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Aaron Mitchell is a third-year oncology fellow at the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Mitchell grew up in North Carolina, and received his BS in biology from Yale University in 2005. He received his MD from New York University School of Medicine in 2011, before returning to his home state to train in internal medicine at Duke University Hospital. At Duke, he served as the Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety at the Durham VA Hospital from 2014-15. He began his fellowship in medical oncology at UNC in July 2015, where he is also pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology at the UNC School of Public Health. His primary mentor is Dr. Ethan Basch.
Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on understanding the delivery and financing of cancer care. A health services researcher, his particular areas of interest include pharmaceutical pricing, physician reimbursement reform, and clinical trial design. His recent work on industry conflicts of interest in oncology was presented as an oral abstract at the ASCO 2017 Annual Meeting, “Pharmaceutical industry payments and oncologist drug selection.” To date, he has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters in both basic science, clinical oncology, and health services research.