Behind the Shields

Join Mayo Clinic scientist and physician leaders as they share their pioneering research, ground breaking discoveries, and developing medical advancements within an array of specialties.


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  • Welcome
    • Neill Graff-Radford, M.D., Eisenberg Professor and Professor of Neurology; Consultant in the Department of Neurology; Associate Medical Director for Development
  • CEO at Mayo Clinic in Florida
    • Kent Thielen, M.D., Vice President, Mayo Clinic; CEO, Mayo Clinic in Florida
  • Capital Update
    • Scott Silvers, M.D., Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Medical Director for Development
  • Research Update
    • Tushar Patel, M.D., James C. and Sarah K. Kennedy Dean of Research Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology; Consultant in the Department of Transplantation with joint appointments in the Department of Cancer Biology and the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiovascular Disease Update
    • Sabrina Phillips, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine; Consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
    • Christopher McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine; Clinical Director for Cardiology; Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
  • Patient Story featuring Heather Lister



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  • Welcome and CEO Greeting
  • Expanding Mayo Clinic's Reach through Capital Expansion | Mayo Clinic is embarking on a capital expansion that will nearly double the size of the Phoenix campus to enhance our ability to deliver high-quality, lifesaving care and answers to patients with serious and complex health conditions.
  • Changing the DNA of Cancer Care | Half of cancer patients with underlying cancer triggering genetic mutations are unfortunately undetected by current screening guidelines. The INTERCEPT clinical pilot project hopes to change the standard of care for early cancer detection and prevention.
  • Pain Rehabilitation, A New Beginning For An Old Tradition | Chronic pain can devastate people’s lives, leaving them unable to fulfill daily activities. Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation Center offers a unique program that provides patients with the tools to improve their quality of life and ability to function without the use of pain medications.

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  • Individualized Medicine | New understanding of the human genome and its potential to diagnose and treat disease is transforming health care. This evolving work will ensure each patient receives the right therapy at the right time.
  • Regenerative Medicine | Mayo Clinic experts are pioneering research that taps into and boosts the body’s natural ability to heal. This revolution in medicine enables the repair of diseased, injured and impaired tissues and organs, and offers the hope of previously unimaginable therapies for our patients.




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