Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD

Dean for Medical Education
Dean for Medical Education

A Dreyfuss National Merit Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Mitchell completed training and certification in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. He completed Rheumatology subspecialty training at Georgetown University.

In 1988, he accepted a faculty position to provide rheumatology teaching and service in adult and pediatric rheumatology at Georgetown University Hospital, where he opened the Childhood Arthritis Center. He served as Residency Program Director in Internal Medicine from 1992 to 1999 and initiated an innovative Medicine Pediatric Residency at Georgetown in partnership with Kaiser Permanente in 1996 under the sponsorship of Partnerships for Quality Education and the Pew Charitable Trusts. He has served on the Council and Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) from 1996-2002. He served as Associate Dean for Clinical Curriculum at Georgetown University School of Medicine from 1998-2000 and as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2000 until May 2002. He currently serves as the Joseph Butenas Professor of and Dean of   Medical Education at Georgetown.

Dr. Mitchell has been honored with multiple Golden Apple awards and has been inducted then into the Golden Orchard twice for medical student education. He has received the Kaiser Permanente Award from the faculty for the outstanding Clinical Teacher in the medical center. Dr. Mitchell has received every residency teaching award in the Department of Medicine, including induction into the Sol Katz Society. He was awarded a Laureate Award from the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine in 2002. In 2004, he was inducted into Mastership of the College, the highest honor bestowed only on 600 living members of the 150,000 member organization.

Dr. Mitchell completed the Stanford Faculty development program in Clinical Teaching in 1994 and has delivered that clinical teaching model in many venues around the country. In 1996 he completed the Harvard Macy Institute as Clinician Educator and in 2000 completed the Leaders course. In 2005 he hosted the third reunion of Harvard Macy Educators in Washington, DC in an international conference on “ a Global View of Medical Education.”