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Timothy W. Mullett, M.D.

Dr. Mullett
Lexington, KY

Dr. Timothy W. Mullett

Thoracic Surgeon

Markey Cancer Center

Whitney-Hendrickson Building First Floor
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536
(859) 257-4488

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Florida State University - 1983

University of Florida - 1987

University of Florida

University of Florida and American Heart Association


Dr. Timothy Mullett currently works as an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is also Chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery and Director of the Lung Transplant Program. Aside from his work at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Mullett serves as the Surgical Director for both Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinics at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center and the Markey Cancer Center.

Educational Background

Dr. Mullett began his career by attending medical school at the University of Florida where he also completed a General Surgery residency. Both Dr. Mullett's Pediatric Surgery Research fellowship and Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship were also completed at the University of Florida. Another research fellowship was completed with the American Heart Association and Dr. Mullett has been certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Professional Highlights

In November of 1988, Dr. Mullet was commissioned as a U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps as a Captain. 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.

Clinical Research and Awards

Dr. Mullett's research interests include the surgical treatment and early detection of lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, and the use of computers in medical education. His surgical interests are general thoracic surgery, surgery for lung cancer, lung transplantation, cardiac transplantation, esophageal surgery, and adult cardiac surgery. For patients with malignant mesothelioma, thoracic surgery is often recommended as a part of their treatment.

Dr. Mullett has received a number of honors and awards over the course of his education and career. A few include a Resident Research Award in 1991, Outstanding Teaching Resident in General Surgery in 1994 and the Chief Residents Award from the University of Kentucky in 2002. Most recently, Dr. Mullett received the Medical Student Education Award from the Department of Surgery at the University of Kentucky in 2007.


Dr. Mullett also belongs to a number of professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.


Dr. Mullett has authored and co-authored a number of scholarly publications. One piece, "Administration of prenatal betamethasone suppresses the adrenal-hypophyseal axis in newborns with cogenital diaphragmatic hernia," was published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Another article, "Acute allograft failure in thoracic organ transplantation," was published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery.

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

Annette Charlevois


University of Kentucky College of Medicine

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