Mitchell Moffitt, MD practices the full spectrum of pediatrics in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. He is passionate about providing a medical home for the children of the Magic Valley, from the healthiest to the most medically-complex. He has considerable experience attending in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and continues to care for many NICU graduates with complex medical conditions as part of his outpatient practice.
Dr. Moffitt believes in providing evidence-based, compassionate care and is committed to educating and empowering parents and other caregivers to be partners in medical decision making. He also believes that pediatricians have a duty to collaborate with parents, schools, and community members to find creative ways to keep kids safe, prevent disease, inspire achievement, and prepare them for bright futures.
Originally from Twin Falls, Dr. Moffitt served a church mission in Ecuador, where he became fluent in Spanish. Today, he cares for a sizable Hispanic population in his practice. He is passionate about global medicine and enjoys caring for the children of refugee families. He also teaches neonatal resuscitation internationally.
Dr. Moffitt earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah where he also worked as an EMT, performed as a percussionist, and volunteered with at-risk children and non-English speaking families. After medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatrics at Madigan Army Medical Center, where he was involved in pediatric malnutrition research in Honduras and summer camps for children with severe disabilities.
After his residency, Dr. Moffitt served as a general pediatrician in the U.S. Army in Germany and Iraq. In Germany, he served as chief of pediatrics, instructor for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), director for all Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training courses, and a member of the emergency cardiac care, patient rights, ethics, sexual assault review, and command obesity process action committees. He was also awarded the Army Achievement Medal for his leadership during a wave of meningococcemia cases in the area. While deployed to Iraq, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service as a forward-deployed field surgeon, as well as the Outstanding Young Pediatrician of the Year award by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
As a physician leader, Dr. Moffitt has served as the regional pediatric site medical director, a representative on Kids Congress, and a member of the medical executive committee. As a physician educator, he has served as an NRP and PALS instructor, the pediatric representative on the graduate medical education committee, and is an adjunct clinical faculty member at both the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.
In his free time, Dr. Moffitt loves to hike, kayak, and camp with his family. He also enjoys restoring vintage VWs, drum sets, and electric trains.
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