Steven W. Ressler, M.D.

  1. Internist
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My name is Dr. Steven Ressler. I'm the chair of a division called Consultative Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Consultative Medicine is a specialty with an internal medicine, where we see complex and undefined illness. These are patients who've usually had a number of evaluations in the past, seen other providers, and for whatever reason, they're not coming to a clear answer.

After I finished residency, I went and worked in a relatively under-served area up in Northern Arizona. But after some time there, I started to really miss more of the academic atmosphere of medicine. And when I got a call from Mayo Clinic, I answered that, because I really thrive on this sort of collegial experience where we work as a team to try to solve problems.

I have really state of the art diagnostic testing. I have world class specialists, literally a phone call away. I'd like a patient to know when they come to see me that I'm a real person with a real life, with a bunch of kids at home, and a really active life. You're not going to find somebody who's cold and aloof, but you're somebody who's going to be there to hear your story and walk through this with you.

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  1. Heart disease
  2. Sports injury
  1. Sport specific rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Sports medicine
  1. 1998
    ResidentPhoenix Children's Hospital
  2. 1998
    ResidentGood Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix
  3. 1994
    MDCollege of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
  4. 1989
    BS - BiologyCollege of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
  5. 1988
    Undergraduate StudiesHistory and Arts Summer Study Abroad Program to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt, Eastern Michigan University


  1. 1998
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Medical Technology Accelerator Award: My Healthy Future ProjectArizona State University
  2. 2016
    Physician of the DayArizona State Legislature
  3. 2012
    CPD Annual Award Recognition for CMED LEAN PilotMayo School of Continuous Development, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2011
    PRC 5-Star Award for Patient SatisfactionDivision of Consultative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2007
    Leadership Day ScholarshipArizona State Chapter, American College of Physicians
  6. 2003
    Excellence in Teaching Recognition HonorMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration

Professional memberships

  1. 2017
    Co-HostQuality Academy Overview and Training, Doctors of British Columbia, Canada, Mayo Clinic Care Network
  2. 2017 - present
    Enterprise Physician LeadCanada Regional Development Group, International Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  3. 2016 - 2019
    Development and ImplementationCVPFH Electronic Health Questionnaire MCA, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  4. 2015 - 2018
    Co-ChairCoordinating Group for Roll-Out in Arizona, Plummer Project, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  5. 2015 - 2018
    Physician LeadContent Building Group, Plummer Project, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  6. 2015 - 2018
    MemberPhysician Advisory Group, Plummer Project, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  7. 2015 - 2018
    MemberSteering Group, Plummer Project, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  8. 2012 - present
    MemberOutpatient Practice Redesign Working Group, Department of Internal Medicine
  9. 2012
    MemberPaper Orders Reduction Task Force, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  10. 2011
    MemberCollaboration and Communication Working Group, Department of Research
  11. 2011
    Co-LeaderLEAN Project, Division of Consultative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  12. 2010 - 2013
    Co-ChairDivision of Consultative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  13. 2010 - present
    MemberMultidisciplinary Concussion Team
  14. 2009 - 2011
    MemberResuscitation Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  15. 2009
    Physician AmbassadorMayo Clinic in Arizona
  16. 2008 - 2009
    MemberDepartment of Internal Medicine Medication Reconciliation Working Group, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  17. 2007 - 2009
    Co-DeveloperHeart Health & Performance Program
  18. 2004
    Physician AmbassadorMayo Clinic in Arizona
  19. 2003 - 2004
    MemberSecurity Subcommittee
  20. 2003 - present
    MemberArizona Medical Association
  21. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  22. 1994
    InducteeAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society