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Derek Muehrcke, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Derek MuehrckeDerek Muehrcke, MD, FACS is one of the founding partners of the Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, PA in Jacksonville, Florida. He has been in the Jacksonville area since 1996 when he left a very busy practice at The Cleveland Clinic.   Dr. Muehrcke is the Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery at Flagler Hospital.  He started this program thirteen years ago and has developed it into a successful heart center for the residents of Saint Johns County.  His practice includes adult cardiac, thoracic and endovascular surgery.  Dr. Muehrcke is very involved with clinical research on myocardial blood flow and controlling post-operative sternal bleeding using calcium phosphate cements.  He is an international speaker on blood flow analysis of graft patency after bypass graft surgery using intraoperative fluorescence imaging.

Dr. Muehrcke graduated from the Grinnell-Rush 7 year Medical College Program in 1983. He was an academic All American Football player his junior year and a member of Phi Beta Kappa College honor society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical school honor society. He completed his Residency training in General Surgery as well as Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery along with Congenital Heart Surgery at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He has authored over 45 published research articles and continues to be a peer reviewer for The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He practices a complete compliment of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular surgery with cardiac revascularization, valve surgery, atrial fibrillation surgery, thoracic oncology including lung cancer, and peripheral vascular surgery along with endovascular aortic stenting.

Dr. Muehrcke particular interest is implementing the most current approaches to the practice of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

College Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
1980
Medical School Rush-PresbyterianSchool of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
1983
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
General Surgery
1991
Registrar National Health Services
Plymouth and Liverpool Great Britain
1988
Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
1993

Dr. Muehrcke is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He is board certified by The American Board of Thoracic Surgeons.

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