David Mullens, D.P.M., J.D. He completed his residency at Jewish Memorial Hospital in New York (1970-1971) and at the Podiatry Hospital in San Francisco (1971-1972). He then did a post-doctoral fellowship in dermatology and vascular disease at Stanford University Hospital (1972-1973). Dr. Mullens started the podiatric surgical residency program at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital in 1975 and established the podiatric surgical service at Stanford University Hospital in 1976. He is a fellow of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and has authored articles and book chapters on lower extremity problems. He has served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and as a Professor with dual appointments in Basic Science and Podiatric Medicine at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He was a community surgeon in the Orthopedic Department of Stanford University Hospital from 1976 through 2011. He earned his J.D. at Peninsula University Law School in 1997 and was an associate attorney with Alexander Hawes and Audet in San Jose, CA until 2004. He established his own law practice in Palo Alto in 2004 and represents health care providers regarding payment for services by Medicare and the for-profit insurance companies. To date, Dr. Mullens has successfully prosecuted the collection of several thousand CPT and HCPCS codes previously denied for payment by Medicare and the for-profit insurance companies.