Kara J. Mitchell M.D. Accepting new patients

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Hospital medicine, Perioperative medicine, Primary care - internal medicine


English, Spanish


Kara Mitchell, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Medicine Consult and Pre-Op Clinic at UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mitchell cares for the medical concerns of patients who are hospitalized after having surgery. She typically meets patients prior to surgery at the Medicine Consult and Pre-Op Clinic in order to learn about their medical history and to offer suggestions of ways to reduce the risk of medical complications.

Dr. Mitchell earned her M.D. from the UW. She wrote several chapters of the Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook, which has sold over 50,000 electronic copies and has been translated into several languages. Her clinical and research interests include surgical risk stratification, perioperative management of existing medical problems, perioperative management of medications and evaluation and treatment of medical complications of surgery.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Mitchell enjoys exploring beaches, hiking, swimming, playing volleyball, contemplating works of art and reading.

Medicine Consult and Pre-Op Clinic UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


Primary care - internal medicine

Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical education, 2002

University of Virginia

Residency, Internal Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine, 2005, American Board of Internal Medicine