Education and Expertise
Dr. John Mitchell earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his general surgery residency and his thoracic surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Mitchell currently practices at the University of Colorado, where he also serves as an assistant professor and Chief of General Thoracic Surgery. His special areas of interest include thoracic surgery and minimally invasive robotic surgery, as well as lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
With his expertise and his team of specialists, Dr. John Mitchell is able to provide top-notch care to his patients with lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
Dr. Mitchell has the distinction of serving as Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery for the University of Colorado. He has also won an award called the “Pioneer Award” for his leadership, vision, and commitment to helping his patients.
Publications and Surgical Technique
Dr. Mitchell has authored and co-authored a number of peer-reviewed articles. In one of his articles, Dr. Mitchell challenged the use of anatomic lobectomy for certain lung cancers, asserting it is an excessive treatment in some cases. He prefers minimally invasive robotic surgery over more aggressive surgical techniques because it has fewer risks, is less invasive, and has a shorter recovery time.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Dr. Mitchell works in close conjunction with a multidisciplinary team, including Dr. Michael Weyant, other surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. With his expertise and his team of specialists, Dr. Mitchell is able to provide top-notch care to his patients with lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.