Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology and Program Leader in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, research in pancreatic cancer and other GI malignancies involves new drug evaluation and chemotherapy, development of new therapeutic regimens, chemo radiation strategies for combined modality therapy, patient selection criteria and supportive care for patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Mitchell is the Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology and Program Leader in Gastrointestinal Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. She is also the Associate Director of Diversity Programs for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and Director of the Kimmel Cancer Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities. Dr. Mitchell received a B.S. in biochemistry “with distinction” from Tennessee State University and her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She has received 21 Cancer Research and Principal Investigator Awards, and serves on the National Cancer Institute Review Panel and the Cancer Investigations Review Committee. Dr. Mitchell is a retired Brigadier General having served as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Command Surgeon for US Transportation command and headquarters Air Mobility Command based at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. She is the past president of the National Medical Association (NMA).