“It’s gratifying to work in a place that requires every bit of your physical and mental strength to overcome fears, exhaustion, and poor living conditions. Once you have endured the hardship of mission work, the payoff continues long after you come back to everyday life. The issues are real and dangerous and you forget about the trivial problems.” –DR. MIKE MULICK, DO
Dr. Mulick graduated from Midwestern University in 2004 with a Doctorate in Osteopathy. He then completed a surgical internship in Denver and then residency in Anesthesiology from Yale New Haven Hospital in 2008. In 2009 he completed a one year fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. He worked as an assistant professor for the New York Medical College at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. After one year of private practice he left the country to work in underserved areas around the world.
Dr. Mulick has travelled extensively. He has visited over 60 countries, climbed three of the seven summits, worked for Doctors Without Borders, survived kidnappings, dengue fever, malaria and meningitis epidemics, and have taken care of the world’s poorest people. He returned to the United States in 2012 and completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiac anesthesia at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He has since turned his attention to nutrition and wellness. Through his own health struggles while training for an Ironman triathlon he became a plant-based eater.
He now has shifted his attention to writing and filmmaking. He speaks and raises money for awareness about gender, racial, and cultural inequities.
All photography provided by Michael Mulick
“Traveling and trying new things have renewed my sense of purpose and my message is clear: to lift other people up, make them happy, and make the world a better place.” -Dr. Mike Mulick, DO