“The interactions I have on a personal level with patients and their families is the most rewarding part of my work. I think if you treat people the way that you would want your family to be treated there’s usually a good outcome.”

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‚Äôs Department of Surgical Oncology from 1990-1991.

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

Dr. Charles Mueller talks about his medical volunteerism in West Africa treating women with obstetric fistulas.

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

BOARD CERTIFICATION

General Surgery

HONORS

Magna Cum Laude, California Baptist College

Alpha Omega Alpha

Publications

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.