Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Doctor of Philosophy, Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
Doctor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Fellow, Advanced Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Dr. Mitchell received dual B.A. degrees in Integrated Science and Biology graduating with honors and cum laude from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Mitchell received her PhD in Pharmacology with a concentration in Mass Spectrometry of Lipids from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Her dissertation title was Identification of Biologically Active Lipids Derived During Ozonolysis of Pulmonary Surfactant. Dr. Mitchell received her MD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado.
Prior to joining the clinical faculty staff at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Mitchell completed an Advanced Radiation Oncology Fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Mitchell completed her residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Mitchell was awarded a second place poster award in biology at the 51st ASTRO annual meeting. For the final five years of her MD / PhD training, Dr. Mitchell was the recipient of an individual NRSA fellowship grant awarded by the NIEHS. Dr. Mitchell also received the Graduate Merit Training Grant, the Erwin Macy Scholarship, and an IBM grant for women in research.
I've recently received a KUCC pilot grant for my translational project entitled "Development of a Radiosensitivity Assay for Clinical Use in DCIS." I've also had active clinical research projects in cervical cancer and breast cancer accepted for presentation at our national meeting. I've also worked to develop a program for reducing radiation dose to the heart for our left sided patients by performing treatments during deep inspiration
Melissa P Mitchell, MD, PhD
Richard and Annette Bloch Radiation Oncology Pavilion, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 4033, Kansas City, KS 66160