Rochester, Minnesota


Talwalkar.Jayant@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Jayant A. Talwalkar, M.D., is a transplant hepatologist with interests in health services and policy research in the areas of liver disease and transplantation.

The research of Dr. Talwalkar is centered on the organization and delivery of health care for patient populations with chronic conditions requiring specialty care.

Specifically, Dr. Talwalkar focuses on the generation and synthesis of knowledge as well as the evaluation of health policies that affect clinical practice in the areas of health technology and device assessment and solid organ transplantation.

Dr. Talwalkar currently serves as medical director of the Mayo Clinic-Optum Labs collaboration within the Office of Health Care Practice and Policy in the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Talwalkar's research interests are pursued in collaboration with colleagues from the Division of Health Care Policy and Research.

Focus areas

  • Health care policy analysis
  • Quality of care

Significance to patient care

The research performed by Dr. Talwalkar and his colleagues contributes to identifying the impacts and unintended consequences of health care policy enactment and reform on the clinical practice of medicine.

Professional highlights

  • Chair, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Health Care Delivery Special Interest Group, 2015-present
  • Chair, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Liver & Biliary Section, 2013-present
  • Fellow, AGA, 2011-present
  • Chair, AASLD Practice Guidelines Committee, 2009-2013
  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology, 2002-present


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Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Health Care Policy and Research (HCPR), Department of Health Sciences Research

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. BASIC SCIENCE MASTERS Clinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. MPH - Clinical Effectiveness/Outcomes Research Harvard School of Public Health
  3. Other - Advanced Fellowship in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. Fellow - Gastroenterology Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  5. Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  6. Internship - Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  7. MD University of Illinois School of Medicine
  8. BS - Biochemistry University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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