John Mitchell, MD

Bayhealth Kent Campus Welcomes New Director of Trauma Surgery

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 | Bayhealth Kent Campus, Emergency Care, Expanded Services
Bayhealth is proud to welcome John Mitchell, MD, as the new director of trauma surgery for Bayhealth Kent Campus in Dover. Dr. Mitchell is a highly experienced and board-certified critical care and general surgeon who subspecializes in trauma and critical care. He also joins the Bayhealth General Surgery, Dover practice, a part of Bayhealth Medical Group, with fellow surgeons Assar Rather, MD; Theodoros Katsichtis, MD; Bradford Mitchell, MD; Krishnaraj Mahendraraj, MD; and Edward Alexander, MD.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Dr. John Mitchell as our new director of trauma surgery,” said Bayhealth Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Gary Siegelman, MD, MSc. “He brings remarkable expertise and dedication to this role, ensuring that our community members who are critically injured or require emergency surgery receive the best possible care when they need it most. As we unfortunately see traffic collisions and other serious forms of traumatic injury occurring throughout Kent and Sussex counties, it’s important to know that Bayhealth has a strong trauma program at our Kent and Sussex Campuses. Dr. Mitchell's experienced leadership will enable the growth of our Kent Campus program and have significant influence across our health system."

Most recently, Dr. Mitchell served as the director of trauma and acute care surgery at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He also was a clinical assistant professor for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Over his more than 20-year medical career in critical care, trauma and numerous surgical specialties, he’s held numerous director and attending surgeon positions at health systems in Connecticut, New York, and back in his home country of Guyana.

Dr. Mitchell earned his medical degree from State University of New York at Brooklyn and completed his residency at Brooklyn Hospital Center. He then completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in New York City. He holds board certifications in general surgery and surgical critical care from the American Board of Surgery.

Bayhealth offers emergency care at locations throughout Delaware. Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus in Dover was recently reverified as a level III trauma center. Bayhealth has an Emergency and Trauma Center at its Sussex Campus hospital in Milford, a freestanding Emergency Department in Smyrna, and just opened a hybrid emergency and urgent care center at its new Total Care facility in Milton. Visit to learn more about the Bayhealth General Surgery, Dover practice.

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