Gianrico Farrugia, MD

President & CEO, 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 and Newsweek. Powered by a 76,000-person workforce, Mayo Clinic cares for more than 1.4 million people each year with serious or complex illnesses from all 50 U.S. states and 140 countries. With a singular focus on the need for patient-centered health care transformation, Dr. Farrugia is a leading voice in the movement of health care from a linear pipeline operational model to a platform-based model.

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.

Dr. Farrugia has been a Mayo Clinic physician for more than 30 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 also is a professor of medicine and physiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. 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. He is a past president of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society. An active translational scientist and NIH  researcher, he has published more than 350 academic articles. He also is co-chair of the Global Health and Healthcare Governors, World Economic Forum.