Thornton S Mu


Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Location: San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX
Research Interests:
Umbilical Cord Blood Use; Preservation/Prevention of Anemia of Prematurity
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2011 - University of Hawaii/Tripler Army Medical Center - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
2006 - San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium - Pediatric Residency
2003 - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center -- MD
1996 - University of California at Berkeley -- BA


LTC Thornton Mu is originally from San Francisco, CA and received his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in 1996 where he was an Army ROTC distinguished military graduate. He served three years as a Medical Services Corps officer prior to attending medical school. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He is a graduate of San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium’s pediatric residency and Tripler Army Medical Center’s neonatology fellowship. He has deployed twice to Iraq in 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and to Afghanistan in 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He currently resides in San Antonio, TX with his family. His research interests include investigation of umbilical cord blood use as well as neonatal resuscitation practices and ECMO. His quality improvement initiatives focus on maximizing breastfeeding success in military families and neonatal outcome measures. In addition to serving as Vice President for the American Academy of Pediatrics Uniformed Services Chapter West, he is a member of the Sections on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Uniformed Services. Additionally, he holds Assistant Professor of Pediatrics appointments at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.