COVID-19 Guidelines

To protect patients, visitors and health care workers, we have implemented the following procedures:
  • Non-urgent medical appointments should be rescheduled or converted to telehealth visits.
  • Any patient checking in must tell staff and ask for a mask if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
  • Anyone under 16 years of age NOT being seen as a patient is restricted from visiting any area.
  • Visitor restrictions are in place. Please call to inquire about exceptions.

For general information, please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website

Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

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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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
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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