Dr. Michael Mitchell

Rank / Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor



  • Undergraduate, Western University
  • MD, Western University
  • Internal Medicine, Western University
  • Respirology, University of Ottawa
  • Fellowship, Interventional Pulmonology, University of Ottawa
  • Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, Harvard University


Clinical Interests / Specializations

  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Medical pleuroscopy
  • Interventional bronchoscopy
  • Pleural disease


Research and Training Interests

  • Diagnosis and management of malignant pleural effusions
  • Use of EBUS in diagnosis of lung cancer



  • Alhabeeb F,...Mitchell MA, Amjadi K. Indwelling tunneled pleural catheters in patients with hepatic hydrothorax: A single-center analysis for outcomes and complications.  Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. 2020. (accepted)
  • Dhaliwal I, KassirianS, Mitchell MA, et al. Endoscopic nodal staging in oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) being treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (ENDO-SABR). BMC Cancer. 2022 Apr 28;22(1):468. 
  • Nicholas Pj R... Mitchell M. et al. Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration with 19G Needle versus 21G and 22G Needles for Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy. Chest. 2022 Sep;162(3):712-720.
  • Kassirian S, Mitchell MA, Dhaliwal I. Synchronous metastatic lung adenocarcinoma and marginal B-cell lymphoma presenting as pleural nodules. BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Mar 1;15(3). 
  • Kassirian S, Hinton SN...Mitchell MA. Diagnostic sensitivity of pleural fluid cytology in malignant pleural effusions: systematic review and meta-analysis. Thorax. 2022. [Epub ahead of print]. 
  • Kassirian S, Hinton SN...Mitchell MA. Effect of Needle Size on Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis with Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Feb;19(2):279-290. 
  • Kassirian S, Mitchell MA, McCormack D et al. Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) in capillary pull versus suction biopsy technique with endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2022 Jan 1;29(1):48-52. 
  • Mitchell MA, Deschner E, Dhaliwal I, Amjadi K, Chee A. Association between patient demographics, comorbidities, and clinical outcomes in adults hospitalized for empyema. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 May;18(5):904-906. 
  • Gillet D, Mitchell MA, Dhaliwal I. Avoid the Trap: Non-expanding Lung. Chest. 2021 Sep;160(3):1131-1136. 
  • Hamad F, Souza C, Mitchell M, Amjadi K. Tract Metastasis in patients with long-term pleural catheter-computed tomography diagnosis and longitudinal assessment. Eur Radiol. 2021;31:7325-7331. 
  • D’Silva KM, Mehta R, Mitchell M, et al. Proton pump inhibitor use and risk for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2021 May;27(5):697-703. 
  • Tremblay A, Chee A...Mitchell M, et al. Protocol for Stather Canadian Outcomes Registry for Chest ProcedurEs (SCOPE). BMJ Open Respir Res. 2021. Jan;8(1).
  • Malik A, Mitchell MA, Dhaliwal I, Amjadi K. Use of indwelling pleural catheters for patients with hematologic malignancies and malignant pleural effusions. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. 2020.
  • Dhaliwal I, Gillett D, Train E, Amjadi K, Mitchell MA, Johnson A. Budget-impact analysis for pleuroscopy in the diagnosis of undifferentiated pleural effusion, Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. 2020;4(3):180-186,
  • Mitchell MA, Dhaliwal D, Mulpuru S, Amjadi K, Chee A. Early readmission to hospital in cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion: analysis of the Nationwide Readmissions Database. Chest. 2020;157(2):435-445.
  • Mitchell MA, Li P, Pease C, Hosseini S, Souza C, Zhang T, Amjadi K. Catheter tract metastasis in mesothelioma patients with indwelling pleural catheters: a retrospective cohort study. Respiration. Dec 2019;97(5):428-4
  • Mitchell MA, Hogan K, Amjadi K. Atezolizuamb-induced sarcoid-like granulomatous reaction in a patient with urothelial cell carcinoma. Immunotherapy. 2018 Oct;10(14):1189-1192.
  • Mitchell MA, Burkett A, Li P, Zhang T, Amjadi K. Effect of chemotherapy on removal of indwelling pleural catheters in breast cancer patients with malignant pleural effusions. Respiration. 2018;96(6):552-559.


Contact Information

800 Commissioners Road East. Rm. E6-202

London, ON, Canada N6A 5W9

Tel: 519-667-6756

Fax: 519-667-6597