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Featured Profile: Jonathan Mitchem


Jonathan Mitchem

University of Missouri oncologist Dr. Jonathan Mitchem is an expert on intestinal diseases.

Mitchem, who earned his medical degree with honors, is a skilled oncology surgeon. Among other specialties, he has expertise in the treatment of colorectal cancer – one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States. In addition to performing surgeries, Mitchem also writes articles detailing best surgical practices for patients with cancer, as well as polyps and other colon disorders.

Outside of the operating room, Mitchem also tackles colon and rectal cancers in his research. He is working to understand the best way to harness a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer by focusing on how the anti-tumor immune response develops.

Mitchem is an MU KL2 Clinical Research Scholar, a designation granted to outstanding junior faculty. Through a University of Missouri-Washington University partnership, co-funded by MU’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Mitchem has received funding and mentorship to enhance his multidisciplinary clinical research.

Dr. Jonathan Mitchem is an assistant professor of surgery in the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine.

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