Department of Surgery Faculty
Deborah L. Mueller, MD
Associate Professor / Clinical
Surgical Critical Care - Diplomate - American Board of Surgery
General Surgery Diplomate - American Board of Surgery
1992, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
1997-1998, Surgical Critical Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
1992-1993, General Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
1993-1997, General Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
Research interests: blood transfusion, ventilator associated pneumonia, and end-of-life care
Corneille MG, Mueller DL. Delayed Postanoxic Encephalopathy in a Trauma Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review J Trauma (Submitted for publication) 2005
Pizarro P, Mueller DL, Murdock AD. Evaluation of the Multi-Sensor Armband in Estimating Energy Expenditure in the Critically Ill Patient Critical Care Medicine (Under Review) 2005
Ortegon DP, Dixon PS, Crow KK, Mueller DL, Kerby JD. The effect of the bovine hemoglobin oxygen therapeutic HBOC-201 on human neutrophil activation in vitro. J Trauma 2003 Oct;55(4):755-760.
Sampson JB, Davis MR, Mueller DL, Kashyap VS, Jenkins DH, Kerby JD. A comparison of the hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier HBOC-201 to other low-volume resuscitation fluids in a model of controlled hemorrhagic shock. J Trauma 2003 Oct;55(4):747-754.
York GB, Eggers JS, Smith DL, Jenkins DH, McNeil JD, Mueller DL, Josephs JD, Kerby JD. Low-volume resuscitation with a polymerized bovine hemoglobin based oxygen-carrying solution (HBOC-201) provides adequate tissue oxygenation for survival in a porcine model of controlled hemorrhage. J Trauma 2003;55(5):873-875.
Biosketch: Dr Mueller completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of South Carolina and obtained her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her active duty Air Force general surgery residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio TX followed by a fellowship in surgical critical care at UT Southwestern in Dallas TX. Dr Mueller then returned to Wilford Hall Medical Center as a faculty member from 1998-2007 where she held the positions of Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Vice Chairman for the Department of General Surgery, and Director of Surgical Research. She also participated extensively in trauma and disaster training for surgeons on five different continents. Dr Mueller deployed in support of Operation Allied Force and Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2007, she transitioned to the Air Force Reserves and joined the faculty at UTHSCSA. In 2013 she retired from the Air Force at the rank of Colonel after 25 years of service. Her research interests include blood transfusion, ventilator associated pneumonia, enterocutaneous fistulas, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, and pediatric trauma.
2010, San Antonio Magazine 'Best Doctors'
Scene in SA 'Top Doc' 2009
University of Texas Medical Branch
Medical Education Scholar 1997-1998
Outstanding Faculty Educator-Department of Surgery (Residents) 1998-1999
Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year-Department of Surgery 2001-2002
Society of Critical Care Medicine
J. Bradley Aust Society
Parkland Surgical Society
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
Association of Women Surgeons