Michael S Mulligan, MD


Practice Areas

  • Primary: Thoracic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Primary: English
  • Secondary: Spanish


Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Clinic - Specialty Care
Talbot Professional Center
4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 460
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425.690.3484
Fax: 425.690.9084


Dr. Mulligan is a UW professor of cardiothoracic surgery and the director of the Lung Transplant Program and the Advanced Lung Disease Surgery Program. He is clinically busy in lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He also is the surgeon in the Pacific Northwest who performs pulmonary endarterectomies for chronic pulmonary embolic disease.

In addition, Dr. Mulligan directs the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program. He performs a range of lung cancer resections regularly. He is considered a national expert in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy and leads regional and national courses on the subject. He also has considerable experience in the management of esophageal cancer.

Patient Care Philosophy: Do your best for every patient. Treat them the way you would like yourself or your family to be treated. Do everything you can to improve their lives.

Scope Of Care: Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, benign and malignant thoracic diseases and end-stage lung disease.

Research Interests
He has won local and national teaching awards and runs an NIH-funded laboratory. His areas of scientific investigation include the mechanisms of acute lung injury following lung transplantation and the regulation of tolerance in long-term lung graft acceptance.

Teaching Interests
He has been the recipient of the John K. Stevenson Award for excellence in resident education. Most recently, he won the McGoon Award, which is given to a cardiothoracic surgeon who exemplifies outstanding teaching and mentorship in the United States.

Other Interests

Personal: family, water skiing, snow skiing, and fitness

Clinical: Cardiovascular surgery, lung and heart-lung transplantation, lung-volume reduction surgery, pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy, and benign and malignant lung and esophageal disease

Other Locations

UWMC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
1959 NE Pacific St
Box 356310
Seattle, WA 981956310
Phone: 206.598.1980
Fax: 206.543.0325
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S Columbia Way, S-00-C&PO
Seattle, WA 98108

Other Info

Gender: Male
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Affiliation: Affiliated Community Providers