Dr. Michael E. Mitchell is a specialist in pediatric urology at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Specialty – Dr. Mitchell focuses on issues related to pediatric urology, including urethral valves, bladder dysfunction, bladder exstrophy, and urologic reconstruction.
Languages – English and German
Education – Dr. Mitchell received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and surgical, urology, and research training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the National Institute of Child Health and Development.
Other – When Dr. Mitchell was Chief of Pediatric Urology at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, he developed a Division of Pediatric Urology and a strong interest in urologic reconstruction, particularly the management of children with urethral valves and bladder exstrophy. He has developed surgical techniques to correct the most complex urologic malformations in children and has pioneered surgical techniques for patients diagnosed with bladder exstrophy and the complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy. Dr. Mitchell has furthered understanding of the pathophysiology of the bladder of children with posterior urethral valves and coined the term “valve bladder.” He emphasized the important role of early bladder cycling and the primary valve ablation approach for almost all patients with valves.