Charles Mueller, MD, FACS

Areas of Focus: 
Burn & Wound Care
Gallbladder Surgery
Hernia Surgery, including Open & Laparoscopic
Upper & Lower Endoscopy
Surgical Treatment of Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders

About Me

Dr. Mueller was born in Hazard, Kentucky to missionary parents and spent much of his childhood in Liberia. He moved back to the United States as a teenager to attend high school and college. After earning a BS in Public Administration from California Baptist College, Dr. Mueller went on to receive his medical education at University of California at Irvine, joining the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduating in 1987. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), residing in Portland from 1987 until 1993. While at OHSU, Dr. Mueller served as Clinical Fellow for the American Cancer Society’s Department of Surgical Oncology from 1990-1991.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Burn & Wound Care
Gallbladder Surgery
Hernia Surgery, including Open & Laparoscopic
Upper & Lower Endoscopy
Surgical Treatment of Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders
Colon & Small Bowel Surgery
Pilonidal Disease
Pilonidal Surgery
Hemorrhoids & Anal Fissures
Burn Surgery
Burn Injuries
Burn & Wound Care
Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal Surgery)
Colon & Bowel Surgery
Complex Hernias
Contracture Release
Gastrointestinal Surgery
General Surgery
Hernia Surgery
Management of burns
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Skin, Soft Tissue, & Wounds
Venous Access
Robotic Surgery
Stevens Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
Surgical Critical Care
Lipoma Excision
Complex Wound Management
Wound Care
Burn Scar Surgery
Burn Scars
Scar Revision Surgery
Laser Treatment of Burn Scars
Laser Treatment of Scars
Laser Scar Revision
Co2 Laser

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
General Surgery
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Burn Treatment & Surgery, Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR, 2015
  • Internship and Residency, General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1993
  • MD, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, 1987
  • Medical School Prerequisites, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, 1983
  • BS, Public Administration, California Baptist College, Riverside, CA, 1979
  • Magna Cum Laude, California Baptist College
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Mueller CR, Ure T, Barrie RJ, O'Dorisio TM, Woltering EA. Acute Gastric pH Changes Alter Intraluminal but not Serum Peptide Levels. Surgery 1991; 110: 1116-24.
  • Hajarizadeh H, Mueller CR, Woltering EA, Small K, Fletcher WS. Phase I-II Trial of Hyperthermic Isolated Limb Perfusion with Cisplatin in the Treatment of High Risk Malignant Melanoma of the Extremities. Melanoma Research 1991; 1: 55-61.
  • Hajarizadeh H, Ivancev K, Mueller CR, Fletcher WS, Woltering EA. Effective Palliative Treatment of Metastatic Carcinoid Tumors with Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy/Chemoembolization Combined with Octreotide Acetate. American Journal of Surgery 1992; 163: 479-83.
  • Barrie RJ, Woltering EA, Hajarizadeh H, Mueller CR, Ure T. Inhibition of Angiogenesis by Somatostatin and Somatostatin-Like Compounds is Structurally Dependent. J Surgical Research (in press).
  • Fletcher WS, Pommier RF, Woltering EA, Mueller CR, Ash KO, Small KA. Pharmacokinetics and Results of Dose Escalation in Cisplatin Hyperthermic Isolation Limb Perfusion (HILP). Annals of Surgical Oncology 1(3):236-243.
  • Cotlar AM, Mueller CR, Pettit JW, Schmidt ER, Villar HV. Trocar Site Seeding of Inapparent Gallbladder Carcinoma during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery 6 (1):35-45.
Other Activities: 
  • Founding Board Member, Dignity:Liberia
  • Board Member, Texas County Food Pantry, 2001-Present
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1997-Present
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1988-Present
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, 1995-Present
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association, 1988-Present