John D. Mitchell, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient John D. Mitchell, MD, is a surgeon at National Jewish Health. Dr. Mitchell is in the Division of Specialty Services. Thoracic Surgeon Professor Thoracic Surgery Clinic 5280 Top Doctors 2022 (16th year) Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (16th year) America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Programs & Services Cancer Care Lung Cancer Screening CT Program Oncology Surgery Thoracic Surgery Specialties & Conditions Lung Cancer 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. See More View Publications Education Education 1987 University of Michigan Medical School, MD 1983 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, BA Internships 1988 Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Residency 1996 Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Chief Resident, Thoracic and Cardiac 1996 Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Chief Resident, Congenital Cardiac Surgery 1994 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 Languages English Ask a Question through MyChart Sign in to your MyChart account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.