Aaron P. Mitchell, MD, MPH

About Me

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for people with prostate cancer and bladder cancer. I am also part of MSK’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. My research focuses on improving how the healthcare system helps people with these and other cancers.

I base my practice around the core principles of patient autonomy and evidence-based medicine. Patient autonomy means that the doctor provides information, guidance, and counseling, but the people we care for ultimately make all of the decisions. It also means that those decisions will always be respected. Evidence-based medicine means that I base my recommendations on what treatments have been proven to work through testing in clinical trials. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, people with cancer are able to participate in trials of newer treatments that will help us develop the next generation of proven therapies.

In my research, I study cancer at the population level. I am interested in healthcare policy and how it can be improved to better the treatment and experiences of people with cancer.

  • Clinical Expertise: Prostate Cancer; Bladder Cancer
  • Awards and Honors: Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award (YIA), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Award, North Carolina Oncology Association Outstanding Fellow Award
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, NYU School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine – Duke University
  • Fellowships: Medical Oncology – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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