Mulligan, Charles R., Jr.


Charles R. Mulligan Jr. is a board-certified general and thoracic cardiovascular surgeon who treats mesothelioma.

  • Chief of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Strong proponent of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).
  • Recognized authority on cancer staging and prognoses.
  • Served as chief of the Thoracic Surgery Section and chairman of the Thoracic Tumor Board at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • During Iraq War, was chief of thoracic surgery with the 28th Combat Support Hospital and then chief of general and thoracic surgery throughout Iraq.
  • Began his military career as a combat engineer officer with the 24th Infantry Division based at Ft. Stewart, Georgia.
  • After retiring from the Army, he led creation of the Thoracic Surgical Oncology Service at Centra Health and Pearson Cancer Center in Lynchburg, Va.
  • Author of several published research papers and critiques.


  • M.D. degree from Medical University of South Carolina.