Kenneth D. Mitchell, PhD


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Title: Physiologist, Educator
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Kenneth Mitchell, Physiologist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in kidney and physiology research.

While studying as an undergraduate, Dr. Mitchell took a class in physiology and knew from then on it was his calling. Since then, he has become a leading researcher in high blood research on kidneys and in physiology. In 1998, he joined the faculty of Tulane University as an assistant professor of the department of physiology. In 1995, he was made an associate professor, and in 2012, was recognized as a full professor within the institution. He had previously conducted research and taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Edinburgh. In addition to these roles, Dr. Mitchell has served as a research mentor for medical students, a director of The DeBakey Scholars Program and chair of the First Year Curriculum Committee at Tulane University.

In his career, Dr. Mitchell is most proud of moving to the United States to do his postdoctoral training and when he conducted his first experiment and it worked. He has served as a reviewer of the abstract hypertension council and grant reviewer for the American Heart Association for more than 20 years. From 1995 to 2000, he received the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association. He has been a fellow of the Association’s Council on High Blood Research since 1993. In addition, Dr. Mitchell has been a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, the American Physiology and the International Society of Nephrology. Dr. Mitchell received a PhD in physiology from the University of Edinburgh and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Nephrology Research and Training Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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