Kent R. Thielen, M.D.

  1. Vice President, Mayo Clinic
  2. Chief Executive Officer, Florida

Departments

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Dr. Thielen is vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Thielen previously served as chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology in the Midwest, a position that he held from 2013–2018. He also served as the chair of the Division of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester from 2004–2013.

Dr. Thielen has a strong personal interest in innovative practice development, including the development of new technologies and delivery of imaged-guided spinal and neuroendovascular therapies. He also spearheaded the development and implementation of multiple innovative image-guided procedures in the cerebrovascular and spinal image-guided interventional practices.

He received his bachelor's degree in engineering physics from South Dakota State University and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Thielen completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester and was chief resident from 1993 to 1994. He subsequently completed a three-year combined fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, before joining the Mayo Clinic faculty in 1996.

A member of the Mayo Clinic staff for the past 22 years, Dr. Thielen also serves as a professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology with additional Certificate of Added Qualifications in Neuroradiology.

  1. 1997
    Fellow - 3-year combined Diagnostic Neuroradiology and Interventional NeuroradiologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1997
    ResidentMayo Clinic Health System (Red Cedar Risk Management)
  3. 1994
    Resident - Diagnostic RadiologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1994
    ResidentDiagnostic Radiology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1990
    MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  6. 1986
    BS - Engineering PhysicsSouth Dakota State University

Certifications

  1. 1996
    NeuroradiologyAmerican Board of Radiology
  2. 1995
    Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Ultimate CEO awardeeJacksonville Business Journal
  2. 2016
    2016 Louis A. Gilula Mentor Award - Best PaperAmerican Society of Spine Radiology 2016 Annual Meeting
  3. 2014
    Certificate of Merit - Education ExhibitRadiologic Society of North America Annual Meeting 2014
  4. 2012
    Best Mentor Paper Award - Second PlaceAmerican Society of Spine Radiology 2012 Annual Symposium
  5. 2009
    Runner-up Best Mentor Paper AwardAmerican Society of Spine Radiology
  6. 2008
    Carman Award for CitizenshipDepartment of Radiology
  7. 2008
    2008 Association of University Radiologists-Agfa Radiology Management Program AwardAssociation of University Radiologists
  8. 2006
    Mentor Award Best Paper PresentationAmerican Society of Spine Radiology
  9. 2005
    Best Mentor Award Paper PresentationAmerican Society of Spine Radiology
  10. 2004
    Runner-up Best Paper Mentor AwardAmerican Society of Spine Radiology
  11. 1992
    Chief Resident Diagnostic RadiologyDepartment of Radiology

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Chief Communications Officer Search Committee
  2. 2022 - present
    Search Committee memberMayo Clinic in Florida Dean of Research
  3. 2022
    Search Committee memberMayo Clinic Health System Chief Administrative Officer Search Committee
  4. 2021
    ChairMayo Clinic Florida Chief Administrative Officer Search Committee
  5. 2021
    Search Committee memberMayo Clinic Chief Administrative Officer Search Committee
  6. 2021
    Search CommitteeMayo Clinic Chief Development Officer Search Committee
  7. 2021
    Search CommitteeMayo Clinic Chief Public Affairs Search Committee
  8. 2020 - 2021
    Search CommitteeMayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine Director Search Committee
  9. 2020 - present
    Vice PresidentMayo Clinic Board of Trustees
  10. 2020 - present
    Search CommitteeMayo Clinic Chief Strategy Officer Search Committee
  11. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Trustees Digital Solutions Committee
  12. 2019 - present
    Search CommitteeDean of Practice
  13. 2019 - 2020
    Search CommitteePresident Platform Search Committee
  14. 2019 - 2021
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Trustees Business Development and Marketing Committee
  15. 2019 - 2021
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Trustees, Investment Committee
  16. 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Trustees, Information Managememt and Technology Governance Committee
  17. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Trustees, Strategy and Knowledge
  18. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Trustees, Finance and Investment Committee
  19. 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic Arizona Vice President and CEO Search Committee, Search Committees, Personnel Committee
  20. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Governors
  21. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Board of Trustees
  22. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Executive Operations Team
  23. 2019 - present
    Vice PresidentMayo Clinic Corporate Officers, Board of Trustees - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  24. 2019 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC
  25. 2019 - present
    ChairExecutive Operations Team - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  26. 2019 - present
    MemberDuval County Medical Society
  27. 2019 - present
    Emeritus MemberSociety of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments
  28. 2018
    Interim ChairExecutive Operations Team - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  29. 2018 - present
    MemberSalary and Benefits Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  30. 2018 - present
    MemberDiversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  31. 2018 - present
    Executive Committee MemberCenter for Regenerative Medicine
  32. 2017
    MemberPersonnel Committee Chair Search Committee
  33. 2016 - 2019
    Active MemberPlummer Clinical Operational Readiness (CORe) Team
  34. 2016 - 2018
    MemberMidwest Financial Planning Group
  35. 2015 - present
    ChairEnterprise Radiology EHR Steering Committee
  36. 2015 - present
    Active MemberCancer Center Executive Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Committees, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  37. 2015 - present
    Executive Committee MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Care Advisory Council
  38. 2014 - 2019
    ChairEnterprise Radiology Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  39. 2014 - present
    MentorMayo Clinic Leader as Coach Training
  40. 2013 - 2018
    MemberSMH MN MB Planning Committee
  41. 2013 - 2015
    MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Care Advisory Council
  42. 2013 - present
    PresidentMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  43. 2013 - present
    MemberDiversity & Inclusion Committee
  44. 2013 - 2018
    MemberMidwest Radiology Physician & Scientist Recruitment Committee
  45. 2013 - 2018
    MemberSociety of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments
  46. 2013 - 2018
    ChairMidwest Radiology Division Chairs Committee
  47. 2013 - 2014
    MemberEnterprise Radiology Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  48. 2013 - present
    ChairMidwest Radiology Executive Committee
  49. 2013 - present
    MemberCarman Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  50. 2012 - present
    MemberVertebroplasty, Technology Assessment Abstract Workgroup, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  51. 2010 - 2014
    Ad Hoc MemberMentorship Committee, American Society of Spine Radiology
  52. 2008 - present
    MemberSpine Intervention Society
  53. 2007 - present
    MemberAssociation of University Radiologists
  54. 2006 - 2013
    MemberIntegration Leadership Committee, Department of Radiology
  55. 2006 - 2010
    MemberResearch Committee, American Society of Neuroradiology
  56. 2006
    MemberCNS Primary Brain Tumor Project Task Force, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  57. 2006 - 2013
    ChairEnterprise Neuroradiology Collaboration Team
  58. 2006
    MemberBack Pain Work Group, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  59. 2006 - present
    MemberNBI Inc.start-up technology company, Office of Intellectual Property (formerly Mayo Medical Ventures)
  60. 2005
    MemberHeadache Work Group, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  61. 2004 - 2013
    ChairDivision of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  62. 2003
    MemberTechnology Assessment Abstract Workgroup, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  63. 2000 - 2014
    MemberNeuroradiology Procedures Committee, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  64. 2000 - 2004
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  65. 2000 - 2004
    ChairNeuroradiology Procedures Committee, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  66. 2000
    ChairAd Hoc Committee, Neuroprocedures Work Group, Department of Radiology
  67. 2000
    MemberAd Hoc Committee, Neuroprocedures Work Group, Department of Radiology
  68. 1999 - 2004
    SpokespersonDiagnostic Neuroangiography, Department of Radiology
  69. 1999 - present
    MemberDiagnostic Neuroangiography, Department of Radiology
  70. 1998 - 2000
    ChairAd Hoc Committee to coordinate selection and placement of biplane neuroangiography equipment in RM 25 at St. Marys, Department of Radiology
  71. 1998 - present
    MemberSociety of NeuroInterventional Surgery
  72. 1997 - 2001
    ConsultantNeuroVasx, Inc.
  73. 1997 - 2001
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, NeuroVasx, Inc.
  74. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  75. 1997 - present
    MemberNeuroVasx, Inc.
  76. 1996 - present
    Senior MemberAmerican Society of Neuroradiology
  77. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Spine Radiology
  78. 1996 - 2019
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  79. 1996 - 2019
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  80. 1996 - 2019
    MemberMinnesota Radiological Society
  81. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Roentgen Ray Society
  82. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Radiology
  83. 1992 - present
    MemberRadiological Society of North America
  84. 1992 - 1993
    MemberExecutive Committee, American Association of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology
  85. 1992
    RepresentativeRadiology Intersociety Meeting, American Association of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology
  86. 1992
    MemberRadiology Intersociety Meeting, American Association of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology
  87. 1991 - 1994
    MemberEducation Committee, Diagnostic Radiology, Department of Radiology

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