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CEO Dr. Robert Nesse: Long Tenure Leading Mayo Clinic Health System

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Robert Nesse, MD, is CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System, which has locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Georgia. He also currently serves on the Mayo Clinic board of governors, the Mayo Clinic board of trustees and the Mayo Health System board of directors.

Since initially joining Mayo Clinic Health System through Mayo Clinic Rochester (Minn.) in 1980, Dr. Nesse has been active in education. He served as the residency program director for family practice from 1984 to 1990 and as vice chair of the Mayo Clinic department of family medicine from 1990 to 1996. In 1996, Dr. Nesse joined the Mayo Clinic Rochester board of governors and served as vice chairman of the board from 1999 to 2003. He has also served as chair of strategic plan coordination for Mayo Clinic Rochester and as a member of the board of Mayo Management Services and Mayo Collaborative Services.

Prior to serving as CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System, Dr. Nesse served as president and CEO of Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, a member of Mayo Clinic Health System, in La Crosse, Wis.

Dr. Nesse received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Human Medicine. He completed his residency at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Mich., and is board-certified in family medicine.

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