Dr. Robert Mitchell graduated from the University of Alberta M.D. programme in 1971 with further ophthalmic training at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Australia, and elevated to the F.R.C.S.C by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1984. The University of Calgary has appointed him as a Clinical Assistant Professor and he has surgical privileges within all the Calgary hospitals.(Foothills Hospital, Rocky View Hospital, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Alberta Children’s Hospital, South Calgary Health Campus)
Dr. Robert Mitchell founded the Mitchell Eye Centre in 1984, and has been providing quality healthcare services to Calgarians ever since. The Mitchell Eye Centre opened its’ first operating room in 1990 and laser centre in 1993 while at the Chinook Centre location. The Mitchell Eye Centre consistently uses only the most advanced and innovative technology available for the treatment of eye conditions and diseases. After moving to the present location in 2010 at the Southern Alberta Eye Centre, the Mitchell Eye Centre is part of this sophisticated facility which is at the forefront of eye care delivery in not only the province and but all of Canada.
In addition to being inducted into the Order of Alberta, Dr. Robert Mitchell is one of the co-founders of the University Eye Foundation. He has led charitable causes in both Alberta and abroad. In Alberta he provided charitable cataract surgery and was the first ophthalmologist to perform over 300 corneal grafts and LASIK in Vietnam, where he also setup 3 eye clinics to assist this struggling region.
Dr. Robert Mitchell is currently an active member within the Canadian Ophthalmology Society, American Academy of Ophthalmologists, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Alberta Medical Association, Eye Physicians and Surgeons Association of Alberta, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Surgical Eye Expeditions, and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Past research publications within the field of ophthalmology include: Surgical Correction of Hyperopia by PRK, LASIK and Clear Lensectomy. Ophthalmic Practice. February 1997 (Vol. 15 No. 1); Clear Lens Extraction for High Hyperopia. Ocular Surgery News. November 1998; Refractive Lensectomy for Hyperopia. Video Journal of Ophthalmology.1998; Refractive Case Presentations. Canadian Ophthalmic Case Consultations. April 1999;WaveFront Results. Ocular Surgery News. November 2002; TOSCA Results. Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology. October 2004; My First 1,000 Epi-LASIK Cases. Ophthalmology Management. March 2007; Roundtable with 8 International Epi-LASIK Experts. Moria Surgical. June 2007; Effect of Combination of Dorzolamide and Timolol on IOP after Cataract Surgery. Clinical & Surgical Ophthalmology. Volume 27, Number 66/ 12, 09.