Dr Ruth Mitchell is a fellowship trained Neurosurgeon, with a keen interest in paediatric neurosurgery, brain tumour biology, and injury research. Dr Mitchell completed her medical studies at Flinders University in 2007, then commenced neurosurgery training across leading Victorian and New South Wales medical centres. Dr Mitchell is also a fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr Mitchell has completed subspecialty fellowship training in paediatric neurosurgery in Vancouver, Canada, and is now based in NSW, working at Sydney Children's Hospital.
Dr Ruth Mitchell is dedicated to carrying out research to better understand neurosurgical disease and harnessing the tools of structural biology to improve patient outcomes. This has seen Dr Mitchell being awarded numerous grants and scholarships, from foundations such as Cancer Australia and the Brain Foundation. Dr Mitchell has been an active contributor to medical science, continually publishing journal articles, presenting research to peers and the wider community and providing perspective on current subject matter.
Dr Mitchell is currently a member of the AOA Cultural Inclusion Working Group and deputy chair and board member for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Foundation for Surgery. Dr Mitchell also spent many years advocating for medical trainees, taking on numerous roles within the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trainees’ Association. Dr Mitchell has also been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
Dr Ruth Mitchell is available for consultations and telehealth bookings in relation to independent medical examinations, workplace injuries, transport accidents, public liability matters, total permanent disability and medical negligence claims. Dr Mitchell is also available for complex case discussion and file review.