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Mary L. Jurisson, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Physiatrist
  3. Rheumatologist

Grupos especializados


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Mary Jurisson, M.D. is a specialist in the Hand Center division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She is board certified in Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, and PM&R with a special interest in rehabilitation in osteoarthritis and other rheumatic conditions, including the interaction of biological, physical, neurologic, motor pattern, behavioral and lifestyle factors. She has a number of certifications in various styles of Tai Chi, Qigong, and Feldenkrais Method mind body movement practices.

She has presented nationally and internationally on:

  • Rheumatologic and Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation
  • Tai Chi, Qigong Feldenkrais Method, and Mind Body practices for rheumatic conditions, hand transplant, promoting vitality in aging, general rehabilitation, and for burnout in clinicians.
  • Sexuality dysfunction in rheumatic conditions
  • Rehabilitation and function in Melorheostosis
  • Hand injuries in dance
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Dr. Jurisson has many honors and awards including "The Best Doctors in America" Awards, and "Excellence in Teaching" Recognitions.

She has always enjoyed dancing of all kinds (ballet, tap, jazz, character, folk and ethnic, modern) had a folk dance scholarship at Stanford University, performed and taught Scandinavian Dances at a pediatric pathology conference for the attendees, and taught modified dance classes to individuals of all ages and abilities.

  1. Arthritis rehabilitation
  2. Exercise therapy
  3. Hand therapy
  4. Integrative medicine
  5. Rehabilitation therapy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Motor learning
  • Health benefits of Tai Chi
  • Feldenkrais Training
  1. 1989
    Fellow - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1988
    ResidentPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1986
    Fellow - RheumatologyRackham Arthritis Research Unit, University of Michigan
  4. 1984
    Fellow - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1984
    ResidentInternal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1981
    Internship - Internal MedicineUniversity of Hawaii
  7. 1980
    MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  8. 1976
    BS - BiologyStanford University


  1. 1990
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. 1986
    RheumatologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 1984
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    2020 Excellence in Quality AwardPM&R Quality Committee
  2. 2001
    Merit Award-Booklet/Brochure/PamphletNational Health Information Awards
  3. 1992
    The Best Doctors in America 1992, 1994, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2015Awarding Organization
  4. 1976
    Departmental Honors in BiologyStanford University

Professional memberships

  1. 2011 - present
    ChairPM&R Diversity Committee, Mayo Clinic
  2. 2010 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, CPM / Ask Mayo Expert group in CRC
  3. 2005 - present
    MemberFeldenkrais Guild of North America
  4. 2003 - present
    MemberInternational Association for Dance Medicine and Science
  5. 1992 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  6. 1992 - present
    MemberOsteoarthritis Research Society International
  7. 1991 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  8. 1990 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  9. 1990 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Rheumatology
  10. 1980 - 1990
    MemberAmerican Association for Artifical Intelligence
  11. 1979 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  12. 1978 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
    Invited Panel MemberJones-Harrison Residence Arthritis Advisory Council