As a multiorgan transplant surgeon trained at Baylor with a heavy experience in liver transplantation, I have enjoyed an exciting career since returning to CWRU after fellowship in order to take my experiences to an area of need. Soon thereafter, I was recruited by Mayo Clinic to build a multiorgan transplant program in Arizona where there were many years of struggles to successfully establish a liver program. Following the pioneering spirit, our small team was able to assemble a wonderful and successful liver, kidney and pancreas transplant program to achieve the highest quality in the country after 14 years. We were able to establish a highly successful living donor liver transplant program with the best long term patient and graft survival as well as multiple other unique and novel accomplishments with many academic contributions throughout my 15 year history there. I then accepted the challenge to move my family across the country to Connecticut where I was honored to join Yale University and a stimulating faculty to establish a patient-centered, collaborative team environment accompanied by outstanding academic clinical and basic science research. After the past year and a half, our team is emerging in amazing ways to achieve new heights in outstanding quality and cutting-edge science. Throughout my career in transplantation, I have remained active in leadership responsibilities for multiple national and international organizations and led major efforts including creating means to reduce the disparity of access to life saving livers in this country across our current geographic areas. I have developed recognition in the area of living donor liver transplantation as I have performed more than 180 cases. I feel privileged to work with an amazing team of surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, immunologists, and nurses to continue my work in this rewarding field.
Conflict of Interest
Dr. David C. Mulligan has nothing to report.