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Baker A. Mitchell, Jr. is an independent business consultant residing in Wilmington, N.C. Before entering the consulting business, Mitchell was Founder, President, and Owner of Community Health Computing, Inc. in Houston, TX. Before founding his own company, Mr. Mitchell was Chief of the Bioengineering Section at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has also taught at the University of Arizona, the University of Texas, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Mr. Mitchell has published widely in the field of biomathematics. He is also the holder of two patents. He is the sole inventor of a patent for a computer file system for patient medical data and the co-inventor for a no-tangle decorative lighting set for Christmas trees.