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Andrew Mullen


Physician assistant

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.

  • Education

    Marquette University, MS, Physician Assistant Studies, 2003

I have always tried to stay at the frontiers of medicine, which is why I love working at UCSF.

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