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Meet The Faculty

Mayo Clinic is the top-ranked center for patient care clinical experiences in the country. As a student, you'll learn with these world-class experts as your faculty. They will push and guide you to explore and maximize your education.

Our 3:1 full-time faculty-to-student ratio allows for highly individualized instruction and supervision. Beyond full-time faculty, students have unparalleled access to many other Mayo Clinic clinicians and researchers across all three campuses.

Specialty career advisers

You'll have endless opportunities to find and maintain mentorship relationships with your faculty. One way we facilitate this is with a specialty career adviser.

Every first-year student is carefully paired with a specialty career adviser who provides career guidance throughout the four-year curriculum. Your specialty career adviser not only acts as a mentor, but also invests in you and your success as you pursue your M.D. degree.

"Accessible is the one word I would use to describe my instructors and mentors"

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"Accessible is the one word I would use to describe my instructors and mentors"

Dedicated faculty across all specialties

Faculty at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine consists of researchers, educators, scientists, and professionals — unique individuals across all areas of expertise. Your instructors are not only your instructors, they're leaders across the institution, performing surgeries, seeing patients, conducting research, and working at Mayo Clinic.

Medical students receive instruction and experience directly from physician faculty who spend significant time in the clinic and hospital settings. From day one, you'll use the knowledge gained from the classroom and directly apply it to patient care in a clinical setting, right alongside your instructors.

College leadership

Fredric Meyer, M.D.

Fredric Meyer, M.D.

Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean of Education

Alfred Uihlein Family Professor of Neurologic Surgery

Consultant, Neurologic Surgery

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Meet the deans

Academic Affairs

Keith Cannon, M.D.

Keith Cannon, M.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Hospital Internal Medicine

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Elliot Dimberg, M.D.

Elliot Dimberg, M.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Senior Associate Consultant, Neurology

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Torrey Laack, M.D.

Torrey Laack, M.D.

Assistant Dean of Curriculum
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Consultant, Emergency Medicine

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Joseph Maleszewksi, M.D.

Joseph Maleszewski, M.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Anatomic Pathology
Consultant, Cardiovascular Medicine
Consultant, Clinical Biochemistry
Consultant, Clinical Genomics

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Admissions

J. Michael Bostwick, M.D., MFA

J. Michael Bostwick, M.D., MFA

Senior Associate Dean for Admissions
Professor of Psychology
Consultant, Psychiatry

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Michele Lewis, M.D.

Michele Lewis, M.D.

Associate Dean of Admissions
Professor of Medicine

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Lopa Misra, D.O.

Lopa Misra, D.O.

Associate Dean for Admissions
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Consultant, Anesthesiology

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Megha Tollefson, M.D.

Megha Tollefson, M.D.

Associate Dean for Admissions
Professor of Dermatology
Professor of Pediatrics
Consultant, Dermatology
Consultant, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jeremy Cutsforth-Gregory, M.D.

Augustine Chavez, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

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Ivan Porter, M.D.

Ivan Porter II, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Leticia Rolon, M.D.

Leticia Rolon, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Senior Associate Consultant of Nephrology

Faculty Affairs

Mira Keddis, M.D.

Mira Keddis, M.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Associate Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Nephrology

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Kyle Klarich, M.D.

Kyle Klarich, M.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Cardiovascular Medicine

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Fred Kusumoto, M.D.

Fred Kusumoto, M.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Cardiovascular Medicine

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Student Affairs

Robert Bright, M.D.

Robert Bright, M.D.

Assistant Dean of Career Advising
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Consultant, Psychiatry

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Jeremy Cutsforth-Gregory, M.D.

Jeremy Cutsforth-Gregory, M.D.

Assistant Dean of Career Advising
Associate Professor of Neurology
Consultant, Neurology

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Brynn Dredla, M.D.

Brynn Dredla, M.D.

Assistant Dean of Career Advising
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Consultant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Consultant, Neurology

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Chris Fox, M.D.

Chris Fox, M.D.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Consultant, Neurologic Surgery

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Amit Shah, M.D.

Amit Shah, M.D.

George M. and Kristen L. Lund Associate Dean of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Community Internal Medicine

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Rochelle Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D.

Rochelle Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Consultant, Dermatology

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