Sean J. Mulvihill, MD
Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs, University of Utah
Chief Executive Officer, University of Utah Medical Group
Professor, Department of Surgery
Sean Mulvihill, MD, is associate vice president for clinical affairs at the University of Utah and chief executive officer of the University of Utah Medical Group. He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a member of the Colon Cancer Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. He holds the Ross Anderson, MD, Presidential Endowed Chair in Surgery.
Mulvihill's research focuses on understanding the biology of pancreas cancer, with the goal of developing effective preventive and early detection strategies. His clinical expertise relates to diseases of the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts. He has worked to improve surgical outcomes and to develop novel treatment strategies for patients with pancreatic cancer and islet cell tumors. He is particularly interested in utilizing a multidisciplinary approach for cancer patients and is realizing this goal at Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is past-president of the American Hepatopancreatobiliary Association and serves on the executive council of the International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association.
Mulvihill edits a major surgical textbook, Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence, now in its secend edition, and has authored more than 130 scientific papers, editorials, and book chapters. He is also an editor and co-author of a leading text for patients with cancer, Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy.
Before moving to Utah, Mulvihill was professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and chief of their general surgery division. He received his MD from the University of Southern California in 1981 and completed his clinical training at UCLA School of Medicine in 1987.