The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida to succeed Dr. John Noseworthy as president and CEO.

The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida Dr. Gianrico Farrugia to succeed Dr. John Noseworthy as president and CEO.

Doctor Gianrico Farrugia has spent 30 years as a Mayo Clinic physician and said, “I am humbled and proud to follow and build upon this success with the best staff in the world,” says Dr. Farrugia. “While sea change continues to sweep through health care, I look forward to harnessing innovation, a hallmark of Mayo Clinic, to transform health care for the benefit of patients everywhere.”

“Dr. Farrugia brings an impressive depth of experience to this role,” board chairman Samuel Di Piazza says. “A prolific investigator and inventor, and an accomplished executive, he has been at the leading edge of innovation across the breadth of Mayo’s clinical and research mission.”

Dr. Noseworthy remains president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, through his retirement at the end of the year and officials say he and Farrugia will work closely together through the transition period.

“Dr. Farrugia is a visionary and servant leader who brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge ─ both as an innovator and an executive,” says Dr. Noseworthy. “In partnership with our staff across Mayo Clinic, and with a deep commitment to our values and mission, he will affirm Mayo Clinic’s position as the global healthcare leader for generations to come.”