38771-Mitchell, Ryan

Ryan M. Mitchell, PHD, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


Speciality: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dr. Ryan Mitchell joined Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in 2017, following a residency at the University of Washington and a fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He completed his medical degree and PhD in cell and molecular biology at Penn State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Mitchell’s passion in pediatric otolaryngology involves conditions affecting communication (i.e. hearing loss, velopharyngeal insufficiency, cleft palate) and vascular anomalies. In 2018, Dr. Mitchell and colleagues in the department of otolaryngology formed the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clinic (DHHC) at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. This specialized, multi-disciplinary clinic includes pediatric otolaryngologists as well as audiologists, psychologists and educational professionals, in order to support children through medical, social and educational care. 

Dr. Mitchell has several research pursuits, such as improving childhood communication by facilitating a child and family’s preferred communications methods, as well as studying and reducing barriers to communication. Another research interest is studying the pathogenesis of vascular anomalies and the clinical outcomes of treatment options.

Outside of patient care, Dr. Mitchell enjoys spending time with his family and has several hobbies such as home improvement, golf and kayaking.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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