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Diego A. Suarez, M.D.

  1. Internist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Diego Suarez, M.D., is a general internal medicine practitioner with interests in medical education and procedural medicine. Clinical focuses include:

  • Promoting the role of preventive medicine and healthy living
  • Management of chronic illnesses including hypertension, diabetes, and lipid disorders
  • Empowering patients through education to participate in the management of chronic illnesses
  • Bridging the cultural gap between physicians and patients of different cultural backgrounds

Outside of his clinical duties, Dr. Suarez is involved in educational roles with both the Medical School and Internal Medicine Residency Program.

  1. 2020
    ResidentInternal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    ResidencyMayo Clinic
    MDUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    BSc - Molecular BiologyLiberty University


  1. 2020
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Teacher of the Year Award Clinical Mentor Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency
  2. 2023
    Endowment for Education Research AwardOffice of Applied Scholarship and Education Science (OASES), Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  3. 2022
    Teacher of the Year Award for Outpatient Clinical ExcellenceMayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency
  4. 2021
    Education Science Career Development Award Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science (OASES), Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  5. 2020
    ACE AwardMayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency
  6. 2020
    J. Thomas Magan Award Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency
  7. 2019
    Winner of Research Poster Competition ACP Chapter Meeting, American College of Physicians
  8. 2016
    Induction to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha
  9. 2014
    Winner of Translational Science Research Poster Competition School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Professional memberships

  1. 2024 - present
    MemberInternal Medicine Clinical Competency Committee
  2. 2023 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Community Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberInternal Medicine Residency Selection Committee
  4. 2020 - present
    MemberCIM Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  5. 2020 - present
    MemberSociety of Hospital Medicine
  6. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  8. 2016 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society