Gianrico Farrugia

President and Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and chief executive officer of
Mayo Clinic, leads the No. 1 ranked hospital by U.S. News and World
Report. With a 73,000-person workforce, Mayo Clinic cares for more
than 1.3 million people each year with serious or complex illnesses
from all 50 U.S. states and 130 countries.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Dr. Farrugia served as CEO of Mayo
Clinic in Florida. Under his leadership, Florida established itself as a
destination medical center for the Southeast. He also led the Mayo
Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, which brings genomics
into routine clinical care, and co-founded the Mayo Clinic Center for
Innovation. He is a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and
Governors, and is a professor of medicine and physiology.
Dr. Farrugia has been a Mayo Clinic physician for 32 years. He is
jointly appointed in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Physiology
and Biomedical Engineering. He completed his undergraduate training
at St. Aloysius College and earned his medical degree from the
University of Malta Medical School.
Dr. Farrugia is the co-author of “Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast:
A Blueprint for Transformation from the Mayo Clinic Center for
Innovation,” a book highlighting the need for change in the delivery
of health care. Dr. Farrugia is a past president of the American
Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society. An active translational
scientist and NIH researcher, he has published more than
330 academic articles

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