Richard Helmers, M.D., is regional vice president, Northwest Wisconsin region of Mayo Clinic Health System
Richard Helmers, M.D. (THD ’90), has been selected as regional vice president for the Northwest Wisconsin region of Mayo Clinic Health System. He succeeds Randall Linton, M.D. (PD ’12), who served in the role for the past 15 years. Dr. Linton will retire this spring after 36 years of service with Mayo Clinic Health System.
For the past five years, Dr. Helmers has served as vice dean for practice at Mayo Clinic. He has served more than 20 years with Mayo Clinic in Arizona in roles including chair of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, vice chair of the Department of Medicine and chair of the Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee in Arizona. He also served as associate university vice president at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Dr. Helmers completed a fellowship in critical care medicine at St. Juke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary diseases and a residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Ames. He is a native of Sibley, Iowa.
In his new role Dr. Helmers will provide organizational leadership and direction, and be responsible for the overall performance of Northwest Wisconsin Mayo Clinic Health System operations.