Yale New Haven Transplantation Center
Chief, Section of Transplantation and Immunology
Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine
Adult Liver Program
Pediatric Liver Program
Adult Kidney Program
Pediatric Kidney Program
Kidney/Pancreas/Vascular Access Program
Dr. David Mulligan, an acclaimed abdominal organ transplant surgeon from the Mayo Clinic and a passionate leader in organ donation, has been appointed chief of the Section of Transplantation and Immunology, director of the Yale New Haven Transplantation Center (YNHTC), and professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Mulligan is also a liver transplant specialist with international acclaim for his work in living-donor liver transplantation.Dr. Mulligan spent 15 years with the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and, as a result, brings a wealth of experience, including his involvement in the establishment of a solid organ transplant program. He worked with a team that is famous for steroid-sparing immunosuppression, protocol biopsies to study early inflammatory markers that lead to chronic kidney damage, and the use of donor kidneys with acute kidney injury for successful transplantation. Collaboratively, Dr. Mulligan and his colleagues performed nearly 3,000 solid organ transplants with outstanding clinical outcomes.
As a researcher, Dr. Mulligan has been a principle investigator in multiple trials, including studies on diabetes mellitus and hepatitis C virus, as well as donor and recipient outcomes in living donor transplantations.
He is a devoted champion for organ donations on a national scale. This year he serves as chair of the Liver and Transplant Committee for United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Dr. Mulligan is also councilor for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and is a member of the American Surgical Society.
Dr. Mulligan received his medical degree from the University of Louisville, where he also completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in urologic surgery. He completed his residency in general surgery from Case Western Reserve University and his fellowship in multi-organ transplantation from Baylor University Medical Center/