About the Speaker

Dr. Thielen is vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Thielen previously served as chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology in the Midwest, a position that he held from 2013–2018. He also served as the chair of the Division of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester from 2004–2013.

Dr. Thielen has a strong personal interest in innovative practice development, including the development of new technologies and delivery of imaged-guided spinal and neuroendovascular therapies. He also spearheaded the development and implementation of multiple innovative image-guided procedures in the cerebrovascular and spinal image-guided interventional practices.

He received his bachelor's degree in engineering physics from South Dakota State University and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Thielen completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester and was chief resident from 1993 to 1994. He subsequently completed a three-year combined fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, before joining the Mayo Clinic faculty in 1996.

A member of the Mayo Clinic staff for the past 22 years, Dr. Thielen also serves as a professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology with additional Certificate of Added Qualifications in Neuroradiology.