Lois E. Krahn, M.D.

  1. Psychiatrist
  2. Neurologist
  3. Interim Chief Executive Officer, Arizona

Departments

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Lois E. Krahn, M.D. is a professor of psychiatry in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and the Division of Pulmonary Medicine. For the past 20 years her clinical and research interests have been in the area of sleep medicine with a special focus on narcolepsy. Recently her research has examined the role of wearable monitoring device, the sleep environment, and novel therapeutic agents for excessive daytime sleepiness.

She has held several leadership positions, including Medical Director for Compliance and Risk Management. Additionally, she is a member of both the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. She attended Mayo Medical School and completed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital with a subsequent fellowship at Mayo Clinic. She has received numerous awards for her excellence in medical education. Dr Krahn serves as the Director of Mayo Clinic's Center of the Science of Healthcare Delivery, focusing her education efforts more recently on this emerging discipline.

  1. Mental disorder due to a general medical condition
  2. Narcolepsy
  3. Sleep disorders
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Psychiatric disorders in the medically ill
  1. 1994
    Fellow - Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry FellowshipMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1993
    Resident - Psychiatry PGY IVMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1992
    Resident - Psychiatry PGY I-IIIGeorgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University
  4. 1989
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1985
    ABBryn Mawr College

Certifications

  1. 2007
    Sleep MedicineAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. 1994
    PsychiatryAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Clinician of the YearNarcolepsy Network
  2. 2009
    Distinguished Educator AwardMayo Clinic in Arizona
  3. 2008
    Faculty Service AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2004
    MacMillan Leadership ScholarshipWhitney E. and Elizabeth S. MacMillan Management Scholars Program, Mayo Foundation
  5. 2003
    Distinguished Educator AwardDepartment of Psychiatry & Psychology
  6. 2002
    Faculty Service AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  7. 2001
    11th Annual Nancy C.A. Roeske Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical School TeachingAmerican Psychiatric Association
  8. 2001
    Regional Teaching Award, Region VIIIAcademy of Academic Psychiatry
  9. 2000
    Regional Teaching AwardAssociation for Academic Psychiatry
  10. 1999
    Teacher of the Year "Hall of Fame"Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  11. 1999
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Psychiatry & Psychology
  12. 1998
    Exemplary Psychiatrist AwardNational Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  13. 1997
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Psychiatry & Psychology
  14. 1996
    Junior Faculty AwardAssociation for Academic Psychiatry
  15. 1995
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Psychiatry & Psychology
  16. 1994
    Dista Fellowship AwardSociety of Biological Psychiatry
  17. 1994
    Howard Rome Academic Writing Award presented annually to the author of the best paper written by a Mayo Graduate School of Medicine Psychiatry ResidentMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  18. 1994
    New Investigator Travel AwardNational Institute of Mental Health sponsored New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU) Meeting
  19. 1993
    Research Award for Outstanding Resident Paper, "Sleep Assessment of Psychiatric Inpatients: Correlation of Patient Subjective Report, Nursing Assessment, and Wrist Actigraphy Recording"Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  20. 1992
    Hugh H. Hussey Award for excellence in medical student training by a Resident in PsychiatryGeorgetown University School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2025
    MemberMayo Clinic Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program
  2. 2025
    LiaisonBoard of Governors, Trip and Travel Subcommittee, Personnel Committee
  3. 2025
    LiaisonBoard of Governors, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2025
    MemberTrip and Travel Subcommittee, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  5. 2025
    LiaisonBoard of Governors, Arizona State University
  6. 2018
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Arizona State University
  7. 2018 - present
    ChairCompliance and Enterprise Risk Management Committee
  8. 2018 - present
    ConsultantScientific Advisory Board, Harmony Biosciences
  9. 2018 - present
    MemberManagement Committee, United States Medical Licensing Examination
  10. 2017 - present
    ConsultantScientific Advisory Board, Takeda
  11. 2016 - present
    MemberAudit Committee, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees
  12. 2016 - present
    MemberHealth Futures Council, Arizona State University
  13. 2016 - present
    ChairTask Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines for the MSLT/MWT, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  14. 2014 - 2017
    MemberInvestment Committee, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees
  15. 2014 - present
    MemberInformation Management and Technology Governance Committee, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees
  16. 2013 - 2015
    ChairTask Force on Quality Metrics for Narcolepsy, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  17. 2013 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, Narcolespy Network
  18. 2012 - 2016
    PresidentArizona Sleep Society
  19. 2012 - 2014
    MemberLiaison committee on Medical Education Faculty Fellow, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  20. 2011
    ChairChair of Department of Medicine, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  21. 2011
    ChairMayo Clinic Rochester Personnel Committee, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  22. 2011
    ChairAssistant Dean, Mayo Graduate School, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  23. 2011
    ChairChair of Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  24. 2011
    MemberNeurology, Staff Recruitment, Personnel Committee
  25. 2011
    ChairMayo Clinic Arizona Department of Medicine Chair, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  26. 2011
    ChairMayo Clinic Arizona Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Chair, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  27. 2010 - 2016
    MemberMayo Clinic Proceedings, Business Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Education Committee
  28. 2010 - 2014
    MemberSelective Advisory Committee, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  29. 2010 - 2013
    MemberExecutive Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  30. 2010 - 2013
    MemberMayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  31. 2010 - 2013
    MemberEducation Finance Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  32. 2010 - 2013
    ChairEducation Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  33. 2010
    MemberGreen Group, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  34. 2010
    ChairChair of Department of Urology, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  35. 2010
    ChairMayo Clinic Arizona Vice President/CEO, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  36. 2010
    ChairMayo Clinic Leadership and Organizational Development, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  37. 2010
    ChairCo-Directors of Simulation, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  38. 2010
    ChairAssociate Dean, School of Continuous Professional Development, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  39. 2010
    ChairChair of Education Division, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  40. 2010
    ChairMayo Clinic Arizona Associate Dean of Research, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  41. 2010
    ChairChair of Mayo Clinic Arizona Human Resources, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  42. 2010 - present
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  43. 2010 - present
    MemberArizona Sleep Society
  44. 2009 - 2016
    MemberLeadership Succession Committee, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  45. 2009 - 2016
    MemberDiversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  46. 2009 - 2014
    ChairPersonnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  47. 2009 - 2014
    MemberCareer and Leadership Development Subcommittee, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  48. 2009 - 2014
    MemberPersonnel Coordinating Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  49. 2009 - 2012
    MemberContinuing Medical Education Committee, American College of Psychiatrists
  50. 2009 - 2010
    Member2020 Visioning Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  51. 2009 - 2010
    MemberProfessionalism Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  52. 2009 - present
    MemberGrievance Subcommittee - Arizona, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  53. 2008 - 2020
    MemberExecutive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  54. 2008 - 2009
    MemberProgram Committee, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  55. 2008 - 2009
    MemberMembership Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  56. 2008
    MemberTransplant Surgery, Staff Recruitment, Personnel Committee
  57. 2007
    MemberPsychiatry, Staff Recruitment, Personnel Committee
  58. 2007
    MemberPulmonary, Staff Recruitment, Personnel Committee
  59. 2006 - 2010
    ChairUndergraduate Medical Education Subcommittee, Education Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  60. 2006 - 2009
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  61. 2006 - 2007
    MemberOccupational Medicine Mental Health Project, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Chairs Task Force, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  62. 2005 - 2009
    Site DirectorThird Year Psychiatry Clerkship, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  63. 2005
    MemberNephrology, Staff Recruitment, Personnel Committee
  64. 2005
    MemberInfectious Disease, Staff Recruitment, Personnel Committee
  65. 2004 - 2014
    MemberAmerican College of Psychiatrists
  66. 2004 - 2013
    MemberPersonnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  67. 2004 - 2011
    MemberPublic Policy Committee, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  68. 2004 - 2010
    MemberUndergraduate Medical Education Subcommittee, Education Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  69. 2004 - 2008
    MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  70. 2004 - 2007
    ChairDiversity Subcommittee, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  71. 2004 - 2007
    MemberDiversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  72. 2004
    MemberResponding Effectively to Staff Personnel Issues, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Chairs Task Force, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  73. 2004
    MemberConsultation Medicine, Staff Recruitment, Personnel Committee
  74. 2003 - 2010
    MemberPatient Access Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  75. 2003 - 2006
    MemberCommittee on Membership Sections, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  76. 2003
    MemberPsychiatry, Staff Recruitment, Personnel Committee
  77. 2003
    MemberPeripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration
  78. 2003 - present
    MemberArizona Medical Association
  79. 2002 - 2003
    ChairFellowship Training Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  80. 2002 - 2003
    MemberFellowship Training Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  81. 2001 - 2003
    MemberFaculty Affairs Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  82. 2001 - 2003
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  83. 2001 - 2003
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  84. 2001 - 2003
    MemberRecruitment Committee, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  85. 2001 - 2002
    ChairMembership Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  86. 2001
    AuthorStep II Examination Questions, United States Medical Licensing Examination
  87. 2000 - 2003
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  88. 2000 - 2004
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, American Insomnia Association
  89. 2000 - 2003
    Faculty AdvisorMayo Psychiatry Interest Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Medical School
  90. 2000 - 2003
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Section of Aviation/Aerospace Medicine, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine
  91. 2000 - 2003
    MemberPostdoctoral Fellowship Committee, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  92. 2000 - 2003
    MemberAdult Psychiatry Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  93. 2000 - 2002
    MemberFellowship and Awards Committee, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  94. 2000 - 2001
    MemberOutpatient Operations Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  95. 2000
    MemberProgram Committee, Upper Midwest Sleep Society
  96. 1999 - 2002
    MemberAd Hoc Test Writing Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  97. 1999 - 2003
    DirectorMedical School Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  98. 1999 - 2003
    Site DirectorThird Year Psychiatry Clerkship, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  99. 1999 - 2003
    DirectorUndergraduate Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  100. 1999 - 2003
    MemberClinical Experiences Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  101. 1999 - 2003
    MemberClinical Skills Exam Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  102. 1999 - 2003
    MemberAssociation of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry
  103. 1999 - 2003
    MemberAssociation for Academic Psychiatry
  104. 1999 - 2002
    MemberMembership Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  105. 1998 - 2001
    MemberContinuing Medical Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  106. 1998 - 2001
    MemberContinuing Medical Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  107. 1998 - 1999
    MemberBoard of Directors, Minnesota Physicians Foundation, Minnesota Medical Association
  108. 1997 - 2000
    MemberEducation Committee, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  109. 1997 - 2000
    MemberDrug Formulary Committee, Minnesota Department of Human Services
  110. 1997
    MemberPart-Time Employment Task Force, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  111. 1997 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
  112. 1996 - 2017
    FellowAcademy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  113. 1996 - 2003
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  114. 1996
    MemberSeventy-Two-Hour Hold Task Force, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  115. 1995 - 2003
    MemberUndergraduate Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  116. 1995 - 1998
    MemberMedical School Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  117. 1995 - 1996
    MemberAd Hoc Behavioral Medicine Committee, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  118. 1995 - 1996
    MemberMedical Student Loan Program Committee, Minnesota Physicians Foundation, Minnesota Medical Association
  119. 1995
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  120. 1994 - 1998
    MemberAdult Psychiatry Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  121. 1994 - 1997
    DirectorContinuing Education Program, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  122. 1994 - 1997
    DirectorIntramural Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  123. 1994 - 1997
    MemberIntramural Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  124. 1994
    MemberHospital Infection Control Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  125. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
  126. 1993 - 1994
    MemberConsultation/Liaison Journal Club, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  127. 1993 - 2002
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  128. 1993 - 2000
    MemberElectroconvulsive Therapy Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  129. 1993
    MemberHospital Accreditation Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  130. 1992 - 2017
    MemberAcademy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  131. 1986 - 1988
    Mayo Medical School RepresentativeOrganization of Student Representatives, Association of American Medical Colleges
  132. 1986 - 1987
    RepresentativeMayo Medical School, American Medical Women's Association
  133. 1985 - 2009
    MemberAmerican Psychiatric Association
  134. 1985 - 2003
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  135. 1985 - 2003
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  136.  
    MemberMayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  137.  
    MemberFood and Drug Administration
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Research activities

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