Steven Mitchell
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center Emergency Department
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Mitchell is an emergency physician and the Medical Director of the Emergency Department (ED) at Harborview Medical Center. For the COVID-19 pandemic he is also serving as the Western Washington COVID Coordination Center (RC3) Medical Director. He cares for patients in the ED at Harborview. He works with the HMC ED operations team to optimize the collaboration, coordination and collegiality required to care for patients seeking care in the emergency department.

Dr. Mitchell studies emergency department operations, emergency airway management, and geriatrics. Currently he is participating in multi-center trials which evaluate the effectiveness of intubation techniques and medications on emergency airway management and evaluating the impacts of outside radiologic interpretation discrepancies on ED operations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he founded and is leading the coordination center which manages the distribution and level-loading of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization across Washington State. He has received funding from the Washington Department of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services to carry out these efforts.

Education & Training: 
University of Washington School of Medicine
Internship and Residency: Emergency Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
(206) 755-3263
Mailing Address: 

Harborview Medical Center
Box 359702
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle WA 98104-2499

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

ED & Disaster Management Operations

Emergency Airway Management


Clinical Interests: 

Emergency Airway Management

ED Operations