Dr. Gianrico Farrugia

Dr. Gianrico Farrugia

President and Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Mayo Clinic, leads the No. 1 ranked hospital by U.S. News and World Report and one of the largest not-for-profit, academic health systems in the U.S. With a 70,000-person workforce and $14 billion in annual revenues, Mayo Clinic cares for more than 1.2 million people each year with serious or complex illnesses from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 140 countries.


Prior to his appointment as CEO, Dr. Farrugia served as CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. Under his leadership, Florida established itself as a destination medical center for the Southeast. He also led the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, which brings genomics into routine clinical care, and co-founded the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. He is a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and Governors, and is a professor of medicine and physiology.


Dr. Farrugia has been a Mayo Clinic physician for 31 years. He is jointly appointed in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering. He completed his undergraduate training at St. Aloysius College and earned his medical degree from the University of Malta Medical School.


Dr. Farrugia is immediate past president of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society. He is the co-author of “Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast: A Blueprint for Transformation from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation,” a book highlighting the need for change in the delivery of health care. In addition, he has published more than 300 articles on genomics and the treatment of disorders of gastrointestinal motility. Dr. Farrugia is a member of the Minnesota Business Partnership and is a healthcare governor at the World Economic Forum.