John D. Mitchell
Thoracic Surgeon
Professor
Thoracic Surgery Clinic
5280 Top Doctors 2016
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions

Special Interests

I am interested in lung cancer, esophageal surgery, airway surgery, lung transplantation, mediastinal disease, surgery for hyperhidrosis, robotic thoracic surgery, and advanced thoracoscopic surgery including VATS lobectomy/segmentectomy.

Education

Education
University of Michigan Medical School, MD
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, BA
Internships
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program,
Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Chief Resident, Thoracic and Cardiac
Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Chief Resident, Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Surgery

Awards & Recognition

2011: Pioneer Award, University of Colorado Hospital
2011: Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine
2010: America's Top Doctor, Castle Connolly
2010: Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine
2009: Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine
2008: Donald B. Doty Educational Award, Western Thoracic Surgical Association
2008: Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine
2007: Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery, Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis
2007: Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine
2006: Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine

Board Certification

1998, 2007: Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac
1995, 2005: Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Member
American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, Member
American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member
Bay Area Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
Colorado Thoracic Society, Member
Denver Academy of Surgery, Member
General Thoracic Surgical Club, Member
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Member
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
Southwest Oncology Group, Member
Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Member

Academic Affiliations

Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Chief, General Thoracic Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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