
Dr. Michael McMullan, you're an amazing surgeon! If it weren't for you I probably wouldn't be here today! You fixed up my heart! I finally graduated high school and now I'm doing an Insanity workout. It's one of the hardest workouts! Thanks to you my heart doesn't skip beats anymore! I'm focusing on exercising my heart and eating healthy! I'm suppose to get another surgery in a year or so and I'm hoping I get you to fix it up again! I feel a lot better and you can definitely tell a difference! Thanks to you, you saved my life and now I can live a full and happy life :)
KimSpokane wa06.17.13
Dr. McMullan happened to be working the day our son Kyle received his new heart. We will be forever grateful that he was part of our son's gift of life. Thank you for following us through a very tough journey he is 16 now and doing amazing.
CarrieKennewick, Wa02.22.11
Dr.McMullan is a wonderful surgeon as well as being wonderful with our family. He can really put your mind at ease as a parent, and that is a tough thing to do. Thank you Dr. McMullan.
MaribelBurien,WA02.11.11
Two hours after my son was born a Doctor said that only 1% with the same heart condition survive but once we were in children's Dr. McMullan came to the room and explain my son condition and the steps to fix my baby's heart. Thanks to this Dr. I had a reason to look forward in life. My son is now 3 years old and doing just great.
Recommend Dr. Michael McMullan

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Surgery - General
Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Medical/Professional School
UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
Residency
Surgery - General, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston
Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Fellowship
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville
Cardiac Transplant, Texas Heart Institute, Houston
Clinical Interests

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Mechanical Cardiac Support, Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease

Research Description

The focus of our research is developing improved mechanical extracorporeal life support systems (ECLS). Combined with optimized clinical management protocols, improved ECLS circuit designs provide increased clinical flexibility and patient safety. Current projects include system enhancements that enable decreased anticoagulation, reduced circuit size, and elimination of unnecessary components. Additionally, we are focusing on alternative methods of care provider education to increase quality assurance.

Research Focus Area

Quality Improvement, Congenital Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Seattle Magazine Top DoctorSeattle Magazine 2013
Seattle's Top DocSeattle Met Magazine 2013
Norman Shumway Award for Best Paper37th Annual Meeting of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association (Senior Author) 2011
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Clinical Research Training Scholarship 2004
Award for Most Outstanding Scientific PaperInternational Symposium on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Miami 1996
Sigma Alpha Mu Samuel Miller Award for Scientific Research Award 1993
Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Research Award 1992
Aaron Hartman Award for Outstanding Student in PsychologyTulane University 1989

Publications

Risk of extracorporeal life support circuit-related hyperkalemia is reduced by prebypass ultrafiltration.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2013 Jul: 14(6)e263-7
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuitry.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2013 Jun: 14(5 Suppl 1)S7-12
Joint statement on mechanical circulatory support in children: a consensus review from the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society and Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2013 Jun: 14(5 Suppl 1)S1-2
Examining palliative care team involvement in automatic consultations for children on extracorporeal life support in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Journal of palliative medicine , 2013 May: 16(5)492-5
Expanding the availability of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Pediatrics , 2013 Mar: 131(3)e934-8
Increased extracorporeal membrane oxygenation center case volume is associated with improved extracorporeal membrane oxygenation survival among pediatric patients.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2013 Feb: 145(2)470-5
Long-term mechanical cardiac assist in children: a work in progress.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography , 2013 Jan: 26(1)50-1
Comparison of wire-reinforced and non-wire-reinforced dual-lumen catheters for venovenous ECMO in neonates and infants.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992) , 2013 Jan-Feb: 59(1)81-5
Should intravenous immunoglobulin be given to patients with postoperative chylothorax?.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2012 Sep: 13(5)599-600
Clinical management of pediatric tracheo-bronchomalacia.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2011 Sep: 12(5)599-600
Predictors of ECMO support in infants with tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.
Pediatric cardiology , 2011 Aug: 32(6)754-8
Direct optical measurement of intraoperative myocardial oxygenation during congenital heart surgery.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992) , 2011 Jul-Aug: 57(4)314-7
Association of thymectomy with infection following congenital heart surgery.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery , 2011 Jul 1: 2(3)351-8
Minimizing bleeding associated with mechanical circulatory support following pediatric heart surgery.
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery , 2011 Mar: 39(3)392-7
Novel pH1N1 viral cardiomyopathy requiring veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2010 Nov: 11(6)714-7
Relative risks of recombinant factor VII.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2009 Sep: 10(5)604-5
Morphological studies of pulmonary arteriovenous shunting in a lamb model of superior cavopulmonary anastomosis.
Pediatric cardiology , 2008 Jul: 29(4)706-12
Surgical treatment of congenital mitral valve disease: midterm results of a repair-oriented policy.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2008 Jun: 135(6)1313-20; discussion 1320-1
Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Heart Disease in the Young Infant in Vietnam and Developed Countries
Nha Xuat Ban Y Hoc Publishing, Ho Chi Minh City , 2008
Surgical strategy for the bicuspid aortic valve: tricuspidization with cusp extension versus pulmonary autograft.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2007 Jul: 134(1)90-8
Late embolization of Amplatzer patent ductus arteriosus occlusion device with thoracic aorta embedment.
The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2007 Mar: 83(3)1177-9
Evaluation of downsized homograft conduits for right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery reconstruction.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2006 Jul: 132(1)66-71
Extracorporeal support in hypoplastic left heart syndrome: who and why?
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2006 Jul: 7(4)390-1
Profile of serum S100beta levels during maturation in fetal and neonatal sheep.
American journal of perinatology , 2006 Apr: 23(3)153-8
Images in clinical medicine. Radiographic evidence linking tobacco use and lung cancer.
The New England journal of medicine , 2006 Jan 26: 354(4)397
Celiac artery aneurysm: a case report.
Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital , 2006: 33(2)235-40
Impact of resident duty hour standards on cardiothoracic residents and program directors.
The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2005 Nov: 80(5)1569-71
Pulmonary arteriovenous shunting in the normal fetal lung.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2004 Oct 6: 44(7)1497-500
Mentoring clinical trials in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery: a new role for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2004 May: 77(5)1874-5
A method for selectively limiting lumen diameter in corrosion casting.
Microvascular research , 2004 May: 67(3)215-7
Pulmonary carcinoid tumors.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2003 Jul: 15(3)289-300
Ventricular fibrillation in a heterotopic heart transplant recipient.
The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2003 Feb: 75(2)598
The role of oxidative stress in the development of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after cavopulmonary anastomosis.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2002 Sep: 124(3)479-85
Alterations in nitric oxide production in 8-week-old lambs with increased pulmonary blood flow.
Pediatric research , 2002 Aug: 52(2)233-44
Cytomegalovirus cholecystitis in a heart transplant recipient.
Transplantation proceedings , 2002 Jun: 34(4)1271-2
Decreased surfactant proteins in lambs with pulmonary hypertension secondary to increased blood flow.
American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology , 2001 Nov: 281(5)L1264-70
Role for endothelin-1-induced superoxide and peroxynitrite production in rebound pulmonary hypertension associated with inhaled nitric oxide therapy.
Circulation research , 2001 Aug 17: 89(4)357-64
Inhaled nitric oxide-induced rebound pulmonary hypertension: role for endothelin-1.
American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology , 2001 Feb: 280(2)H777-85
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in a cardiac transplant recipient.
Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital , 2001: 28(3)203-7
Alterations in endogenous nitric oxide production after cardiopulmonary bypass in lambs with normal and increased pulmonary blood flow.
Circulation , 2000 Nov 7: 102(19 Suppl 3)III172-8
Normalization of native heart function years after heterotopic transplantation.
The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2000 Nov: 70(5)1690-1; discussion 1691-2
Left ventricular reduction in a Jehovah's Witness.
The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2000 Sep: 70(3)958-60; discussion 960-1
Inhaled nitric oxide inhibits NOS activity in lambs: potential mechanism for rebound pulmonary hypertension.
The American journal of physiology , 1999 Nov: 277(5 Pt 2)H1849-56
Endothelin receptor blockade prevents the rise in pulmonary vascular resistance after cardiopulmonary bypass in lambs with increased pulmonary blood flow.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 1999 Feb: 117(2)314-23
Progressive necrosis after hepatectomy and the pathophysiology of liver failure after massive resection.
Surgery , 1997 Feb: 121(2)142-9
Mechanism of cyclosporine-induced sympathetic activation and acute hypertension in rats.
Hypertension , 1994 May: 23(5)667-75
Muscarinic receptor subtypes and sexual behavior in female rats.
Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior , 1991 Jan: 38(1)115-24
Cholinergic regulation of sexual behavior in female hamsters.
Physiology & behavior , 1990 Jan: 47(1)127-31

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Managing Invasive Procedures in ECLS19th Annual Specialist Education in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ConferenceSeattle, WAMay 2, 2009
Million Dollar BabyPediatric Anesthesiology Annual MeetingJacksonville, FLMarch 19, 2009
Cardiac ECMOThe Children’s Hospital ECMO CourseDenver, COMarch 17, 2009
Complex ECMO ScenariosThe Children’s Hospital ECMO CourseDenver, COMarch 17, 2009
Surgery for Complex Congenital Heart DiseaseCICU Core Class, Seattle Children’s HospitalSeattle, WAMarch 10, 2009
"Jostra Quadrox and Rotaflow ECLS: The Australian Experience”25th Annual CNMC Symposium on ECMO and Advance Therapies for Respiratory Failure Keystone, ColoradoFeb. 26, 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
NIH Individual National Research Service Award #HL10108-01Principal Investigator $$50,000 (1 year) 1998 - 1999

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
RC.2.820 - Cardiology Administration
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-1083

Additional Offices

University of Washington
UW Box 356310 - Cardiothoracic Surg
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-6310
206-543-3093

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