Dr. Dale Mueller is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist currently practicing with Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates in Jacksonville, Florida. He obtained his medical degree from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. His training included a surgery residency at Loyola University and a cardiothoracic and vascular surgery residency at Rush Medical Center.
Before moving to Jacksonville, Dr. Mueller practiced at the University of Illinois and OSF St. Francis Medical Center for 20 years, where he was chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery. He initiated the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Program (TAVR), the OSF Thoracic Center of Excellence, and the Vascular Institute at the third-largest hospital in Illinois. He was also an associate professor at the University of Illinois, and in 2017, he received the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Platinum Award (highest level) for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
Dr. Mueller’s areas of expertise in adult cardiac surgery include bypass surgery, valve surgery, aneurysms, dissections, rhythm abnormalities, and carotid surgery. In thoracic surgery, his areas of specialization include lung surgery, esophageal and mediastinal surgery, tracheal surgery, pectus abnormalities, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, and chest tumors.
Dr. Mueller also serves as principal investigator in clinical trials, and he is an editor and writer for cardiothoracic and vascular surgery publications and websites.
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