Dr. Tommy Mitchell graduated with a BA with highest honors from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville majoring in cell biology. For his superior scholarship during his undergraduate study, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest and one of the most respected honor societies in America. Dr. Mitchell subsequently attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1984.
Dr. Mitchell completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals in 1987. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in 1991, he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.). Tommy had a thriving medical practice in his hometown of Gallatin, Tennessee, for 20 years, but, in late 2006, he withdrew from medical practice to pursue creation ministry full time.
Since mid-2005, Dr. Mitchell has spoken for Answers in Genesis to thousands of adults, youth, and children in a variety of settings, clearly communicating reasons to trust the Bible and the Creator Christ who wrote it. He has written articles for AiG’s website and other publications, and he was the featured speaker during AiG’s relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, resulting in a Telly award-winning DVD A God of Suffering?
As a scientist, physician, and father, Dr. Mitchell has a burden to provide solid answers from the Bible to equip people to stand in the face of personal tragedy and popular evolutionary misinformation. Using communication skills developed over many years of medical practice, he connects with people at all educational levels, unveiling truth that changes lives.
In addition to his role as speaker and writer, Dr. Mitchell serves as both speaker liaison and technical liaison. He is an avid user of Apple computers and is, most certainly, “a Mac!”
Dr. Mitchell has been married to Elizabeth, herself a retired obstetrician, for 36 years, and they have three daughters. His hobbies include Martin guitars and anything to do with the famous bluegrass musician, Bill Monroe. He is Ken Ham’s most feared cribbage opponent and takes great pleasure in defeating his boss at every opportunity.