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Published in This Week on October 28, 2013

Mitchell joins family medicine faculty

Mitchell_JohnDr. John R. Mitchell, a UMMC alum with a degree in pharmacy, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of family medicine and director of the Mississippi Office of Physician Workforce.

A native of Oxford, Mitchell received the B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi in 1974. After practicing pharmacy at multiple sites in Mississippi and Louisiana, Mitchell earned the M.D. at UMMC in 1986. He had a family medicine internship and residency training from 1986-89 at Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency, Ala., and a primary care faculty development fellowship from 2002-03 at Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Mitchell entered private practice in Pontotoc in 1989 before joining North Mississippi Medical Clinics in 1994. In 2001, he joined the North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, and served as assistant medical director for the NMMC Family Medicine Residency, medical director at Cedars Nursing Home, Tupelo, and Graceland Nursing Home, Pontotoc. In 2006, he served as medical director of the NMMC Work Link Clinic, Tupelo, and returned to a faculty teaching position in the Family Medicine Residency Program at North Mississippi Medical Center in 2009. Since 2012, he has served as a hospitalist at North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc.

Mitchell served as a pharmacist in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps from 1976-79, achieving the rank of captain, and as a physician in the Mississippi Army National Guard from 1983-92, achieving the rank of major.

An active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association, Mitchell has served as president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians and of the Northeast Mississippi Medical Society.

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