Mayo Clinic Names New President, CEO

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. Photo: Mayo Clinic
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D.

August 10, 2018 12:13 PM

The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees announced on Friday that Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. was elected to replace the seat of CEO and President John Noseworthy, M.D. once he retires at the end of the year. 

According to the Mayo Clinic news network, Dr. Farrugia has been the vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida since January 2015. During his tenure there, he has led a staff of more than 6,400 staff members, and Mayo Clinic's Florida campus has established itself as the destination medical center for the Southeast.

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Prior to serving as vice president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, Dr. Farrugia was director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine, which is responsible for bringing genomics into routine clinical care. He also was a co-founder of the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic. 

According to the release, Dr. Farrugia is a native of Malta and has spent 30 years as a Mayo physician. He is jointly appointed in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering.

He is a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and Mayo Clinic Board of Governors. Dr. Farrugia also is a professor of medicine and physiology and a faculty member in biomedical engineering at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Farrugia completed his undergraduate training at St. Aloysius College, Birkirkara, Malta, and earned his medical degree from the University of Malta Medical School.

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