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Denis A. Cortese, MD

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Dr. Cortese's current positions include Foundation Professor at Arizona State University, (ASU), Director of ASU's Health Care Delivery and Policy Program and President of a non-profit Healthcare Transformation Institute based in Phoenix, AZ. He is an Emeritus President and CEO of Mayo Clinic.

In addition to serving on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Boards, Denis currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cerner Corporation, Essence Global Holding Corporation, and Pinnacle West. 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; a National Associate of the National Research Council; an honorary member of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the Academia Nacional de Medicina (Mexico).

Denis formerly served in the following positions: member of the Health Advisory Board of RAND; member, and served as the Chair of the Board, of the Health Care Leadership Council in Washington, DC.; member of the Harvard/Kennedy Health Policy Group; member of the Division on Engineering and Physical Science (DEPS) of the National Academy of Engineering.

Denis received a BS from Franklin and Marshall, an MD from Temple University and residency training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases at Mayo Clinic. He was awarded an Ellis Island Award in 2007 and the National Healthcare Leadership Award in November 2009.