Dr. Denis A. Cortese
Director, Health Care Delivery and Policy Program
Arizona State University
Dr. Denis A. Cortese is a
Foundation Professor at Arizona State University (ASU) in the College of Health
Solutions, director of ASU's Health Care Delivery and Policy Program, and president
of the nonprofit Healthcare Transformation Institute based in Phoenix. He is emeritus
president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. Cortese also serves on the board of directors
for Pinnacle West, Essence Global Holdings Corp., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center and Cerner Corp.
His memberships in national and international organizations
include the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, where he
served as the original chair of the Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven
Health Care; the National Associate designation with the National Research Council; and honorary member of the Royal College of
Physicians (London) and the Academia Nacional de Medicina (Mexico). He formerly
served in the following positions: member of the health advisory board of RAND;
member and chair of the board of the Health Care Leadership Council in
Washington, D.C.; member of the Harvard/Kennedy Health Policy Group; and member
of the Division on Engineering and Physical Science (DEPS) of the National
Academy of Engineering.
Education includes a B.S. from Franklin and Marshall,
an M.D. from Temple University and residency training in internal medicine and
pulmonary diseases at Mayo Clinic. Awards include an Ellis Island Award in 2007
and the National Healthcare Leadership Award in 2009.