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Professor, School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
David Bull, MD, is a member of the Thoracic Oncology Program, a joint effort between Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. The program was developed to offer consultation, diagnosis, and treatment for all chest cancers. Bull is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; program director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program for the University of Utah Health Sciences Center; and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center.
In his clinical practice, Bull specializes in heart, lung, and esophageal surgery, heart and lung transplantation, and the implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices, or "artificial" hearts. His clinical research includes lung and esophageal cancer and gene therapy for heart disease and heart failure.
In 1985, Bull received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed residencies in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He went on to complete fellowships in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Arizona and University of Utah, respectively. He joined the University of Utah School of Medicine faculty in 1994.