Alumni Profiles

The Clinician-Investigator Training Program faculty is highly regarded internationally in both basic research and clinical research. Because of Mayo Clinic's significant emphasis on and expertise in basic research and implementing translational research, many outstanding staff members are available to serve as mentors and advisers during the program. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training.

Many members of Mayo's faculty are actively involved in established research activities, either as part of designated centers or independent laboratories. Examples of programmatic areas and centers include:

Discovery's Edge and Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine highlight the Clinician-Investigator Training Program.

Mayo Clinic faculty and former program trainees

Badley, Andrew D., M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Resources
  • Director, HIV Immunology Laboratory
  • Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Office of Translation to Practice

Dean, Patrick G., M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Consultant, Division of Transplantation Surgery
  • Clinician-Investigator research: Effects of anti-HLA antibodies on transplanted organs through the use of mouse models and kidney biopsies
  • Clinical practice: Kidney and pancreas transplantation

Farrugia, Gianrico, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine and Physiology
  • Vice President and CEO, Mayo Clinic's Florida campus
  • Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, NIH Program Project Grant on pathobiology of the enteric system

Limper, Andrew H., M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Associate Chair for Research, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Former Chair, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Former Vice Executive Dean for Research

Nelson, Timothy J., M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
  • Consultant, General Internal Medicine; joint appointments in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Recipient of the Presidential Award and Grant, New Innovator Award
  • Director, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Pittock, Siobhan T., M.B., B.Ch.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Consultant, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine; joint appointment in Endocrinology
  • Vice Chair, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine; Physician-in-Chief, Mayo Clinic Children's Center
  • Clinical and research interest in pediatric thyroid cancer

Roberts, Lewis R., M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Director for Research, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • Associate Director, Predoctoral Programs (M.D.-M.S.), Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Terzic, Carmen M., M.D., Ph.D.

  • Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Advisory Board Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program
  • Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
  • Faculty member, Center for Regenerative Medicine
  • Research: Nucleocytoplasmic transport and cardiac differentiation, role of nuclear transport in the pathogenesis of cardiac diseases, stem cells differentiation

Recent program trainees

Beyder, Arthur, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Physiology
  • Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Research: Neurobiology of functional GI diseases, gastrointestinal mechanosensation
  • Funding: American Gastroenterological Association Research Scholar Award (AGA RSA), NIH K08 (DK106456), NIH R01 (DK05276), NIDDK P30 Pilot and Feasibility (DK084567)

Carmona Porquera, Eva M., M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Consultant, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Research: Lung defense, infection and fibrosis
  • Funding: NIH K08 (HL112849)

Weroha, Saravut (John) J., M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oncology and Pharmacology
  • Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology
  • Research: Ovarian cancer preclinical and clinical drug development
  • Funding: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Early Career Award; NIH R01 CA184502, "Avatar-directed Treatment for Ovarian Cancer"

Current program trainees

Anderson, Bradley (Brad) W., M.D.

  • Chief Resident, Clinician-Investigator Training Program
  • Clinician-Investigator research: Detection of gastric cancer by assay of novel methylated DNA markers
  • Abstract: Anderson BW, et al. Tu1281 aberrant methylation during gastric carcinogenesis: Patterns of acquisition using novel methylated DNA markers from whole methylome discovery. Gastroenterology. 2016;150:S863.

Eaton, John E., M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Research: Therapeutic clinical trials and biomarkers that can better predict key disease outcomes in primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Abstract: Eaton JE, et al. Performance of magnetic resonance elastography in primary sclerosing cholangitis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2016;31:1184.
  • Abstract: Eaton JE, et al. Biliary multifocal chromosomal polysomy and cholangiocarcinoma in primary sclerosing cholangitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2015;110:299.
July 04, 2018