Dale Mueller, MD

Chief of Surgery, HCA Florida Memorial Hospital

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery



Dale Mueller, MD

Dr Mueller, MD is a member of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, P.A., in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, he practiced at the University of Illinois and OSF St. Francis Medical Center for his entire 20 year career 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 received the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) platinum award (highest level) for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in 2017.

Dr. Mueller attended medical school at Loyola University in Chicago. His training included a surgery residency at Loyola University and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery residency at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. His areas of expertise in adult cardiac surgery include bypass surgery, valve surgery, aneurysms, dissections, rhythm abnormalities, and carotid surgery. Areas of specialization in thoracic surgery 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 is an editor and writer for cardiothoracic and vascular surgery publications and websites.


M.D., Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Place of Practice

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Associates

Practice History

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Associates

OSF St. Francis Medical Center

Heartcare Midwest

Illinois Cardiac Surgery Associates


American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Qualification and Affiliations

  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon


  • Walter J, Wheeler J, Wurster R, Khan T, Sidarous R, Mueller D. Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Chronic Spinal Spastic Bladder. Rehabilitation R and D Progress Reports, 1988: 70-1.

  • Mueller D, Blakeman B, Pickleman J: Free Splenic Artery Used in Aortocoronary Bypass. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 1993; 55: 162-3.

  • Black P, Mueller D, Crow J, Morris R, Husain A. Mesenteric Defects as a Cause of Intestinal Volvulus without Malrotation as the Possible Primary Etiology of Intestinal Atresia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 1994; 29: 1339-43.

  • Hirsch L, Koelsh M, Mueller D, Blakeman B, Rooney M: Comparison of Canine Cardiac Purine Production with Antegrade/Retrograde vs. Antegrade Cardioplegia During Cardiopulmonary Bypass in a Setting of Acute Ischemia. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1995; Abstract S189.

  • Mueller D, Greenberg J, Marshall W, Maull K: Rupture of the Deep Femoral Artery from Blunt Trauma. Journal of Trauma, 1995; 39: 1010-11.

  • Mueller D, Baker W, Bunte R, Zawacki J: Evaluation of Everted External Jugular Vein for Patch Angioplasty. Vascular Surgery, 1996; 30: 365-369.

  • Mueller D, Haid S, Painter T, Kornmesser T: Intraoperative Assessment of Carotid Endarterectomy Utizing Completion Agioscopy. Vascular Surgery, 1996; 30: 275-80.

  • Mueller D, Stout M, Blakeman B: Morbidity and Mortality of Intraaortic Balloon Pumps Placed Through the Aortic Arch. Chest, 1998; 114: 85-88.

  • Zelen J, Aboveid G, Lukash F, Mueller D, Amato J: Late Complication Following the Surgical Repair of Ventricular Septal Defect: Extrusion of the Dacron Patch. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, (Submitted).

  • Mueller D, Mason G, Chejfec G: Small Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus Concomitant with Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus. Chicago Medicine, 1998; 101: 22-24.

  • Mueller D, Amato J: Piccione W, Heroux A, March R, DiSesa V: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting After Cardiac Transplantation. Chest, 1998; 114: 394S.

  • Mueller D, Amato J: Difficult Hemodialysis Access: A Method of Constructing a Right Axillary Artery to Right Atrial Arteriovenous Fistula. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, (Submitted).

  • Mueller D, Serry C, Goldin M: Mitral Valve Repair for Valvular Insufficiency Secondary to Fenfluramine-Phentermine Therapy. Cardiac Surgery Forum, (Submitted).

  • Hoy F.B.Y., Mueller D.K., Geiss D.M., Munns J.R., Bond L.M., Linnet C. RN, Gomez R.C.: Bridge to recovery for postcardiotomy failure: Is there still a role for centrifugal pumps? Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2000; 70:1259-63.

  • Tisol W.B., Mueller D.K., Hoy F.Y., Gomez R.C., Clemson B.S., Hussain S.M.: Ventricular Assist Device Use with Mechanical Heart Valves: An Outcome Series and Literature Review. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2001: 72: 2051-5.

  • Mueller D.K., Whitten P.E., Tillis W.P., Bond L.M., Munns J.R. Delayed Closure of Persistent Postpneumonectomy Bronchopleural Fistula. (Chest 2002; 121:1703-4)

  • Mueller D.K., Anderson R. Focus on Lung Cancer 2001. OSF Cancer Program 2001, Annual Report.

  • Mueller D.K. Beating Heart Surgery. Proctor Hospital Progress Report, 2002.

  • Mueller D.K., Becker J., Schell S.K., Karamchandani K.M., Munns J.R., Jacquot B. PA. An Alternative Method of Neck Flexion after Tracheal Resection. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, In Print.

  • Joshua Goldstein J, Mueller D. Designing successful strategies to manage ICH in a patient receiving oral anti-coagulant therapy. Medsite CME, submitted

  • Sung GY, Mueller DK. Acute treatment of ICH in a patient not receiving oral anti-coagulation therapy: improving patient outcomes through better neurocritical care. Medsite CME, submitted.

  • Makuch RW, Mueller DK. Practicing evidence-based medicine: Applying clinical trials in daily practice. MedsiteCME, submitted

  • Mark S. Slaughter, Steven S. Tsui, Aly El-Banayosy, Benjamin C. Sun, Robert L. Kormos, Dale K. Mueller, H. Todd Massey, Timothy B. Icenogle, David J. Farrar, J. Donald Hill IVAD Study Group. Results of a multicenter clinical trial with the Thoratec Implantable Ventricular Assist Device. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;133:1573-1580.

  • Mueller D, et al. Benign Lung Tumors. Emedicine. 2007

  • Mueller D, et al. Esophageal rupture. Emedicine.2007

  • Mueller D, Foiles S. Right mainstem bronchial kink after right upper lobectomy. Ann Thor Surg 2006; 84: 1401.

  • Mueller D, et al. Emedicine case studies. Emedicine 2007.

  • Mueller D, et al. Internal jugular vein thrombosis. Emedicine 2007.

  • Mueller D, et al. Mediastinitis. Emedicine 2007.

  • Mueller D, et al. Neurogenic tumors of the mediastinum. Emedicine 2008

  • Mueller D, et al. Benign cardiac tumors. Emedicine 2008.

  • Mueller D, et al. Peripheral Vascular Stents. Emedicine 2013.

  • Mueller D, et al. Thymic tumors. Emedicine 2013.

  • Mueller D, et al. Esophageal cysts. Emedicine 2013.

  • Mueller D, et al. Teratomas and other germ cell tumors of the mediastinum. Emedicine 2013.

  • Mueller D, et al. Pneumonectomy. www.medscape.com. 2013

  • Mueller D, et al. Iliofemoral bypass. www.medscape.com. 2013

  • Mueller D, et al. Pericardial window www.medscape.com. 2013

  • Hall A, Huettner F, Braastad F, Mueller D. Primary liposarcoma of the diaphragm. Ann Thor Surg (Submitted

  • Mueller D, Perardi A, Savage D. Mitral valve replacement through the left ventricular apex cannula site of a left ventricular assist device. J Card Thor Surg (Submitted)

  • Mueller D. Home mortality of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. (Current)

  • Mueller, D. Ascending-To-Descending Aortic Bypass For Coarctation of the Aorta . Comment in CTSNet. submitted by Dale Mueller on Novermber 7, 2020.

  • Mueller D. Pleural Complications of COVID. Chest. Submitted

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