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Douglas L. Wood, M.D.

Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic

Douglas L. Wood, M.D. is the medical director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and is a practicing cardiologist at Mayo Clinic. He has previously served as vice-chair, Department of Medicine, and chair, Division of Health Care Policy and Research at Mayo. Outside Mayo, he served on the Governor’s Health Care Reform Task Force and has been a leader in health reform in Minnesota. Dr. Wood has held important posts in the American College of Cardiology and the American Medical Association and has been an adviser to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Professional highlights include:

  • 2004 Leader of the Minnesota Medical Association’s Health Care Reform Task Force Quality Planning Group
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Cardiology, the Burgess Meredith Award from the American Medical Association, the Citation of Merit from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Medical Association

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