Michael Mulvihill, MD
Clinical and Research Interests
Clinically, I am interested in the role of surgery in the management of end-stage heart and lung disease. I participate in health services research in which we examine the efficiency of and disparities in the allocation of thoracic allografts to those awaiting heart and lung transplantation. My basic science work has centered on the energetics associated with primary graft dysfunction following heart and lung transplantation, along with novel immunosuppression strategies to prevent allograft rejection.
What were you looking for in a residency program?
Excellence in clinical training, a team of co-residents interested in supporting one another
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
Excellent clinical training, unparalleled research program, great team of residents
What advice do you have for incoming interns?
We are here for you!
What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
Brumley Nature Preserve is probably my favorite place to sneak away for cyclocross and trail running.
What do you like to do outside of Duke?
Maya is the new addition to our family. Most of the time outside of Duke we are just trying to keep up with her!
Honors and Awards
- Research fellowship funded by NIH-NHLBI F32, grants from AST and SCORES
Barac, Yaron D., Mike S. Mulvihill, Oliver Jawitz, Jacob Klapper, John Haney, Mani Daneshmand, Basil Nasir, Dongfeng Chen, Carmelo A. Milano, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Increased Calculated Panel Reactive Antigen Is Associated With Increased Waitlist Time and Mortality in Lung Transplantation.” Ann Thorac Surg 110, no. 2 (August 2020): 414–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.02.061.
Choi, Ashley Y., Michael S. Mulvihill, Hui-Jie Lee, Congwen Zhao, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Jacob N. Schroder, Chetan B. Patel, Christopher B. Granger, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Transplant Center Variability in Organ Offer Acceptance and Mortality Among US Patients on the Heart Transplant Waitlist.” Jama Cardiol 5, no. 6 (June 1, 2020): 660–68. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2020.0659.
Choi, Ashley Y., Oliver K. Jawitz, Vignesh Raman, Michael S. Mulvihill, Samantha E. Halpern, Yaron D. Barac, Jacob A. Klapper, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Predictors of nonuse of donation after circulatory death lung allografts.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, May 7, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.04.111.
Mulvihill, Michael S., Hui J. Lee, Jeremy Weber, Ashley Y. Choi, Morgan L. Cox, Babatunde A. Yerokun, Muath A. Bishawi, Jacob Klapper, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Variability in donor organ offer acceptance and lung transplantation survival.” J Heart Lung Transplant 39, no. 4 (April 2020): 353–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2019.12.010.
Osho, Asishana A., Muath M. Bishawi, Michael S. Mulvihill, Andrea L. Axtell, Sameer A. Hirji, Philip J. Spencer, Elbert E. Heng, et al. “Failure to Rescue Contributes to Center-Level Differences in Mortality After Lung Transplantation.” Ann Thorac Surg 109, no. 1 (January 2020): 218–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.07.013.
Ezekian, Brian, Paul M. Schroder, Michael S. Mulvihill, Andrew Barbas, Bradley Collins, Kyle Freischlag, Janghoon Yoon, et al. “Pretransplant Desensitization with Costimulation Blockade and Proteasome Inhibitor Reduces DSA and Delays Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Highly Sensitized Nonhuman Primate Kidney Transplant Recipients.” J Am Soc Nephrol 30, no. 12 (December 2019): 2399–2411. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2019030304.
Choi, Ashley Y., Michael S. Mulvihill, Hui-Jie Lee, Congwen Zhao, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Christopher B. Granger, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Heart Transplant Candidates Listed at Low First-Rank Organ Acceptance Rate Centers Are More Likely to Die Waiting.” In Circulation, Vol. 140, 2019.
Choi, Ashley Y., Zachary Brown, Yuting Chiang, Michael S. Mulvihill, Benjamin Bryner, Jacob N. Schroder, Joseph G. Rogers, Carmelo A. Milano, and Muath Bishawi. “Stroke Following Current Generation Ventricular Assist Devices: A Systematic Review of Incidence and Outcomes.” In Circulation, Vol. 140, 2019.
Jawitz, Oliver K., Vignesh Raman, Yaron Barac, Michael S. Mulvihill, Carrie Moore, Ashley Y. Choi, Matthew Hartwig, and Jacob Klapper. “Impact of Donor Brain Death Duration on Outcomes After Lung Transplantation.” Ann Thorac Surg 108, no. 5 (November 2019): 1519–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.05.026.