Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Joseph Mitchell, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Mitchell is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee. He has expertise in both primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Mitchell is an expert in the anterior approach for hip replacement and utilizes this technique almost exclusively. He has training in all modern surgical techniques including navigation, robotics and patient specific (custom) instrumentation.

Dr. Mitchell is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and obtained a bachelor of science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Parkside. He then went on to complete medical school and residency at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Mitchell completed a fellowship in joint replacement at the University of California San Diego. As a former graduate of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and residency program, he is quite passionate about training our current fellows, residents and medical students.

Recent honors include:

  • Milos Family Health Scholarship

  • UW Parkside Foundation Scholarship

  • UW SMPH Recruitment Scholarship

  • Shapiro Summer Research Scholarship

  • Marvin E. Watts Scholarship

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Medical School
    • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
    • University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA
    • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Anterior and Posterior Total Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement or Resurfacing Revision
    • Joint Replacement Revision Surgery
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement

    Research and publications

    Dr. Mitchell's research interests include anterior versus posterior based hip replacement outcomes and the impact of diversity on orthopedic patient resource utilization and outcomes.