COVID-19 Guidelines

CU Doctors are here for you!
Our clinics are open and able to serve you during this time for urgent in-person visits as well as virtual health services. Please call our clinics directly to schedule an appointment for both in person and virtual health.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients, their family members, as well as our health care team. To honor this commitment we have implemented the following procedures:

  • Non-urgent medical appointments should be converted to telehealth visits or rescheduled if telehealth is not feasible.
  • Please bring your own face mask or covering to wear. Patients checking in must tell staff if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
  • Adult patients may be allowed one asymptomatic person (at least 17 years old) for support; however, we reserve the right to deem a support person unnecessary at any time.
  • Pediatric patients may be allowed one asymptomatic adult (i.e. parent, guardian) for support.
  • For pediatric patients, please check the Children's Hospital Colorado website for updated COVID-19 related patient information.

Please call us about your current health care concerns. Please take care in following current public health guidelines. Please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website, for more information.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone safe and healthy!

John D. Mitchell, MD
Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic

Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery
Clinic (303) 724-2799
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Gender: Male
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: Surgery-Cardiothoracic

Practice Locations

UCHealth Thoracic Surgery - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Court
Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
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CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch - Thoracic Surgery
1500 Park Central Drive, Suite 101
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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UCHealth Surgical Care – Highlands Ranch Hospital
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
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National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
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Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • National Jewish Health
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Surgery, Board Certification (1995,2015)
  • Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac, Board Certification (1998,2016)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic (Tracheal, Esophageal)
  • Surgery
  • Adult General Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Infectious Lung Disease
  • Lung Transplant Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
Clinical Interest for Patients
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.



Information for Referring Providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
I am interested in thoracic oncology, diseases and surgery of the airway, lung transplantation, advanced thoracoscopic surgery, mediastinal surgery, surgery for infectious lung disease, and esophageal surgery.

Clinic Phone: (303) 724-2799
Fax Phone: (303) 724-2810
Office Phone: (303) 724-2800

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