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Dr. David Bull Named VP, Medical Director of Heart & Vascular at Baystate Health

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. David Bull has been named vice president and medical director of Heart and Vascular at Baystate Health. His appointment becomes effective at the end of August. Most recently, he served as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Arizona.

Bull attended medical school and completed a surgical residency at the University of California San Francisco and the University of Arizona, and completed fellowships in vascular surgery at the University of Arizona and in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

He served as chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah for seven years and spent three years as executive director of several integrated practice units within the Cardiovascular service line there. He then became the chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona.

Academically inclined throughout his career, Bull has served on several national scientific and clinical committees and has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers in medical literature. He has performed extramurally funded translational research and holds more than a dozen patents related to cellular- and gene-based therapy. He specializes in aortic surgery, valvular heart disease, heart and lung transplantation, and cardiothoracic critical care.