Douglas Wood, M.D., receives Mayo Clinic Diamond Quality Fellow Lifetime Achievement Award
Douglas Wood, M.D. (I ’80, CV ’83), Division of Comprehensive Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation, received a Mayo Clinic Diamond Quality Fellow Lifetime Achievement Award for his impact on quality through leadership roles at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Wood was a founding member of the Mayo Clinic Quality Academy and its first medical director. Throughout his career he has focused on improving cardiovascular outcomes, cost effective care and health care policy reform. In 2002 he was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to chair the secretary’s Advisory Committee on Regulatory Reform. He is a charter member of the Performance Measurement Advisory Council of The Joint Commission and has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology with its Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Wood is a professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.