Mack Mitchell, M.D.

Mack Mitchell, M.D.

Vice President Medical Affairs

  • Nancy S. and Jeremy L. Halbreich Professorship in Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases
  • Liver Disease
  • Esophageal Disorders


Mack Mitchell, M.D., is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Mitchell’s clinical expertise is in digestive and liver diseases, and his research has been focused on alcohol-associated liver disease and alcohol use disorders.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in human biology at Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Phi Beta Kappa. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hepatology at Johns Hopkins; he also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Vanderbilt University.

Before coming to UT Southwestern, Dr. Mitchell was the Chief of Gastroenterology and the Medical Director of Ambulatory Services at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; the Chairman of Internal Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center; and the Chairman of Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Mitchell chose to move from Johns Hopkins to UT Southwestern because of tremendous opportunities to develop and expand clinical services in a growing university medical practice. Before taking on his current role as Vice President for Medical Affairs, he was Vice-Chair of Internal Medicine for Clinical Operations, focused primarily on the ambulatory practice at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Mitchell has served on several national committees, including the Advisory Council and the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, the Research Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the Examination Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is currently President of ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research and received the Seixas Award for Distinguished Service by the Research Society on Alcoholism. He is a fellow of the American Association for Study of Liver Diseases and the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Dr. Mitchell is a general gastroenterologist who treats a wide variety of digestive disorders, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux to celiac disease, microscopic colitis, and malabsorption. He also treats a wide range of liver diseases; he has a particular focus on fatty liver diseases, including those related to alcohol use and to metabolic syndrome.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1980-1982), Gastroenterology
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1979-1980), Hepatology
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1977-1979), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1973-1977)
Honors & Awards
  • Research Society on Alcoholism 2007, Seixas Award for Distinguished Service
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Liver Disease
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver Transplant Medicine
  • Cancer Screening
  • Gastroduodenal Diseases

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