Leadership

Director

  • Jordan D. Miller, Ph.D.

    The Surgery Research Center at Mayo Clinic is directed by Jordan D. Miller, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science faculty member specializing in surgery and physiology, and a researcher in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic.

    Dr. Miller focuses on two main areas of research:

    • Cardiovascular disease and aging. In his Cardiovascular Disease and Aging Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Miller and colleagues study the causes of age-related cardiovascular disease to develop new therapies for heart disease.
    • Surgical innovation. As director of the Surgery Research Center, Dr. Miller leads a multidisciplinary team that supports the development, testing, implementation and sharing of new surgical procedures and technology. His goal is to harness the exceptional potential of Mayo Clinic surgeons, scientists and staff to make surgery
      less invasive, more effective and easier to recover from.

Executive committee

The Surgery Research Center's executive committee guides innovation and dissemination across the Mayo Clinic enterprise. The executive committee helps the center provide the infrastructure, resources and relationships necessary to accelerate the rate at which innovative best practices affect patient care.

Executive committee leadership

  • Heidi Nelson, M.D. Chair, Department of Surgery
  • Sean P. Cleary, M.D. Co-Director, Operating Room of the Future
  • Patrick G. Dean, M.D. Co-Director, Operating Room of the Future
  • Susan Hallbeck, Ph.D. Scientific Director, Surgical Ergonomics in the Operating Room of the Future
  • Curtis (Curt) B. Storlie, Ph.D. Director, Computer-Augmented Decision-Making in Surgery
  • Elizabeth (Beth) L. Stanley Administrator

Executive committee members

Internal advisory panel

The internal advisory panel helps the Surgery Research Center keep abreast with the growing resources, advances in specific areas of expertise and key challenges facing clinicians across the spectrum of surgical care. The advisory panel includes experts in specialties such as anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, nursing, radiology and other leaders from Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary research centers.