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Diana Mitchell, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

As a board-certified pediatric critical care specialist, Diana Mitchell, MD, treats critically ill children and teens in the pediatric intensive critical care unit (PICU).

Along with her clinical work, Dr. Mitchell is also interested in medical education of pediatric residents and fellows. She investigates the use of simulation-based training in medical education with the goal of improving pediatric critical care.

Having pioneered the pediatric resident and critical care fellow simulation courses, Dr. Mitchell is a devoted educator. She is the course director for interdisciplinary simulation-based training for fellows, residents and nurses. Additionally, Dr. Mitchell is the founder of the PICU simulation task force and PALS education director for the University of Chicago Center for Simulation. Dr. Mitchell is the Fellowship Program Director and Core Faculty for the Pediatric residency program, and she regularly participates in lectures on numerous critical care topics for both residents and fellows.

Practice Location(s)

University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Critical Care

Medical School

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


Society for Critical Care Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society for Simulation Healthcare

Language(s) Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-2960

Office Fax

(773) 702-4041

Office Postal Address

Diana Mitchell, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1145
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Medical education
  • Medical Simulation training
  • Outcomes

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Mitchell's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.