Rochester, Minnesota


Go.Ronald@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Ronald S. Go, M.D., engages in health services research, including studies on populations' access to and cost of care, utilization of tests and treatments, and outcome and quality of care. He is particularly interested in secondary data analyses of data sets from Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare, the National Cancer Data Base, and Optum Labs.

Dr. Go also investigates the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of histiocytic disorders such as Erdheim-Chester disease, Rosai-Dorfman disease and Langerhans cell histiocytosis as well as complement-mediated hematologic conditions such as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Focus areas

  • Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). Dr. Go's work involves determining the public health significance of following patients with MGUS.
  • Hematologic malignancies. Dr. Go investigates the volume-outcome relationship in the management of hematologic malignancies.
  • Health care disparities. Dr. Go's research focuses on socio-demographic as well as geographic disparities in the care and outcomes of hematologic diseases.

Significance to patient care

Dr. Go hopes to determine whether the standard practice of regularly following MGUS patients results in better survival and fewer complications among those whose hematologic malignancies eventually transform into multiple myeloma. Additionally, his research will help determine whether community hematologists-oncologists who see more patients with hematologic malignancies provide better quality of care compared with their counterparts. His overall goal is to reverse the disparity in the care and outcomes of patients with benign and malignant hematologic diseases.

Professional highlights

  • Track leader, Health Services Research, Clinical Informatics and Quality of Care Session, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, 2018
  • Chair, Core Consultative Hematology Disease-Oriented Group, Mayo Clinic Division of Hematology, 2014-present
  • Co-chair, Complement Alternative Pathway-Thrombotic Microangiopathy (CAP-TMA) Disease-Oriented Group, Mayo Clinic Division of Hematology, 2014-present
  • Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar, Mayo Clinic 2014-2016
  • Co-chair, Clinical Trials Portfolio and Screening Log Working Group, Community Cancer Centers Program, National Cancer Institute, 2011-2013


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. Quality Chair, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Resident Hematology/Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Fellow Mayo Clinic Division of Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
  3. Internship/Residency Baylor College of Medicine
  4. Internship Santo Tomas University Hospital
  5. Doctorate of Medicine University of Santo Tomas, College of Science
  6. BS - Medical Technology University of Santo Tomas, College of Science

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