Cory Ingram, M.D.

  1. Family Physician
  2. Director, Palliative Medicine in Population Health


Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Cory Ingram, M.D., M.S., FAAHPM, is a family physician at Mayo Clinic who serves as the southeast Minnesota region's medical director of Hospice and Palliative Care along with the associate medical director of Hospice in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Ingram is the founding medical director of Palliative Medicine in Population Health — developing primary palliative care across Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Ingram also shares his expertise through teaching as an assistant professor of both Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine with the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is a principle investigator of the studies, "Caring Through Conversations" and "Understanding Primary and Specialty Palliative Care."

Dr. Ingram studied humanities at Central College; earned his medical degree from Leiden University; completed his residency at the University of Nebraska; was a palliative medicine fellow at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and a geriatrics fellow at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. He also enjoyed London, England while training at St. Christopher's Hospice.

Dr. Ingram passionately engages audiences around the world on the important topics of geriatrics, dementia and palliative medicine.

  1. Pain management
  2. Palliative care
  • Caring for seriously ill people and their families
  • Communication in health care
  • Humanities and spirituality in medical care
  • Dignity therapy
  • Pain management
  • Caring for people with dementia and their families
  • Improving the delivery of primary palliative care
  • Quality improvement to improve patient care
  1. 2010
    Fellow - Palliative Medicine FellowshipDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  2. 2006
    Fellow - Geriatrics FellowshipMaine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
  3. 2005
    Resident - Family MedicineUniversity of Nebraska
  4. 2002
    Internship - Internal MedicineThe Hauge
  5. 2000
    MDUniversity of Leiden
  6. 2000
    MSUniversity of Leiden
  7. 1994
    Pre-MedicalUniversity of Iowa
  8. 1992
    BA - Interdisciplinary StudiesCentral College


  1. 2012
    Hospice & Palliative MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine
  2. 2006
    Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    AAHPM Humanities Award-Nomination Anerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  2. 2018
    Recognition for Excellence in Clinical TeachingMayo Clinic Department of Medicine
  3. 2010
    Awarded scholarship for travel to the American Geriatrics SocietyMinnesota Area Geriatric Education Center
  4. 2010
    Excellence in Caring AwardMayo Clinic Health System Mankato
  5. 2009
    Scholarship award for Phase I Development for Palliative Medicine DepartmentMayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health System
  6. 2009
    Travel awarded from Mayo Foundation for travel to WONCA EuropeMayo Clinic Health System
  7. 2008
    Preceptor of the YearUniversity of Minnesota
  8. 1998
    Awarded The Nelly Reef Scholarship for research, Emmen, The NetherlandsAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  9. 1998
    Awarded The F.C Donders Scholarship for researchUniversity of Utrecht
  10. 1998
    Travel Award to present research at the WONCA conference, Dublin, IrelandDepartment of Family Medicine, Leiden University
  11. 1998
    Resident/Student Research AwardSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine
  12. 1998
    Special Project Associate StipendMayo Clinic Health System

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    MemberPalliative Care Research Cooperative Group
  2. 2017 - present
    LeadJournal Club Mayo
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberThe Doctors Mayo Society
  4. 2016 - present
    MemberDepartment of Family Medicine M&M Committee
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  6. 2015 - present
    LeadPlummer Project Team
  7. 2012 - present
    Advisory Board MemberMcGill University
  8. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  9. 2008 - 2014
    MemberDementia Community Development Network
  10. 2008 - 2009
    MemberMedical Executive Committee, Immanuel St. Joseph Health System, MCHS Board of Directors
  11. 2008 - present
    Board MemberMinnesota Area Geriatric Education Center
  12. 2008 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  13. 2007 - 2008
    MemberProvider Relations Committee, Immanuel St. Joseph Health System, MCHS Board of Directors
  14. 2007 - present
    MemberMinnesota Academy of Family Medicine
  15. 2007 - 2008
    MemberPractice Coordinating Committee, Immanuel St. Joseph Health System, MCHS Board of Directors
  16. 2007 - 2008
    MemberDiabetes Advisory Board, Immanuel St. Joseph Health System, MCHS Board of Directors
  17. 2006 - 2008
    MemberPhysician Champion Mayo Health System Diabetes Outpatient Care Project, Mayo Clinic Health System
  18. 2005 - 2006
    MemberEthics Advisory Committee, Maine General Medical Center
  19. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Geriatrics Society
  20. 2003 - 2005
    MemberEthics Advisory Committee, Regional West Medical Center
  21. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Family Physicians


Research activities

See a description of research activities.