Wyatt W. Decker, M.D.

  1. Emergency Medicine Physician
  2. Vice President, Mayo Clinic
  3. Chief Executive Officer, Arizona
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I'm Wyatt Decker, the CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and a vice president for Mayo Clinic. I trained in both internal medicine and emergency medicine. And I've always been drawn to medical mysteries.

And when you're in emergency medicine, you get the first crack at solving somebody's medical mysteries. One part of what I, and many of the physicians at Mayo Clinic, do is serve as a medical scientist. And in that regard, I've been able to continue to be involved with medical research and try to answer questions so that we can deliver better care to our patients over time.

And that's the wonderful thing about a career in medicine. You can help people and make a difference, alleviate suffering, but also bring this fantastic knowledge base that's always growing and changing through the scientific method. And to me, that was just a perfect blend of the service and the science.

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  1. 2011
    MBA - Kellogg School of ManagementNorthwestern University
  2. 1996
    Resident - Emergency MedicineDenver Health and Hospitals
  3. 1993
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1990
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1986
    BAUniversity of California, Santa Cruz

Certifications

  1. 1997
    Emergency MedicineAmerican Board of Emergency Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Award in Recognition of SupportPepperdine/Graziadio School of Business and Management
  2. 2016
    Donor of Distinction AwardHelp in Healing Home Foundation
  3. 2016
    Sun Devil Leaders Award Alumni Appreciation AwardArizona State University
  4. 2016
    Maestros of Medicine AwardPhoenix Magazine
  5. 2016
    Non-Profit Hospital & Health System CEO's to KnowBecker's Hospital Review
  6. 2015
    Course Director AwardResiliency Physician/Administrator Program, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  7. 2014
    Special Congressional RecognitionFor Phoenix Business Journal - Most Admired Leader in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Our Community, Honored by United States House of Representatives
  8. 2014
    Most Admired Leaders AwardPhoenix Business Journal
  9. 2008
    Heroes of Emergency MedicineAmerican College of Emergency Physicians
  10. 2008
    Outstanding Senior Mentorship Award in Emergency Medicine ResearchDivision of Emergency Medicine Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
  11. 2007
    Excellence in Leadership AwardMayo Clinic
  12. 2004
    Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" Award - Honorable MentionAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  13. 2004
    MacMillan Leadership FellowshipWhitney E. and Elizabeth S. MacMillan Management Scholars Program, Mayo Foundation
  14. 2004
    Honorary MemberChilean Society of Intensive Care Medicine - Division of Emergency Medicine
  15. 2003
    Excellence Through Teamwork AwardMayo Clinic
  16. 2002
    Excellence in Teaching Recognition AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  17. 2001
    Excellence Recognition AwardCustomer Satisfaction Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  18. 1995
    Ronald Reagan International Emergency Medicine FellowshipAwarding Organization
  19. 1994
    Outstanding Junior Resident AwardDenver Health and Hospitals
  20. 1994
    Team Player AwardDenver Health and Hospitals
  21. 1994
    Wilderness Medicine Research Training AwardWilderness Medicine Society
  22. 1991
    Harry N. Hoffman II Humanitarian Clerkship AwardAwarding Organization
  23. 1989
    Harry N. Hoffman II Humanitarian Clerkship AwardAwarding Organization
  24. 1988
    Honors Clerkships - Dermatology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, SurgeryMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  25. 1985
    Honors ThesisUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
  26. 1985
    Senior Thesis Research AwardUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
  27. 1985
    College VIII Senior Thesis AwardUniversity of California, Santa Cruz

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic Digital Strategy Steering Committee
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Ember Technologies
  3. 2015 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Arizona Commerce Authority
  4. 2012 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Arizona Chamber of Commerce
  5. 2011 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Governors
  6. 2011 - present
    Vice PresidentMayo Clinic Board of Trustees
  7. 2011 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Management Team
  8. 2011 - present
    Vice PresidentMayo Clinic Corporate Officers, Board of Trustees - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  9. 2011 - present
    MemberManagement Team Executive - Mayo Clinic
  10. 2011 - present
    ChairExecutive Operations Team
  11. 2010
    Administrative CoordinatorPort au Prince, Haiti, Haiti Disaster Relief Team, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  12. 2009 - present
    ChairmanMayo Clinic Personnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  13. 2009 - present
    MemberPersonnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  14. 2009 - present
    MemberExecutive Operations Team - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  15. 2008 - present
    ChairTask Force on High Speed Passenger Rail, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  16. 2008 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  17. 2008 - present
    ChairPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  18. 2008 - present
    MemberCareer and Leadership Development Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  19. 2008 - present
    MemberPersonnel Coordinating Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  20. 2008 - present
    MemberStrategy Development Support Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  21. 2008 - present
    MemberCareer and Leadership Development Subcommittee - Rochester, Personnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  22. 2008 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Personnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  23. 2008
    MemberChair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  24. 2008
    MemberDepartment of Medicine, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  25. 2008
    MemberTrauma Executive Committee, Trauma Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  26. 2008 - present
    ChairPersonnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  27. 2007 - present
    ChairClinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  28. 2006
    MemberDivision of Emergency Medicine Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
  29. 2006
    MemberDepartment of Urology, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  30. 2006 - present
    ChairJoint ACEP/AAN Practice Guideline Development Panel on Stroke, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  31. 2006 - 2010
    Advisory Board MemberFoundation for Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies
  32. 2006 - 2008
    Ex-OfficioTrauma Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  33. 2006 - 2007
    Co-ChairClinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  34. 2005 - 2006
    MemberDepartment of Neurology, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  35. 2005 - 2006
    MemberDivision of Hematology, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  36. 2005
    MemberDepartment of Radiology, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  37. 2005
    MemberDepartment of Anesthesiology, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  38. 2005 - present
    MemberJoint ACEP/AAN Practice Guideline Development Panel on Stroke, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  39. 2005 - 2009
    MemberTrauma Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  40. 2005
    MemberTrauma Center Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  41. 2005
    MemberMayo Clinic Trauma Program Steering Group, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  42. 2005 - present
    MemberSubcommittee on Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  43. 2004 - 2005
    MemberDepartment of Family Medicine, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  44. 2004
    ChairDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  45. 2004
    MemberDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  46. 2004
    MemberDepartment of Neurologic Surgery, Chair Search Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester
  47. 2004 - 2008
    MemberFoundation for Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies
  48. 2004 - 2007
    MemberSubcommittee on Syncope, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  49. 2004 - 2006
    MemberPractice Optimization Expense Management Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  50. 2004 - 2006
    ChairSubcommittee on Asymptomatic Hypertension, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  51. 2004 - 2006
    MemberSubcommittee on Asymptomatic Hypertension, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  52. 2004 - 2006
    MemberSubcommittee on Acute Myocardial Infarction or Unstable Angina, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  53. 2004
    Ex-OfficioMayo Accreditation Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  54. 2004 - present
    ChairSubcommittee on Neurologic Emergencies, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  55. 2004 - present
    MemberSubcommittee on Neurologic Emergencies, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  56. 2003 - 2007
    MemberMayo Emergency Incident Command System, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  57. 2003 - 2006
    Medical Staff ChiefMayo Emergency Incident Command System, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  58. 2003 - 2009
    RepresentativeCouncil of Teaching Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges and American Medical Association
  59. 2003 - 2009
    MemberCouncil of Teaching Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges and American Medical Association
  60. 2003 - 2004
    MemberMayo Accreditation Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  61. 2003
    ChairSpecial Appeals Committee, Personnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  62. 2002 - 2008
    Vice ChairHospital Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  63. 2002 - 2008
    MemberHospital Master Facilities Planning Work Group
  64. 2002 - 2008
    MemberHospital Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  65. 2002 - 2008
    MemberHospital Practice Executive Committee, Hospital Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  66. 2002 - 2006
    MemberPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  67. 2002 - 2005
    Vice ChairPublic Affairs Committee - State, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  68. 2002 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Mayo Medical Transportation
  69. 2000 - 2008
    ChairExecutive Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  70. 2000 - 2008
    ChairEmergency Medicine Recruitment Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  71. 2000 - 2008
    MemberClinical Department Chairs, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  72. 2000 - 2006
    MemberMedical Department Chairs Forum, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  73. 2000 - 2003
    ChairSubcommittee on Pediatric Fever, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  74. 2000 - 2003
    MemberSubcommittee on Pediatric Fever, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  75. 2000 - 2001
    MemberSearch Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  76. 1999 - 2008
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  77. 1999 - 2005
    MemberPublic Affairs Committee - State, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  78. 1999 - 2003
    MemberGraduate Education Committee - Medical and Laboratory Specialties, Mayo Clinic Committees
  79. 1999 - 2000
    MemberHealth Taxes Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  80. 1999 - 2000
    MemberSubcommittee on Chest Pain, Clinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  81. 1999 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Emergency Physicians
  82. 1999 - present
    MemberClinical Policies Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians
  83. 1998 - 2008
    MemberEmergency Medicine Recruitment Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  84. 1998 - 2006
    MemberPersonnel Search Committee, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  85. 1998 - 2000
    ChairEducation Committee, Minnesota Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians
  86. 1998 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  87. 1997 - 2002
    MemberLegislative Committee, Minnesota Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians
  88. 1997 - 2000
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  89. 1997 - 2000
    ChairEducation Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  90. 1997 - 1998
    MemberSearch Committee, Division of Trauma, Critical Care & General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  91. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  92. 1996 - 2000
    MemberMultidisciplinary Trauma Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  93. 1996 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine
  94. 1996 - present
    MemberSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine
  95. 1995 - present
    MemberWilderness Medical Society
  96. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Emergency Physicians
  97. 1992 - 1993
    MemberAdmissions Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  98. 1986 - 1988
    Member(MMS I) Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  99.  
    Resident MemberAdmissions Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  100.  
    Student Member(MMS I) Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  101.  
    DirectorContinuing Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
  102.  
    Planning and DevelopmentAnnual Health Fair, Departmental Outreach Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
  103.  
    Planning and DevelopmentCar Seat Clinics, Departmental Outreach Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
  104.  
    Planning and DevelopmentRural Prehospital Care Providers Education, Departmental Outreach Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
  105.  
    MemberCollege of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Council of Teaching Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges and American Medical Association
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