Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell Bio

Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell, MBA, is the Dean at Georgetown University Medical Center, a position he has held since 2002. He manages the full operations, development, and curriculum at the 160-year-old School of Medicine, overseeing a budget of more than $50 million.

While Dean, he has raised tens of millions of dollars for philanthropic and capital projects at the school. Dr. Mitchell was responsible for the opening of the Georgetown University Hospital Childhood Arthritis Center of which he still serves as director. He also spearheaded the creation of a unique student-centered curriculum, which is competence-based. It utilizes early clinical exposure and educational spaces that are considered innovative. It also includes the Endowed W. Proctor Harvey Center for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Prior to serving as Dean, Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell spent two years as Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, where he was first asked to run the academic operation of the School of Medicine.

In the previous four years, he was Founding Program Director of the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. It was during this period he initiated a Combined Medicine-Pediatrics residency in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and funded by the Partnerships in Quality Education and the Pew Charitable Trusts. He also served as Program Director of Internal Medicine during his time in Georgetown University.

Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell received his MSB EMBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University over just 22 months in 2012-2013. Areas of study included finance, business analytics, strategic thinking and marketing, and global thinking. This served him well in his consultancy role for developing a U.S. fundraising strategy for Teach for Argentina in Buenos Aires.

After receiving a BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973, he went on to achieve his Medical Degree and serve his Residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He was the Chief Resident in Medicine-Pediatrics in 1980-1981.

Today, Dr. Mitchell volunteers as Supervising Physician at the student-run HOYA Clinic for the Homeless, the Washington DC area’s only family shelter that houses 600+ families. He has served in this capacity for the last 13 years.

He has been honored on numerous occasions for his commitment to teaching excellence. The faculty at the Medical Center has awarded him the Kaiser Permanente Award as Outstanding Clinical Teacher. He has received just about every award presented by the Department of Medicine including induction into the Sol Katz Society.

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