Jere Holloway Mitchell

Jere Mitchell

Title: Physiologist

Company: Zale Lipshy University Hospital

Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Jere Holloway Mitchell, Carolyn P. and S. Roger Horchow Chair of Cardiac Research at Zale Lipshy University Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Physiology.

Dr. Mitchell is a much celebrated physician researcher and educator who has won numerous awards for his work on physiology, cardiology, and the related cardiopulmonary system. He has held the Horchow Chair of Cardiac Research at Lipshy since 1989 and remains a member of the courtesy staff at the affiliated Zale Lipshy University Hospital. Dr. Mitchell has also been an attending physician with the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Dallas since 1969, as well as a professor and attending at a number of hospitals in the region. At 89 years old, he remains a valued editorial board member of “Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging;” the latest in a prolific contribution to medical literature going back to 1965.

Born in Longview, Texas to William Holloway Mitchell and Dorothea Mitchell, Dr. Mitchell attended the Virginia Military Institute to earn a BS, with honors, in 1950. He became a doctor in 1954 with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and served his internship and residency with the Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas. From 1956 to 1958 he served as a cardiology fellow with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and later worked with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Public Health Service at the Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics in Bethesda, Maryland. Notably, Dr. Mitchell was the director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center from 1976 to 2000, and the Frank M. Ryburn Junior Chair of Heart Research from 1982 to 2000.

In 2000, the University of Copenhagen awarded Dr. Mitchell an honorary PhD for his many years of medical excellence. He is also listed as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, as well as a recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award. In recognition of his contributions to medical research, Dr. Mitchell has notably been honored with a 2012 Paton Prize from the Physiological Society, a 2007 Honor Award from the American Physiological Society, and was selected as the 2003 Edward Adolph Distinguished Lecturer for the society’s Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section. He remains a member of numerous medical groups, notably the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Mitchell is the father of Wendy Mitchell O’Sullivan, Laurie Mitchell Woods, and Amy Mitchell Poeppel with his late wife, Pamela Battey.

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