Aaron B. Mull, MD

Reconstructive Hand Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon

As a hand surgeon with training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, the types of conditions I treat and surgeries I perform are more varied than the norm. I manage 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, I also treat a wide variety of conditions that affect the entire body including scar revision or complex microsurgery.

I have a special interest in reconstructive hand surgery. This means I have undergone training in both reconstructive plastic surgery and an orthopaedic hand fellowship which has given me a well-rounded understanding of complex problems of the arm, wrist and hand. I treat various ailments from arthritis to peripheral nerve injuries.

My goal as a Board Eligible surgeon is to provide complete care to the patient with the goal of maximizing functional outcomes. Every patient, every hand, is unique and requires a different care plan. Patients will leave my 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.

Post-Graduate Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Aug/2017-Aug/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

Education

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
Bachelor of Arts: Classical Civilization

Leadership Experience

Washington University School of Medicine
Plastic Surgery Curriculum Committee, Aug/2012-Jan/2014

Washington University School of Medicine Capstone Committee
Jan/2012-June/2012
Developed medical student coursework to help students prepare for residency

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 Aug/2011

Class of 1976 Scholarship, Aug/2010 – Awarded for academic achievement in the third year of medical school

James Y. McCullough Scholarship, Aug/2008, Aug/2009 – Awarded for academic achievement in the first and second years of medical school

Lila B. Louden Memorial Scholarship, Aug/2008 – Awarded for academic achievement in the first year of medical school

The Donald and Mary Jo Stanley Scholarship, Aug/2007 – Awarded for academic achievement in the first year of medical school

Publications

  • 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. May 10, 2017 PMID: 28493235.
  • 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.). April, 1-6 2017 PMID: 28387164.
  • 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 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 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 91(8):902-907, 2011. PMID: 21301398.