Dr. David Fullerton MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. David Fullerton is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Aurora, Colorado. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital Colorado and Denver Health Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and has been in practice for 33 years. He is one of 11 doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado and one of 7 at Denver Health Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Washington
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1985

University of Washington
Residency, General Surgery, 1986 - 1987

University of Colorado
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1987 - 1990

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Transplant Hepatology

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Dexmedetomidine, an α-2a adrenergic agonist, promotes ischemic tolerance in a murine model of spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion.
Bell, M. T.,Puskas, F.,Bennett, D. T.,Herson, P. S.,Quillinan, N.,Fullerton, D. A.,Reece, T. B.

Toll-like receptor 4-dependent microglial activation mediates spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury.
Bell, M. T.,Puskas, F.,Agoston, V. A.,Cleveland, J. C.,Freeman, K. A.,Gamboni, F.,Herson, P. S.,Meng, X.,Smith, P. D.,Weyant, M. J.,Fullerton, D. A.,Reece, T. B.

Interleukin-1 Beta induces an inflammatory phenotype in human aortic valve interstitial cells through nuclear factor kappa Beta.
Nadlonek, N.,Lee, J. H.,Reece, T. B.,Weyant, M. J.,Cleveland, J. C.,Meng, X.,Fullerton, D. A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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