Michael McMullan, MD

Michael McMullan, MD


  • Children's Title: Division Chief, Congenital Cardiac Surgery; Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplant; Director, Mechanical Cardiac Support and ECLS Services
  • Academic Title: Professor, Surgery
  • Research Center: Norcliffe Foundation Center for Integrative Brain Research
  • On Staff Since: September 2007
"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 quality of life for my patients."
  • Biography

    Board Certification(s)

    Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
    Surgery (General Surgery)


    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX


    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
    UT Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Houston, TX


    Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville Vic. 3052, Australia
    Texas Heart Institute-Cardiovascular Surgery GME, Houston, TX
    University of CA at San Francisco School of Medici, San Francisco, CA

    Clinical Interests

    His clinical and research interests include complex neonatal heart surgery and improving patient safety during mechanical cardiopulmonary support.

    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

    Congenital Cardiac Surgery Outcomes, Quality Improvement

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