Stephanie L. Mitchell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Mitchell is the director of Clinical Microbology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the assistant director of Clinical Microbiology at UPMC Presbyterian.

Office Location:
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue
Main Hospital, Floor B, Suite 269
Pittsurgh, PA 15224
Contact Information:
CHP Office Telephone: 412-692-5068
CLB Office Telephone: 412-647-6617


  • BS - Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
  • PhD - Tufts University, 2015

Clinical Expertise

  • Clinical laboratory detection of microbial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance
  • Role of the clinical laboratory in public health surveillance of antibiotic resistance

Research Interests

  • Development of molecular diagnostics for application in the clinical lab for the detection of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance
  • Development and implementation of Next Generation Sequencing for diagnostic assays in the clinical laboratory

Selected Publications

View Dr. Mitchell's publications on PubMed

  1. Mitchell SL, Alby K. Performance of Microbial Identification by MALDI-TOF MS and Susceptibility Testing by VITEK 2 from Positive Blood Cultures after Minimal Incubation on Solid Media. 2017. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. doi: 10.1007/s10096-017-3046-0.
  2. Mitchell SL, Mattei LM, Alby K. Whole Genome Characterization of a naturally occurring Vancomycin-dependent Enterococcus faecium from a patient with bacteremia. 2017. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2017.05.002
  3. Mitchell SL, Blumberg EA, Edelstein PH. Bacteremia caused by the photosynthetic environmental bacterium Rhodopseudomonas. 2017. Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy. doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2017.04.001.
  4. Mitchell SL, Kajon AE, Summer K, Kim J, Cárdenas A. An Unusual Case of Disseminated Adenovirus Infection in a Cystic Fibrosis, Liver Transplant Patient. 2016. Journal of Clinical Virology. 81: 64-7.
  5. Mitchell SL, Ismail A, Camilli A. The auxiliary protein, VieB, plays an inhibitory role in the VieSAB three-component signal transduction system in V. cholerae. 2015. BMC Microbiology. 15(59).