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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

Diana Mitchell, MD
As a board-certified pediatric critical care specialist, Diana Mitchell, MD, treats critically ill children and teens in the pediatric intensive critical care unit (PICU). Dr. Mitchell also serves as director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.

Along with her clinical work, Dr. Mitchell is also interested in medical education of pediatric residents and fellows. She investigates the use of simulation-based training in medical education with the goal of improving pediatric critical care.

Having pioneered the pediatric resident and critical care fellow simulation courses, Dr. Mitchell is a devoted educator. She is the course director for interdisciplinary simulation-based training for fellows, residents and nurses. Additionally, Dr. Mitchell is the founder of the PICU simulation task force and PALS education director for the University of Chicago Center for Simulation. Dr. Mitchell is the core faculty for the Pediatric Residency Program, and she regularly participates in lectures on numerous critical care topics for both residents and fellows.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sepsis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pediatric Medical Simulation
  • Resuscitation

Medical Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Simulation Healthcare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2007

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Languages Spoken

  • English