The Class of 1974’s Edith Mitchell, M.D., has been named the 2011 Practitioner of the Year from the Philadelphia County Medical Society.
Mitchell, clinical professor of medicine and medical oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, was recognized for excellence in clinical care and community service at the PCMS President’s Ball on June 11 in Lafayette Hill, Pa.
“For over 165 years, this society has been advocating for the best in healthcare for all the citizens of Philadelphia,” said Mitchell, who is also associate director for diversity programs at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. “It’s a great honor to be part of those efforts and recognized for it with this award.”
After earning her medical degree on the MCV Campus in 1974, she completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Georgetown University. Mitchell entered active duty after completing her training and is now a retired Brigadier General from the United States Air Force.
Read more about Mitchell’s career helping individuals in underserved areas and conducting research in pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies. She has authored and co-authored more than 100 articles, book chapters, and abstracts on cancer treatment, prevention and cancer control.