Vice President of Mayo Clinic and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D.

About the Speaker

Dr. Farrugia completed his undergraduate training at St. Aloysius College in Birkirkara, Malta, and his M.D. at the University of Malta Medical School in 1987. He is Vice President of Mayo Clinic and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. He is also a consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, as well as a professor of Medicine and Physiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He recently served as the director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine with a focus on integrating genomics into routine clinical practice.

Dr. Farrugia recently co-authored “Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast: A Blueprint for Transformation from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation,” a book highlighting the need for change in the delivery of health care. Dr. Farrugia is President-Elect for the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.

A prolific investigator and inventor, Dr. Farrugia has been a leader across the breadth of Mayo’s three-shield mission. Dr. Farrugia’s research interests include genomics and the treatment of disorders of gastrointestinal motility. He has published more than 250 articles on these topics.

His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, among other organizations

Dr. Farrugia has received many honors throughout his career, including top teacher awards, Mayo Clinic Research Career Achievement Award and the Janssen Award for Outstanding Science in Gastroenterology.