John Mitchell, MD, Anesthesiology, Boston, MA


AnesthesiologyBoston, MA

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Director Center for Education Research, Technology and Innovation (CERTAIN), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

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  • I am the Director for the Center for Education Research, Technology and Innovation (CERTAIN) for the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. I am involved with all aspects of teaching and educational innovation, including curricular design, education research, and leveraging technology in education.

    I have been lucky to be supported and recognized as a teacher and education researcher. I was selected as Departmental Teacher of the Year by residents three times and received the S.Robert Stone Award for outstanding Medical Student Teaching from Harvard Medical School. I was a Rabkin Fellow in medical education in 2009-2010 and received a John Hedley Whyte research grant in 2010-2011 and a FAER education research grant in 2012-2014 to pursue topics in education research. My current areas of interest and publication include ultrasound simulation, feedback, and shaping resident performance through patient input.

    I also am engaged as a mentor and collaborator in many education-related organizations. I enjoy mentoring other educators as a member of the Harvard Academy, a Senior Member of the BIDMC Academy of Educators, and a member of the FAER Academy of Education Mentors in Anesthesiology. I serve on the Board of Directors as Secretary for the SEA and SACPD. I am Vice President of the Inter-Hospital Study Group and develop and refine the AKT exams. I am on the Steering Committee of the Anesthesia Toolbox Project. I examine for the ABA oral exams. I also serve on the OSCE exam committee as a Vice Chair and led the development of the echo OSCE station.

Education & Training

  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalResidency
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolMedicalSchool
  • University of Michigan
    University of MichiganOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2004 - 2021
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2000 - 2016
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Anesthesiology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Member FAER Academy of Education Mentors, 2014
  • Nominee, Excellence in Mentoring Award Harvard Medical School, 2012
  • Nominee, Charles McCabe Faculty Prize Harvard Medical School, 2011
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Subclinical left ventricular dysfunction in preeclamptic women with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction: a 2D speckle-tracking imaging study  
    Shahul S, Rhee J, Hacker MR, Gulati G, Mitchell JD, Hess P, Mahmood F, Arany Z, Rana S, Talmor D, Circ Cardiovasc Imaging, 1/1/2012
  • Sudden onset of atrial flutter during continuous venovenous hemodialysis  
    Brzezinski M, Kukreja J, Mitchell JD, Pagel PS, Tassone RF, J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesth, 1/1/2012
  • Utility of a transesophageal echocardiographic simulator as a teaching tool  
    Bose RR, Matyal R, Warraich HJ, Summers J, Subramaniam B, Mitchell J, Panzica PJ, Shahul S, Mahmood F, J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesth, 1/1/2011
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA)
    Member, Board of Directors
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
  • Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia (SAGA)
    Member, Board of Directors 2012-2016
  • International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
  • Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors
    Member, Board of Directors
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
    Oral Board Examiner, Member OSCE Development Task Force