University of Nebraska Medical Center

Michael J. Moulton, MD, FACS

Chief, UNMC Department of Surgery, UNMC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Michael J. Moulton, MD, FACS

Dr. Moulton is the chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UNMC. Clinically his interests are valvular heart disease including mitral valve repair. He leads a division of 13 heart and general thoracic surgeons who perform some of the most complex operations in the region and serve as a regional and national referral center. UNMC has a strong thoracic transplant program and a cardiothoracic residency program. He is a director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Moulton attended Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and a surgery research fellowship at Washington University. He is board certified in both surgery and thoracic surgery. His subspecialty is lung transplantation and valve repair.

  • MD: Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine
Board certification
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
Research interests
Mathematical modeling of the heart: Patient specific modeling to look at heart failure and valvular heart disease. We have developed a unique model of the heart and circulatory system that is now allowing us to investigate complex clinical problems facing cardiologists and surgeons.