Immediate Past Chair
Dr. Nesse is CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System. He currently serves as a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors and the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, as well as the Mayo Health System Board of Directors. Since joining Mayo Clinic Rochester in 1980, Dr. Nesse has been active in education as the residency program director for family practice (1984-1990) and was vice chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine from 1990 to 1996. Previous to his current position, he was President and CEO of Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, a member of Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Dr. Nesse was a member of the John Deere Clinic Development Committee and was on the steering committee which developed the Institute for Clinical Systems Integration in Minneapolis. He served on the ICSI Board from 1993 to 2003. 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 served as chair of the strategic plan coordination for Mayo Clinic Rochester and as a member of the Board of Mayo Management Services Inc. and Mayo Collaborative Services Inc. In October 2003, the American Academy of Family Physicians selected him as the Robert Graham Physician Executive of the Year. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Nesse received his B.A. degree from St. Olaf College of Northfield, Minnesota and attended the Wayne State University School of Human Medicine, receiving his M.D. degree. His residence training was at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan and he is board-certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Nesse is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo Medical School.