Rochester, Minnesota


wilkinson.john@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research of John M. Wilkinson, M.D., focuses on health care delivery, improved systems for integrated behavioral health, patient education and preventive services.

Focus areas

  • Improved systems for integrated behavioral health. Dr. Wilkinson is one of the local champions and research collaborators studying the statewide Depression Improvement Across Minnesota, Offering a New Direction (DIAMOND) initiative, which seeks to provide more effective and efficient care for patients with depression.
  • Evidence-based recommendations for preventive services. Dr. Wilkinson is leading an ongoing workgroup to study the best evidence and make recommendations about screening for prevention or early detection of various common conditions.

Significance to patient care

The DIAMOND program systematically facilitates close collaboration among primary care providers, consulting psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and nurse care managers to provide ongoing support for patients with depression and anxiety. This results in faster and more durable recovery and improved functioning in their families, jobs and communities.

Evidence-based screening recommendations ensure that systems are developed that reliably deliver those services that prevent or limit serious illness — and also prevent harm and waste from unnecessary testing — while always considering patient preferences and values.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Family Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Family Medicine


  1. Resident Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Resident Family Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MD Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. BA - cum laude St. Olaf College

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