John D. Mitchell
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John D. Mitchell, MD is the Professor of Surgery and Chief of General Thoracic Surgery within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Mitchell is the Director of Thoracic Surgery at University of Colorado Hospital where he has a very busy clinical practice. He is also the Medical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Multi-Disciplinary Clinic and Lung Cancer Screening Program at University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Mitchell’s clinical interests include:
- Lung cancer
- Surgery of the airway
- Surgery for infectious lung disease
- Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for emphysema
- Esophageal cancer
- Adult lung transplantation
- Minimally invasive approaches to thoracic surgical procedures
Dr. Mitchell has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of lung infection and serves as a consultant for National Jewish Health, attracting patients from throughout the country. Since his arrival in Colorado in 2002, he has been recognized repeatedly by his peers as one of the best thoracic surgeons in the Rocky Mountain region. As further testament to his clinical excellence, Dr. Mitchell is recognized both nationally and internationally for teaching other surgeons state-of-the-art techniques related to minimally invasive (VATS) thoracic surgery.
A native of Colorado, Dr. Mitchell received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, graduating Magna cum Laude in 1983. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School on an Armed Forces Scholarship, graduating in 1987 with honors. Following medical school, he completed residencies in both General and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School in Boston. During his residency, Dr. Mitchell also served as a Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Liverpool, England, and was a research fellow at Harvard from 1990 to 1992.