The 10th episode of the Dextrocardia podcast features an interview with Dr. Hope Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell Dermatology. Dr. Mitchell offers insight into dermatology for people of color and racial equity in healthcare.
Medical education has faced backlash for not including enough examples of how pathologies present on darker skin tone. Does this affect medical diagnosis? How do we diagnose conditions without being able to see them on the skin? Dermatologist Dr. Hope Mitchell dives in on these questions and shares her opinions for how we can reach racial health equity. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Mitchell attended the University of Rochester and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She obtained her doctorate of medicine from The Medical College of Ohio (MCO). She also completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a Pathology Fellowship while at MCO and a residency in Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Mitchell is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Mitchell is an Ohio and Michigan board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist and the founder & CEO of Mitchell Dermatology.
With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, she is an accomplished, highly qualified dermatologist and entrepreneur. As the director of operations of Mitchell Dermatology Center of Northwest Ohio and Commerce Medical Partners, she manages the Perrysburg location and the company’s satellite location in Fremont. Dr. Mitchell is dedicated to patient-centered care and education and she thoroughly enjoys every scope of her practice, routinely treating hair, skin and nail problems in pediatric and adult patients, with competent and compassionate care. She has extensive experience in general dermatologic education and treatment, acne/complexion treatment, skin cancer diagnosis, treatment and surgery, as well as cosmetic injectables. Dr. Mitchell has subspecialty interest in hair loss, eczema, hyperpigmentation, skin cancer prevention and skincare consultations.
Dr. Mitchell is an advocate for mentorship, education and diversity in medicine and dermatology. She is a consistent mentor to many medical students pursuing dermatology as a career. In addition to practicing and overseeing the daily operations of her practice, she creates hands-on shadow experiences for, builds relationships with, and especially encourages female students from middle school through college that have an interest in medicine. Her belief is that exposure to the medical field at the earliest age will cultivate confidence, opportunities and diversity in medicine. Dr. Mitchell is a wife and mother of four young adult children. She enjoys ministry, fitness, gardening, antiquing, traveling, spending time with her family and serving the community through her annual free skin cancer screenings.
Dr. Mitchell and her service-oriented, efficient and professional staff welcome new and returning patients and are ready to meet every skin care need with an individualized, unique care plan that is deserved. Follow her on Instagram at @drhopemitchell
Dextrocardia features interviews with fellow medical students, medical school faculty, and medical practitioners on everything from how to succeed in medical school, to fighting racial inequality in medicine and how medical students are working in the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement.
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(Top photo): Dermatologist Dr. Hope Mitchell is interviewed on Dextrocardia Podcast Episode 10, now available. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Hope Mitchell.
Scott is Director of Digital Content at UMHS and editor of the UMHS Endeavour blog. When he's not writing about UMHS students, faculty, events, public health, alumni and UMHS research, he writes and edits Broadway theater reviews for a website he publishes in New York City, StageZine.com.