Aaron B. Mull, MD

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Reconstructive Hand Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon

As a hand surgeon with training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, the types of conditions Dr. Mull treats and surgeries performed are more varied than the norm. He manages diseases of the hand and wrist that one may commonly think of, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or trigger finger as well as traumatic injuries to the hand, wrist and forearm. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Mull also treats a wide variety of conditions that affect the entire body including scar revision or complex microsurgery.

With a special interest in reconstructive hand surgery, Dr. Mull has undergone training in both reconstructive plastic surgery and an orthopaedic hand fellowship which has given him a well-rounded understanding of complex problems of the arm, wrist and hand. He treats various ailments from arthritis to peripheral nerve injuries.

His goal as a Board Certified surgeon in Plastic Surgery, by the ABPS, with a subspecialty certification in Hand Surgery – is to provide complete care to the patient and maximizing functional outcomes. Every patient, every hand, is unique and requires a different care plan. Patients will leave his office feeling more informed about their conditions and have an understanding about treatment options for their specific issue which oftentimes include both surgical and non-surgical treatment options.


American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Certification Date: November 16, 2019

ABPS Subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand
Certification Date: August 31, 2020

Post-Graduate Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
August 2017 – August 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA
Orthopaedic Hand fellowship

Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
June 2011 – July 2017 – Saint Louis, MO
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency


Indiana University School of Medicine
Aug 2007 – May 2011 – Indianapolis, IN
Doctor of Medicine

DePauw University
Aug 2002 – May 2006 – Greencastle, IN
Bachelor of Arts: Biology

Honors and Awards

Resident Education Award – June 2017

Best Resident Paper, “Rectus Abdominis Motor Nerves as Donor Option for Free Functional Muscle Transfer.” American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Nassau, Bahamas, Jan/2015

Alpha Omega Alpha, inducted August 2011


  • Mull, Jamie L, Phelan, Patrick S, Mull, Aaron B, Russell, Aaron J, Hurst, Eva A, M Laurin Council Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hand: A Retrospective Study in Immunosuppressed and Immunocompetent Individuals. Dermatologic Surgery. February 4, 2020. PMID: 32028479
  • Sharma K, Mull A, Friedman J, Pan D, Poppler L, Fox IK, Levin LS, Moore AM Development and Validation of a Prognostic, Risk-Adjusted Scoring System for Operative Upper-Extremity Infections. Journal of Hand Surgery. Jan.; 45(1):9-19, 2020 PMID: 31901333.
  • Mull AB, Sharma K, Yu J, Hsueh K, Moore AM, Fox IK. Surgical Upper Extremity Infections in Immunosuppressed Patients: A Comparative Analysis with Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations for Hand Surgeons. Hand(NY). July 1, 2018; PMID: 30035635.
  • Mull AB, Fowler J. CMC Arthroplasty: Suture-Button Suspensionplasty. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. March; 28(1):40-42, 2018.
  • Mull AB, Nicoson MC, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Tung TH. Rectus Abdominis Motor Nerves as Donor Option for Free Functional Muscle Transfer: A Cadaver Study and Case Series. Hand (N.Y.). March; 13(2):150-155, 2018 PMID: 28387164.
  • Sharma K, Pan D, Friedman J, Mull AB, Moore A. Quantifying the Effect of Diabetes on Surgical Hand and Forearm Infections. Journal of Hand Surgery. Feb.; 43 (2): 105-114. 2018. PMID: 29241843.
  • Odom EB, Qureshi AA, Mull AB, Rao YJ, Min C, Hunter D, Zoberi I, Myckatyn TM. The Impact of Radiation and its Timing on Donor Internal Mammary Vessel Histopathology at the Time of Autologous Microvascular Breast Reconstruction. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Sep.; 33(7): 509-517 PMID: 28493235.
  • Mull AB, Qureshi AA, Zubovic E, Rao YJ, Zoberi I, Sharma K , Myckatyn TM. Impact of Time Interval Between Radiation and Free Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 33(2):130-136, 2017. PMID: 27798949.
  • Mull AB, Wagner JI, Myckatyn TM, Kells AF. Recurrent Compartment Syndrome Leading to the Diagnosis of McArdle Disease: A Case Report. Journal of Hand Surgery Dec; 40(12):2377-9, 2015. PMID: 26612634.
  • Mull A, Marshallek F, Tejada J, Flores RL. A Cautionary Report: Creation of Intraoperative Sparks and Embers from Onyx® Embolic Material During Surgical Resection of Arteriovenous Malformation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Feb.; 129(2):401e-402e, 2012. PMID: 22286488.
  • Fridell JA, Mangus RS, Mull AB, Sanders C, Slisher R, Powelson JA. Early Re-exploration for Suspected Thrombosis following Pancreas Transplantation. Transplantation April; 91(8):902-907, 2011. PMID: 21301398.

Book Chapters

  • Mull A. Anterior Interosseous Nerve to Ulnar Nerve Transfer. In: J. Fowler, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Springer. 2019.
  • Sharma K, Mull A, Moore A. Nerve Transfers for the Forearm: Algorithm and Anatomic Pearls. In: J Issacs & C Dy. ASSH Surgical Anatomy: Nerve Reconstruction. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2017, pp. 88-89.
  • Mull AB, Moore, AM. Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fractures. In: A. Woo. Plastic Surgery Case Review. 1st Ed. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2014, pp. 97-198.