Denis A. Cortese, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Mayo Clinic
Director, Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, Arizona State University

Denis Cortese is a champion of high-quality and patient-centered health care. He is currently Director of the Health Care Delivery and Policy Program at Arizona State University (ASU); Foundation Professor at ASU; and President of the Healthcare Transformation Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare delivery and lowering health care costs.

Denis is also Chair of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value and Science Driven Healthcare, and serves on the boards of Pinnacle West and RAND Health. From 2003 until his retirement in November 2009, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic. Prior to that, Denis served in other administrative positions at Mayo, and worked in the organization’s pulmonary and critical care areas for nearly 30 years.

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