Andrew Mullen is a physician assistant who cares for patients when they need surgery to treat lung cancer or other conditions related to the lungs, chest and esophagus. He also assists thoracic surgeons in the operating room and has a special interest in robotic surgery technologies and techniques. He serves as coordinator for the thoracic surgery team's program on enhanced recovery, which has helped shorten post-op hospital stays and increased patients' satisfaction with the care they received. Achieving such results has deepened his passion for scientific and medical advancements, as well as his commitment to patient care.
After earning a bachelor's degree in biochemistry at Boston College, Mullen earned a master's degree in physician assistant studies at Marquette University.
While on staff at Northwestern University, Mullen learned about da Vinci Systems’ surgical robots (used to perform minimally invasive surgeries) and helped Northwestern’s thoracic surgery team initiate a robotic surgery program. Mullen joined UCSF in 2015. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
When he's not working, Mullen enjoys cycling, skiing and sailing.
Marquette University, MS, Physician Assistant Studies, 2003