Phoenix, Arizona


Tilburt.Jon@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research and writing of Jon C. Tilburt, M.D., focuses on improving care and human connection in health systems, including how best to incorporate the beliefs and values of patients and clinicians into clinical care.

Focus areas

  • Examining the patient experience of communication in cancer care
  • Assessing physician responsibilities, beliefs and values related to health care reform
  • Developing tools to promote better conversations about cancer tests and treatments
  • Promoting ethical models of research partnerships with American Indian and Alaska Native communities
  • Examining ethical tensions in implementation of health policy legislation

Significance to patient care

Dr. Tilburt's studies help clinical care respond to the hopes, fears, beliefs and values in the routines of health care organizations, as well as advocate for humane health policy.

Professional highlights

  • Member, Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, American College of Physicians, 2011-2015
  • Member, Ethics Committee, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2014-present
  • Recipient, Professionalism Article Prize, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, 2013


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Section of Biomedical Ethics, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine
  2. Professor of Biomedical Ethics


  1. MPH Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health
  2. Fellow - Health Services Research Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  3. Fellow - Greenwall Fellowship in Ethics and Health Policy Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health
  4. Resident - Residency in Internal Medicine University of Michigan Medical Center
  5. MD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  6. BA - Philosophy Yale University
  7. Calvin College

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