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5 matching results

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Thoracic Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Clinic - Specialty Care
    Talbot Professional Center
    4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 460
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3482Phone: 425.690.3482
    Fax: 425.690.9082
  • Specialties

    • Primary: Thoracic Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Affiliated Community Providers

    Locations

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

    Other Locations

    UWMC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    1959 NE Pacific St
    Box 356310
    Seattle, WA 981956310
    Phone: 206.598.4477
    Fax: 206.598.6608

    Biography

    Christa Franz, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant at Valley Medical Center and UW Medical Center and a UW teaching associate of Surgery.

    Christa provides care to patients with disorders of the lungs, chest, esophagus and airways. As a thoracic surgery physician assistant, she is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized care to every patient. She is honored by the opportunity to be involved in patients’ lives and medical care. Franz received her medical education at Midwestern University in Illinois. Her educational background is in Biology and Kinesiology. She also enjoys distance running, cycling and photography.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Thoracic Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

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

    Other Locations

    UWMC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    1959 NE Pacific St
    Box 356310
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Phone: 206.598.1980
    Fax: 206.543.0325
  • Specialties

    • Primary: Thoracic Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

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

    Other Locations

    UWMC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    1959 NE Pacific St
    Box 356310
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Phone: 206.598.1980
    Fax: 206.543.0325
  • MulliganMichael

    Specialties

    • Primary: Thoracic Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Spanish

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Affiliated Community Providers

    Locations

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

    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

    Biography

    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

    Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    Board Certified in General Surgery since 2006

    Board Certified in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery since 2008