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John T. Mullen, MD

  • Visiting Surgeon, Department of Surgery
  • Director, General Surgery Residency Program


Accepting New Patients



Surgical Oncology


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Digestive Healthcare Center

Clinical Interests
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Stomach (gastric) cancer
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
  • Carcinoid tumor
  • Desmoid tumor
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Melanoma
Medical Education
  • MD, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General Waltham
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

I am active in clinical and translational research in an effort to optimize the treatment and outcomes of patients with soft tissue sarcomas, desmoid tumors, and cancers of the stomach.

Current Translational Research Projects:

Principal Investigator. Comparative Genomics of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma.

Current Prospective Clinical Trials:

Phase I/II Trial of Pre-Operative Image Guided Intensity Modulated Proton Radiation Therapy (IMPT) with Simultaneously Integrated Boost to the High Risk Margin for Retroperitoneal Sarcomas.

Phase I Trial of Bevacizumab, Metronomic Doxorubicin, and Radiation Therapy for Resectable Soft Tissue Sarcomas.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Select Publications:

  • Ahmad R, Schmidt BH, Rattner DW, Mullen JT. Factors influencing readmission after curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer. J Am Coll Surg 2014;218:1215-1222.
  • Schoenfeld JD, et al. The impact of positive margins on outcome among patients with gastric cancer treated with radiation. Am J Clin Oncol 2014;Feb 26 (epub ahead of print).
  • Look-Hong NJ, Hornicek FJ, Harmon DC, et al.  Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for patients with high-risk extremity and truncal sarcomas: A 10-year single institution retrospective study. Eur J Cancer 2012;49:875-883.
  • Mullen JT et al.  b-Catenin mutation status and outcomes in sporadic desmoid tumors.  Oncologist 2013;18:1043-1049.
  • Mullen JT et al.  Prognostic significance of treatment-induced pathologic necrosis in extremity and truncal soft tissue sarcoma after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Cancer 2014.



Surgical Oncology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-4241
Fax: 617-724-3895
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