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Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA

Dr. Mullett
Lexington, KY

Dr. Timothy W. Mullett

Thoracic Surgeon

UK Markey Cancer Center

Whitney-Hendrickson Building
First Floor
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536

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Dr. Mullett has a unique understanding of what cancer patients go through, after being diagnosed with cancer himself in 2012. He had seen many patients go through exams and treatments, but hadn't experienced it himself. Once he did, he developed a better understanding of what patients go through, allowing him to become even better at caring for those with cancer.

Dr. Mullett has a variety of research interests, including the surgical treatment and early detection of lung cancers. He has experience with thoracic surgeries, esophageal surgeries and much more. Dr. Mullett has been able to share his medical expertise and findings through a variety of scholarly publications, acting as an author and co-author.

In addition to his medical fellowships and residency, Dr. Mullet Dr. Mullet was commissioned as a U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps as a Captain in 1988, and in 1995 he was promoted to Major and then Lieutenant Colonel in 2004. He served on the 874th Forward Surgical Team in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.

Main Specialty: Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Thoracic surgery, general cardiac/thoracic surgery, cardiopulmonary transplantation, adult general thoracic surgery, thoracic surgical oncology, lung cancer, computers in medical education, surgical treatment of lung cancer, esophageal surgery and pulmonary hypertension.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certification, American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, America’s Top Doctors

Education & Experience:

Effectiveness of tunneled pleural catheter placement in patients with malignant pleural effusions. International Journal of Angiology. March 2011;20(1):39-42. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-127254

Survival after Pneumonectomy for Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Oman Medical Journal. January 2014;29(1):24-7. doi: 10.5001/omj.2014.06

Identifying Esophagectomy Patients at Risk for Predischarge Versus Postdischarge Venous Thromboembolism. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. September 2015;100(3):932–938. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.042

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

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