Oscar J.L. Mitchell, MD is a Fellow in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Clinical Epidemiology program at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Research Fellow at the Center for Resuscitation Science. Dr. Mitchell is interested in the identification and prevention of deterioration of hospitalized adults in order to prevent decompensation and death. He is currently researching the effects of delayed assessment of deteriorating patients on outcomes.
Dr. Mitchell studied medicine at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, where he started his career in the National Health Service. It was here that he developed a keen interest in critical care outreach and patient deterioration. He moved to the United States and completed residency in Internal Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. He moved to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.