“We are going to truly be able to individualize care, so it’s not about what works in a thousand people — it’s about what works for you, what works for you right, and what works for you the first time.”
Dr. Gianrico Farrugia is the CEO and President of Mayo Clinic. He was previously the Vice President, CEO of Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, which he helped expand and establish as the destination medical center in the Southeast, and Director of its Center for Individualized Medicine, which brings genomics into routine clinical care. He co-founded Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation.
A trained gastroenterologist, Dr. Farrugia has spent nearly 30 years as a physician jointly appointed in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He also studied enteric neurosciences, particularly the mechanisms that result in normal gastrointestinal function and the defects that result in diseases in order to pave the way for new treatment strategies.
Dr. Farrugia has received the Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM) Section Research Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterological Association, the RSM Ultimate CEO Honoree Award from the Jacksonville Business Journal, and the Mayo Clinic Research Career Achievement Award.
Dr. Farrugia earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Aloysius College and his M.D. from the University of Malta. He has published more than 250 articles on the mechanisms and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, in addition to his co-authored book, Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast: A Blueprint for Transformation.