Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRC

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology

Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRC

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology.
Department of Medical Oncology.
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities.
Associate Director, Diversity Affairs.
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.
116th President National Medical Association.


Edith P Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP, is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She also serves as Associate Director for Diversity Programs and Director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr Mitchell earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College and fellowship in Medical Oncology at Georgetown University.

Dr Mitchell has spent her career helping individuals in medically underserved areas realize changes in lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on cancer care. Her research in breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers and other GI malignancies involves new drug evaluation and chemotherapy, development of new therapeutic regimens, chemoradiation strategies for combined modality therapy, patient selection criteria, and supportive care for patients with GI cancer.

Dr Mitchell served as a member of the NCI’s Blue Ribbon Panel convened to advise the National Cancer Advisory Board on Former Vice President Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. She also served as the 116th President of the National Medical Association. She is a retired US Air Force Brigadier General, having served in the Air National Guard. She has received many military awards including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Achievement and Commendation Medals, National Defense Service Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal.