Dr. Todd McMullen, MD

Dr. Todd McMullen is a fellowship trained endocrine surgeon with specialized training in thyroid ultrasound techniques.

Dr. Todd McMullen’s academic background is in Biochemistry and Physiology. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta, then completed a Medical Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Physiology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Having received his PhD and additional training in Physiology, Dr. McMullen went on to complete medical school at the University of Toronto and a residency in General Surgery at the University of Alberta. He further specialized in Endocrine Surgery  at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, where he finished a TS Reeve Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery.

Since that time, Dr. McMullen has been an active member of the University of Alberta staff as part of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, where he now holds positions in Surgery and Oncology (Division of General Surgery), an Adjunct appointment in the Division of Endocrinology (Department of Medicine) and also serves as the Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology (Department of Oncology) based at the Cross Cancer Institute.

In his role as Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology he has participated in the creation of clinical care pathways both provincially and nationally for thyroid and parathyroid disease, and has undertaken a number of important initiatives regarding synoptic reporting for surgical oncologists. Dr. McMullen is also one of the leaders of the national Head and Neck Cancer Committee for the Canadian Association of General Surgeons.