Rochester, Minnesota


Larson.David2@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The long-term research goals of David W. Larson, M.D., M.B.A., include the translation of science and clinical outcomes into broad-based practice changes that improve the lives of patients.

Focus areas

  • Minimally invasive surgery and robotics
  • Cancer and complex cancer care
  • Enhanced recovery and care process models
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diverticulitis and microbiome
  • Neurolinguistic programming and informatics in health care

Significance to patient care

The research Dr. Larson has engaged in over the last 20 years has led to multiple practice changes impacting health care delivery within Mayo Clinic, across the United States and the world. Dr. Larson's work is leading to lifesaving practices and is providing patients with the highest value and quality of care.

Professional highlights

  • Liaison, Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, 2014
  • Standards member, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 2014
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2007
  • Member, American College of Surgeons, 2007
  • Member, New Technologies Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2006


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Surgery


  1. MBA - Healthcare Management University of St. Thomas School of Business
  2. Fellow - Colon and Rectal Surgery Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. Resident - Gastroenterology and General Surgery Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. Basic Science Researcher - Large animal surgical experience University of Minnesota
  5. MD - Doctor of Medicine University of Minnesota Medical School
  6. Basic Science Researcher Genetic Lab, St. Olaf College
  7. BA - Biology and Chemistry St. Olaf College

Clinical Studies

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