Dr. John Mulliken honored for Lifetime Achievement at the 2015 National Physician of the Year Awards

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Dr. John Mulliken was honored for Lifetime Achievement at the 2015 National Physician of the Year Awards. The event was held at The Pierre Hotel on March 23rd, 2015 celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the inauguration of the award by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Dr. John Mulilken

Dr. Mulliken pioneered the field of vascular anomalies, authoring a landmark paper on cellular differences.

Dr. John Mulliken, is a leading pediatric plastic surgeon, whose work on the advancement of techniques and understanding of cleft lip and palate repair, craniofacial reconstruction, and vascular anomalies has impacted the lives of children worldwide.

Born and bred in America's Midwest, he attended Princeton University graduating magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed general surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He served two years in the U.S. Army as Commander of the 43rd M*A*S*H unit in Korea. He later trained in plastic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before returning to New England at Boston's Children's Hospital.

Dr. Mulliken pioneered the field of vascular anomalies, authoring a landmark paper on cellular differences. It is the most cited article in the plastic surgical literature and the basis for the field's widely-accepted classification system. He also co-wrote the core textbook in the field and is the co-founder of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies.

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