David C. Mulligan, M.D., an acclaimed abdominal organ transplant surgeon, has been appointed chief of the Section of Transplantation and Immunology and professor of surgery at the School of Medicine, and director of the Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center (YNHTC) at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Mulligan comes to Yale from Mayo Clinic in Arizona, where he helped establish the clinic’s solid organ transplant program. A champion for organ donations on a national scale, Mulligan is also a liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant specialist with international acclaim for his work in living donor liver transplantation.

Mulligan earned his M.D. at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (ULSM) and completed surgical residencies at ULSM and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). After a fellowship in multi-organ transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center, he served on the faculty at CWRU, and was director of liver transplantation at University Hospitals of Cleveland before joining Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Mulligan succeeds Sukru H. Emre, M.D., professor of surgery and pediatrics, a renowned adult and pediatric abdominal organ transplant surgeon credited with transforming Yale’s transplant program into a regional leader in the evaluation and treatment of liver disease.