MBHS Graduate Makes Great Strides in Medicine

Mercedes K.C. Dullum, MD – ”Growing up in Jamaica, everybody lives with you, your whole family, so I grew up taking care of my grandparents and anybody who was sick in the family,” Dr. Dullum told Flair.

“My brothers and my father used to race go-carts and I went along and patched them up whenever they were injured and I always enjoyed that.”

Initially, she did not know she wanted to be a cardiac surgeon; she had thought she would be an internist in Jamaica, but after enrolling in college in the United States, she got experience in surgery and fell in love with it. Later at medical school, she continued on that path and then branched off into cardiac surgery. More

Dr Dullum ”is a Staff Cardiac Surgeon in the Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is also Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital, both in Washington, D.C. She is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Dullum has worked extensively in the management of heart disease in women. Her specialty interests also include minimally invasive surgery, beating heart cardiac bypass grafting, atrial fibrillation and the surgical management of heart failure.”

“Following undergraduate work at Georgia Institute of Technology where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied biology and was selected for the Beta Beta Beta Honor Society, Dr. Dullum received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Dullum completed her surgical internship and residency at the University of Mississippi and her residency in thoracic surgery at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. During this time, she was named one of the Outstanding Young Women of America by the American Heart Association.”

“Prior to her appointment to Cleveland Clinic in 2004, Dr. Dullum was a Cardiac Surgeon in private practice and a Senior Attending Surgeon at Washington Hospital Center. Washingtonian magazine named her “Top Cardiac Surgeon” in Washington, D.C., for several years.” SOURCE: ClevelandClinic.org