The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently honored UK Markey Cancer Center surgeon Dr. Timothy Mullett with the Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award. He was one of six recipients chosen for the national honor for his leadership in serving the complex needs of cancer patients and their families.
The ACS Quality of Life Award honors providers who routinely excel in providing care to their patients experiencing cancer, going beyond the bounds of their duties. Lane W. Adams emphasized the importance of a “warm hand of service” during his vice presidency of the American Cancer Society. This award represents Adams’ credence to serve and enhance others’ well-being.
Mullett has committed his time to lung screening and education by chartering the Lung Screening Excellence Project in Kentucky and serving as co-investigator at Kentucky Lung Cancer Education, Awareness, Detection and Survivorship, or LEADS. As a stage-4 liver cancer survivor, Mullett has a unique and personal perspective in providing care to his patients. He is known for his devotion to providing high-quality care for underrepresented citizens in Kentucky by working with nonprofit, government and medical groups.
Mullett currently serves as medical director for the Markey Cancer Center Research Network. He has also served as a colonel in the Army Reserves, with deployments in 2004 and 2012.
- Check out our Making the Rounds interview with Dr. Mullett, where he discusses how being a cancer survivor himself has impacted the way he cares for his patients.
- Learn more about the UK Lung Cancer Screening Program, which offers low-dose CT screens for patients who might be at risk for lung cancer, including smokers and former smokers.