Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

72 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

David A. Bull, M.D.

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-5311 University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

David Bull, MD, is a member of the Thoracic Oncology Program, a joint effort between Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. The program was developed to offer consultation, diagnosis, and treatment for all chest cancers. Bull is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; program director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program for the University of Utah Health Sciences Center; and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center.

In his clinical practice, Bull specializes in heart, lung, and esophageal surgery, heart and lung transplantation, and the implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices, or "artificial" hearts. His clinical research includes lung and esophageal cancer and gene therapy for heart disease and heart failure.

In 1985, Bull received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed residencies in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He went on to complete fellowships in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Arizona and University of Utah, respectively. He joined the University of Utah School of Medicine faculty in 1994.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Professor
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Vascular Surg)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic Surg)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.8
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.6
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.7
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 11, 2014

I appreciated Dr. Bull's care and concern as well as his knowledge about the situation.

February 27, 2014

I was very impressed

February 17, 2014

I would recommend Dr. Bull to everyone.

January 12, 2014

good

January 03, 2014

Dr. Bull save my life. I was admited to a dfferent hospital and was there for 3 days and they could not find what was wrong with me. My husband had transfered to U and with in 30 minutes Dr. Bull and his staffs were able to find out what was wron with me. For that i am very greatful for him and his staffs and their knowledge for saving my life. I am still here to see my first grand baby :)

October 29, 2013

I am a very Satisfied Customer (*+*)

May 23, 2013

I was so impressed by Dr Bull's care and concern for me. He personally called me and my wife to discuss my lab results. He went above and beyond to figure out what else he could do to help me. He really cares and wants the best for me, that's what every patient wants when they go to a doctor. Dr Bull is a great doctor! He really cares, it's not just his "job".

May 17, 2013

Dr. Bull is my hero!!! I appreciate your "team" approach. Having Teri in the room is very helpful. Jeremy is on the ball. I just feel such a sense of belonging because there is a group of you that cares about me and how I am doing.

March 29, 2013

Dr. Bulls said he would call me the next day with the lab results and he would pass the exam info on to my primary care doctor. I have not heard anything nor has my doctor.

November 30, 2012

This visit was concerning a post surgery condition which has been ongoing for 4 years. Perhaps it is my fault that I allowed this to go on for 4 years before I contacted Dr Bull, however I had continuously mentioned it to the referring doctor.

October 24, 2012

I have already recommended Dr. Bull to others.

August 27, 2012

I absolutely love Dr. Bull! He is such a great doctor and surgeon anyone could ever hope to have!!! He saved my life in 2005. I wouldn't be here without him! Thank you Dr. Bull for everything!!!

April 24, 2012

They go the extra mile and ALWAYS make sure I have the proper paperwork, etc. before I leave. This is tremendous!!

April 17, 2012

I have already recommended them to my co-worker that is having heart issues.

March 13, 2012

Dr Bull was very patient, he took the time to answer all my questions.

March 06, 2012

Dr. Bull is a very caring physcian. He makes you feel like you are the only patient he has.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Professor
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Vascular Surg)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic Surg)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-5311 School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

David Bull, MD, is a member of the Thoracic Oncology Program, a joint effort between Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. The program was developed to offer consultation, diagnosis, and treatment for all chest cancers. Bull is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; program director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program for the University of Utah Health Sciences Center; and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center.

In his clinical practice, Bull specializes in heart, lung, and esophageal surgery, heart and lung transplantation, and the implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices, or "artificial" hearts. His clinical research includes lung and esophageal cancer and gene therapy for heart disease and heart failure.

In 1985, Bull received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed residencies in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He went on to complete fellowships in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Arizona and University of Utah, respectively. He joined the University of Utah School of Medicine faculty in 1994.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellow
Fellowship University of Arizona Health Science Center
Vascular Surgery
Fellow
Chief Resident University of Arizona Health Science Center
General Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency University of Arizona Health Science Center
General Surgery
Resident
Residency University of California - San Francisco
General Surgery
Resident
Internship University of California San Francisco
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of California - San Francisco
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of California - Berkeley
Biochemistry
B.A.

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