Dr. Mitchell was raised in Overland Park, Kansas. She majored in Zoology at the University of Arkansas before attending the University of Kansas for medical school. She completed her internship in internal medicine and one year of residency training at Kansas University Medical Center where she was the outstanding intern of the year and received research awards.

Dr. Mitchell finished her internal medicine training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore before returning to the University of Kansas University Medical Center for subspecialty training in gastroenterology. Between her residency and fellowship she volunteered at a hospital in Nepal and the St. Jude Hospital in St. Lucia. While in fellowship training she also worked as an emergency physician at a VA Medical Center.

Besides performing medical research while in training and co-authoring several important medical articles, Dr. Mitchell has actively participated in clinical research while in private practice. Her areas of special interest include women’s digestive issues and colon cancer screening and prevention. She loves her family, dogs, and activities outdoors including travel. She enjoys hiking and has completed the Ascent of Pikes Peak. Her hobbies include snowboarding, and learning to surf and scuba dive.


University of Arkansas, 1984

University of Kansas, College of Medicine, 1989

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center 1989-1991

Internal Medicine Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center 1991-1992

Internal Medicine Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 1992-1993

Fellowship: University of Kansas Medical Center 1993-1995

Board Certifications

Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

Diplomate of the Subspecialty of Gastroenterology / ABIM

Healthgrades: Dr. Sue M. Mitchell, MD

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