Michael D. Mulock, M.D., has a heart for Pittsburgh, and the board-certified interventional cardiologist is ready and eager to offer his specialized expertise to care for the hearts of the people of his hometown. In August 2017, Dr. Mulock, a native of Churchill, joined Jefferson Cardiology Association, the highly regarded group practice with three locations throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Along with his colleagues, Dr. Mulock provides the most advanced cardiovascular care through a range of services that includes preventive care, state-of-the-art diagnostics and minimally invasive interventional treatment of the heart and peripheral blood vessels.
Interventional cardiology is a sub-specialty within cardiology that focuses on minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to treat coronary artery disease, heart valve problems, congenital structural defects of the heart, and conditions of the peripheral blood vessels such as venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Dr. Mulock has extensive, top notch training in the specialty: after graduation from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Cornell Medical Center followed by two fellowships at UPMC – one in cardiovascular medicine and one in interventional cardiology. With his knowledge and personality, he has won an award for outstanding teaching of medical students and doctors in training. He joined Jefferson Cardiology this summer.
In addition to his medical skills, Dr. Mulock has demonstrated humanism caring for other people. His volunteer work has included assisting in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and providing medical care in rural Africa. He has volunteered to work at a clinic for the uninsured in Pittsburgh and at a facility for homeless people in Philadelphia while in medical school.
There is nothing he would rather do, he says, than help people with their hearts. “I love treating patients, helping to improve their quality of life and teaching them to care for their hearts.”