Friday, August 13, 2010
ROCHESTER, Minn. —Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees today named a new public trustee and honored a new Mayo Clinic named professor.
Samuel A. Di Piazza Jr., former CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd., was elected to a four-year term as a public trustee for Mayo Clinic. Di Piazza currently serves as a trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation. He is former chairman of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and an executive committee member of The Conference Board and the U.S. Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum. Di Piazza also is a member of the board of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum and has served as a trustee for the Financial Accounting Foundation. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the INROADS Leadership Award.
Keith Lindor, M.D., a consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, was honored as the Carol M. Gatton Professor of Digestive Diseases honoring Peter Carryer, M.D. Gatton is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. A military veteran, Gatton entered the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant and completed two years of active duty in 1956. He worked in the banking business for a short while before embarking on a career in automobile dealerships, Bill Gatton Motors, which included one of the first Volkswagen dealerships in Kentucky in 1959. In 1985, the Gattons established the Bill Gatton Foundation, with a philanthropic focus on various charitable and educational organizations. Honored as principal benefactors, both the Gattons and their foundation have provided generous support to Mayo Clinic.
Reflecting his entrepreneurial spirit and desire to support digestive diseases research at Mayo Clinic, this professorship symbolizes Gatton's immense gratitude and respect for Peter Carryer, M.D., with whom he established a close relationship over the years. Dr. Carryer served as a consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and held the position of board and operations chair of Mayo Health System. He retired in June 2010.
Dr. Lindor currently serves as dean of Mayo Medical School and holds the academic rank of professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has served as the senior associate editor for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and on numerous committees for the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. He is on the editorial board of Gastroenterology and the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and is editor in chief for Hepatology.
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