Mitchell Shub, MD
Chair, Department of Child Health

Department Contact:
Claire Brenner
Phone: 602-827-2067

Mitchell Shub, MD

Brief Bio

Mitchell (Mitch) Shub, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He has served as a leader in pediatric care in our community for more than three decades.

Dr. Shub is a founding member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, serving among the handful of key physicians who built the bedrock of the University’s presence in Phoenix more than 20 years ago. He has been a professor in the Department of Child Health since its inception and has served as the Chair of the Department since 2014.

Dr. Shub received his MD from the University of Vermont, completed a residency in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and followed with a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He then went on to serve on the faculty at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before coming to Arizona to be part of the faculty at the then recently established Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Dr. Shub has been actively engaged in research throughout his career. His research has focused on a rare cause of congenital diarrhea. This research has resulted in the discovery of the gene mutation and has identified key mechanisms responsible for the clinical manifestations of the disease.

He has been appointed to various leadership positions in the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He also served as the chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Southwest Chapter of the Crohn and Colitis Foundation of America and was honored with the Chapter's Physician of the Year Award.

He has served on various committees at both Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the College of Medicine – Phoenix. He is a past-president of the medical staff at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He also delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2017 at UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, the 10th anniversary of the founding of the college.