2023 commencement speaker
Dawn Mussallem, D.O. is the 2023 commencement speaker at all three Mayo Clinic campus locations. Dr. Mussallem is a consultant in the Division of Hematology Oncology at Mayo Clinic and an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. She is a lifestyle medicine breast specialist at The Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health and serves as medical director for Humanities in Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida. She is double-board certified, including a board certification in lifestyle medicine, and has more than 25 years of patient-centered clinical wellness experience. She has international recognition in the field of breast medicine, lifestyle medicine, integrative oncology, and cancer survivorship. Furthermore, she has a unique personal experience as a stage IV cancer patient diagnosed just three months into medical school and then, in 2021, as a heart transplant recipient. She states that her journey as a patient has cultivated her boundless energy and deep motivation to help patients flourish during and after adversity.