Wyatt W. Decker, M.D., is vice president of Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit, academic health system that employs more than 63,000 staff, earns $11 billion in annual revenue and cares for more than 1.3 million people each year from all 50 states and 140 countries. He is also chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, the No. 1 hospital in the state as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and serves as the institution’s Chief Medical Information Officer.
Dr. Decker has overseen Mayo Clinic’s Arizona operations since 2011. Under his leadership, the campus established itself as a National Cancer Institute-designated center that offers proton beam therapy and also opened the doors of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Arizona. Prior to serving as CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Dr. Decker held numerous leadership positions at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, where he led hospital operations and the recruitment, retention and development of physicians. He’s a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and Governors and is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. From 2000–2008, he served as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine with responsibilities for the emergency departments at both Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and Florida.
Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Decker served as chair of the Clinical Policies Committee at the American College of Emergency Medicine and was the inaugural editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. He is internationally recognized in the fields of emergency care, change management and leadership development.
Dr. Decker is American board-certified in emergency medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He earned a medical degree from Mayo Medical School, a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California – Santa Cruz. He completed an internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine and emergency medicine training at Denver Health and Hospitals.