Dr. Carter Wallace Mitchell, MD

Dr. Carter Wallace Mitchell, MD

Dr. Carter Wallace Mitchell, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (301) 774-8959

Contact this Provider:

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Conditions I Treat
  • achilles tendon injury
  • achilles tendon tear
  • achilles tendonitis
  • achilles tendonosis
  • acromioclavicular fracture
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Procedures I Perform
  • arthroscopy of elbow
  • arthroscopy of hip
  • damaged knee cartilage removal
  • knee surgery
  • meniscus transplant
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About the Provider

Dr. Mitchell is the Director of Sports Medicine at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery as well as Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.  Dr. Mitchell specializes in arthroscopy and treats all types of sports injuries, including injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, and foot. Dr. Mitchell has specific training in the treatment of cartilage defects of the knee with articular cartilage implantation and meniscal transplantation.

Dr. Mitchell has a specific interest in the throwing athlete and has published on UCL reconstruction with Dr. James Andrews. Additionally, he has conducted biomechanical research on meniscal repair.

A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Mitchell graduated from St. Albans school. He attended Brown University and graduated with a degree in Law and Public Policy in 1997. He then conducted basic science research at the National Institutes of Health for a year before attending the Georgetown University School of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mitchell continued at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital for both his general surgery internship and his orthopaedic residency. After completing his orthopaedic training, Dr. Mitchell moved to Birmingham, Alabama to do a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine with Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute.
Dr. Mitchell has worked with the Washington Nationals and DC United and is currently the team physician for several area high schools.  He has been a team physician for the University of Alabama, the University of West Alabama, and the Birmingham Barons AA baseball team.  Dr. Mitchell is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Mitchell has a special interest in in ACL injury prevetion and is the Founder and CEO of FitSense Inc. FitSense's mission is to  combine wearable technology with validated training protocols to revolutionize injury prevention, performance, and rehabilitation. 

  • Fellowship Program: American Sports Medicine Institute (2008)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2007)
  • Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2003)
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2002)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Mitchell C, Cain EL, Andrews JR. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 19(6):596-601, November 2008.

 Mitchell C, Bolt B, Cain EL. Meniscal Anchors: How Many Do You Need? A Biomechanical Analysis of Ultra Fast Fix™ Anchor Spacing in Human Cadaveric Meniscal Tears. Poster Presentation: 2009 American Acadamy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Kuo, C K; Christoforetti, J; Thompson, D; Clinton, C; Mitchell, C; Hawkins, M; Brockmeier, S; + Tuan, R S. A model for embryonic tendon wound healing in ovo. Poster; Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. 2005

Ecelbarger CA. Kim GH. Terris J. Masilamani S. Mitchell C. Reyes I. Verbalis JG. Knepper MA. Vasopressin-mediated regulation of epithelial sodium channel abundance in rat kidney. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Fluid & Electrolyte Physiology. 279(1):46-53, 2000 Jul.

· Wade JB. Lee AJ. Liu J. Ecelbarger CA. Mitchell C. Bradford AD. Terris J. Kim GH. Knepper MA. UT-A2: a 55-kDa urea transporter in thin descending limb whose abundance is regulated by vasopressin. American Journal of Physiology. 278(1):52-62, 2000 Jan.

Masilamani S. Kim GH. Mitchell C. Wade JB. Knepper MA. Aldosterone-mediated regulation of ENaC alpha, beta, and gamma subunit proteins in rat kidney. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 104(7):19-23, 1999 Oct.

 Kim GH. Ecelbarger CA. Mitchell C. Packer RK. Wade JB. Knepper MA. Vasopressin increases Na-K-2Cl cotransporter expression in thick ascending limb of Henle’s loop. American Journal of Physiology. 276(1 Pt 2):96-103, 1999 Jan

Kim GH. Masilamani S. Turner R. Mitchell C. Wade JB. Knepper MA. The thiazide-sensitive Na-Cl cotransporter is an aldosterone-induced protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 95(24):14552-7, 1998 Nov 24.

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Member of Medical Staff
  • Board Certified in General Orthopaedics
  • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine