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Curriculum – David J. Mikkelsen


1993 American Board of Urology Diplomat (Recertification-2002)
1985 NBME Diplomat
1984 M.D., Northwestern University Medical School
1980-1984 Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
1980 B.S. / Zoology
1976-1980 1976-1980 Montana State University

Graduate Hospital Clinical Experience

1986-1990 Resident, Urological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri
1985-1986 Junior Assistant Resident, General Surgery, Washington University School Of Medicine, Barnes Hospital
1984-1985 Internship, General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Research Experience

1978-1988 Urologic Research Laboratory, Washington University School of Medicine with Dr. Timothy Ratliffe
Clinical Research
  • Administered clinical trial of BGC intravesical chemotherapy
  • Performed transrectal ultrasonography to determine accuracy in staging prostate cancer
Basic Research
  • Mechanisms of BGC immunotherapy action concentrating on the binding capability between BCG and fibronectin (an extracellular matrix glycoprotein)
  • Synthesis of antibody bound liposomes for selective attachment to fibronectin

Special Certification

  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy, 1989
  • Midwest Stone Institute (in progress)
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • daVinci Robotic Laparoscopy training, June 2004, Houston Texas
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery, November 2004, Houston Texas
  • Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Oncology, June 2004, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

Professional Organization

  • American Urological Association
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • American College of Surgeons, 1993- present
  • Washington State Urology Society, 1995-present
  • Northwest Urologic Society, 1992-present
  • The Society for Laparoedoscopic Surgeons
  • Washington State Medical Association, 1990-present
  • Spokane County Medical Society 1990-present
  • Spokane Surgical Society, 1993-present

Teaching Responsibilities

Instruction of Family Medicine Residents for the Family Medicine Spokane Residency Program affiliated with the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine. Responsibilities including office evaluation and management with some instruction on office and outpatient surgical procedures.

Hospital Positions Held

1990-Present Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA
Valley Hospital & Medical Center
1993-Present Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, WA
1990-Present Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, WA
Affiliate of Providence Cancer Center