close   X

healthcare locations

Search Locations

close   X

Gary Mueller, MD, Program Director


cystic fibrosis, asthma, chronic lung disorders, flexible bronchoscopy, mechanical ventilation, pulmonary function testing


Dr. Gary Mueller is a pulmonologist and program director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Dayton Children's Hospital. He also is an associate professor at Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University.



education and training

  • medical school: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • internship: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • residency: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • fellowship: Pediatric pulmonology, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN
  • board certification: American Board of Pediatrics Subboard in Pediatric Pulmonology

publications and presentations

  • Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Guidelines: Prevention and Eradication of Initial Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection. Mogayzel PJ , et al, and the Pulmonary Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee (including Mueller GA). Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Dec;11(10):1640-50.
  • Mueller GA, Wolf S, Bacon E, Forbis S, Langdon L, Lemming, C. Contemporary Topics in Pediatric Pulmonology for the Primary Care Clinician. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, July 2013; Vol 43:6, pp 129-160.
  • Mogayzel PJ, Naureckas ET, Robinson KA, Mueller G, Hadjiliadis D, Hoag JB, Lubsch L, Hazle L, Sabadosa K, Marshall B, and the Pulmonary Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Guidelines: Chronic Medications for the Maintenance of Lung Health. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, April 1, 2013; Vol 187, Iss 7, pp 680-689.
  • Mueller GA, Pickoff AS. Pediatric Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonitis in an HIV-Negative Child with PulmonaryEpstein –Barr Virus Infection. Pediatric Pulmonology, 2003.
  • Mueller GA. Bronchoscopy is indicated for all children with stridor-con position. J. of Bronchology; 7:4, October 2000, pp. 343-348.
  • Mueller GA, Quinlan WM, Doyle NA, Doerschuk CM. The role of cytoskeletal proteins in neutrophil emigration during pneumonia in rabbits. Am J of Resp & Crit Care Med; 150:2, 1994, pp. 455-461.
  • Mueller GA. Sedation and Analgesia in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. CMC Forum. Summer Quarter 1994, pp. 4-9.
  • Mueller GA, Eigen H. Pulmonary Function Testing in Pediatric Practice. Pediatrics in Review; 15:10, 1994, pp 403-411.

Book Chapters

  • Stark JM, Mueller GA. Lung Defense: Intrinsic, Innate, and Adaptive. Kendig’s Disorders of the RespiratoryTract in Children. 8th Edition. Editors: Chernick, Boat, Wilmott, and Bush. Saunders Elsevier
  • Mueller GA, Eigen H. Pulmonary Function Testing. In Finberg L. (editor): Saunders Manual of Pediatric Practice. 1997 (revised, 2001). Chapter 213, pp. 669-673.
  • Mueller GA, Eigen H. Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing in Asthma. Pediatric Clinics of North America, Childhood Asthma. December, 1992, 39:6, pp. 1243-1258.
  • Brewer GJ, Mueller GA, Brewer LF, Dick RD. A search for the primary biochemical effect of the Dpg gene: Does this influence cellular aging? Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Aging: The Red Cell as a Model. 1985, New York, NY. Alan R. Liss, Inc.

awards, honors and organizations

  • Best Doctor’s in America 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Martha Franz Resident Medical Education Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honors Medical Society

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I enjoy working with children and it is rewarding to heal many of the common breathing ailments in children.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I enjoyed the region and it's quality of life.

Dayton Children's is special because...

It's solely dedicated to the care of children.

ratings and reviews
star star star star star

Dayton Survey

He always goes so far above what might be required. He actually had an opening that day when I called and saw [...] that same day. Because [...] is dealing with such a complex issue right now, he got on the phone to another doctor and had a whole conference of doctors in the hall discussing [...]’s case. In fact, he was the first one to kind of see the correct path we needed to head down in order to treat [...]. In talking with [...]’s other wonderful doctors, it is my understanding that Dr. Mueller went a little bit against the grain, but it is looking like his ideas are actually the direction we need to go. Even back this fall/winter, he knew something was wrong and worked so hard to try to figure it out, even when some others couldn’t find a problem. Dr. Mueller has ALWAYS been ready and available to help however he could. I just hope he knows how much it is appreciated.

star star star star star

Dayton Survey

I like that Dr. Mueller treated my child as a patient. He directed questions towards her, he asked her how she was feeling about her experiences. He treated her as though she was the patient and not just a child. [...] he treated her like she had a right to make a decision in her care and I really truly adored that.

star star star star star

Dayton Survey

The doctor is knowledgeable and listens to our questions and concerns.

star star star star star

Dayton Survey

He is wonderful and always willing to go above and beyond to care for my son.

Load more testimonials...

view all doctors

Daniel Evans, MD, Division Chief

view full bio

Stephen J. Wolf, MD, Program Director

pulmonology, transitional care unit
view full bio

Elizabeth Bacon, DO

view full bio

Mark Minor, MD

view full bio