Charles (Michel) M. Harper, Jr., M.D.

  1. Neurologist
  2. Neuromuscular Disease Specialist
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My name is Dr. Mike Harper. I'm a neurologist at Mayo Clinic. Within medicine in general and in medicine at Mayo, we are at a very exciting time in areas of new novel therapies related to regenerative medicine and individualized medicine and other discoveries that are being made, because we're very good at sharing knowledge and having people get access to new technology and new treatments in a timely way.

We're not really treating a disease or interacting with the disease, we're interacting with another human being that we make a very strong emotional connection to and dedication to. As a member of the board of governors, I help set the strategy for Mayo Clinic-- the overall strategy-- that is designed to sustain and improve the integration of our organization around the needs of the patient and to promote and enhance the Mayo model of care.

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  1. Congenital myasthenic syndrome
  2. Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  3. Myasthenia gravis
  4. Peripheral neuropathy
  1. Electromyography
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Lambert-Eaton syndrome
  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Muscles disorders
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Electromyography
  1. 1986
    Fellow - ElectromyographyMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 1985
    Resident - Internal Medicine and NeurologyMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 1981
    MD - MedicineUniversity of Nebraska College of Medicine
  4. 1978
    MS - Anatomy and ImmunologyUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  5. 1976
    BA - Biology and BusinessColby College

Certifications

  1. 1989
    Electrodiagnostic MedicineAmerican Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  2. 1986
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2003
    Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2001
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  3. 1999
    Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 1995
    Outstanding Paper AwardNorth American Spine Society
  5. 1985
    Henry W. Woltman AwardMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 1981
    M.D. Degree with High DistinctionUniversity of Nebraska College of Medicine
  7. 1981
    Alpha Omega Alpha SocietyUniversity of Nebraska College of Medicine
  8. 1977
    Graduate Training FellowshipNational Institutes of Health
  9. 1976
    Bachelor of Arts Degree with DistinctionColby College
  10. 1974
    Dean's Honor RollColby College

Professional memberships

  1. 2014 - present
    MemberSalary and Benefits Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  2. 2014 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Governors
  3. 2013 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Governors
  4. 2013 - present
    MemberMidwest Executive Operations Team
  5. 2010 - present
    ChairExecutive Committee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2010 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Management Team
  7. 2008 - 2014
    MemberFinance Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  8. 2007 - 2009
    MemberManagement Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  9. 2007 - present
    ChairClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  10. 2007 - present
    ChairExecutive Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  11. 2007 - present
    MemberThree Shields Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  12. 2007 - present
    MemberFinancial Analysis and Planning Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  13. 2007 - present
    MemberMuscle Study Group
  14. 2006 - 2015
    MemberFinance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  15. 2006 - 2010
    MemberClinical Practice Advisory Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  16. 2006 - 2007
    MemberAdministrative Committee of the Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  17. 2005 - 2010
    MemberPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  18. 2005 - 2007
    ChairOutpatient Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  19. 2005 - 2007
    MemberCustomer Relationship Management Executive Committee
  20. 2005 - 2006
    MemberAccess Steering Committee, Outpatient Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  21. 2005
    MemberInstitutional Twin Cities Strategy Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  22. 2005 - present
    MemberOperations Coordinating Group - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  23. 2004 - 2011
    MemberAcademic Affairs Committee, Department of Neurology
  24. 2004 - 2007
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  25. 2004 - 2007
    MemberOutpatient Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  26. 2004 - 2006
    MemberExecutive Committee, Outpatient Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  27. 2004 - 2005
    MemberExpense Management Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  28. 2004 - 2005
    MemberClinical Workstation Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  29. 2003
    Session Chair/ModeratorAmerican Academy of Neurology
  30. 2002 - 2003
    MemberNational Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  31. 2002 - 2003
    MemberRevenue Systems and Compliance Subcommittee - Rochester, Finance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  32. 2002
    MemberInstitutional Neurosurgical Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  33. 2002
    MemberInstitutional Venous Access Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  34. 2000
    DirectorCongenital Myasthenic Syndromes Seminar, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  35. 2000
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  36. 1999 - 2010
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Neurology
  37. 1999 - 2008
    MemberFaculty, Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Syndrome Course, American Academy of Neurology
  38. 1999 - 2002
    ChairClinical Practice Committee, Department of Neurology
  39. 1999 - 2001
    DirectorIntraoperative Monitoring Workshop, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  40. 1999
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  41. 1999 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  42. 1998 - 2006
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology
  43. 1998
    DirectorIntraoperative Monitoring Course, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  44. 1998 - present
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  45. 1997 - 1998
    MemberContinuing Education Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  46. 1997
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  47. 1996
    MemberFaculty, Intraoperative Monitoring Course, American Academy of Neurology
  48. 1995 - 2006
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology
  49. 1995
    DirectorCramps and Myalgias Course, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  50. 1994 - 2000
    MemberSpecial Interest Group Committee, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  51. 1994 - 1995
    ChairEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  52. 1994 - 1995
    MemberAdministration Committee, Department of Neurology
  53. 1994 - 1995
    MemberMedical and Laboratory Subspecialties, Graduate Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  54. 1994 - 1995
    MemberAssociation of Program Chairs and Program Directors
  55. 1993 - 1998
    DirectorIntraoperative Monitoring SIG Group, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  56. 1992 - present
    MemberNew York Academy of Sciences
  57. 1991 - 1993
    MemberDevelopment Liaison Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  58. 1991 - 1993
    MemberConstitution Committee, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  59. 1991
    DirectorIntraoperative Monitoring Workshop, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  60. 1990 - 1995
    MemberContinuing Education Program Committee, Department of Neurology
  61. 1990 - 1991
    DirectorAdvanced SEP Workshop, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  62. 1990 - 1991
    MemberFaculty, Electromyography Workshop, American Academy of Neurology
  63. 1990
    DirectorBasic EMG Workshop, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  64. 1989 - 1994
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  65. 1989 - 1993
    ChairRecruitment Committee, Department of Neurology
  66. 1989
    DirectorIntraoperative Monitoring Course, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  67. 1989 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  68. 1988 - 1990
    MemberResident Assessment Committee, Department of Neurology
  69. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  70. 1988 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  71. 1988 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  72. 1987 - present
    Advisory Board MemberMinnesota Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
  73. 1987 - present
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  74. 1986 - 1989
    MemberRecruitment Committee, Department of Neurology
  75. 1986 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  76. 1981 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
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