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John Loftus, M.D. (MED ’89, S ’94, VASS ’95)

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John Loftus, M.D.

Board Member

(originally published in 2016)

Bay Area Surgical Specialists

Napa, California

“Patients recognize the institution (Mayo Clinic) with its worldwide reputation as a premier medical center. They seem to appreciate that I trained there. I strive to employ Mayo Clinic ideals in my practice.”

 

  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education; Endovascular Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  • Medical School: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Native of: Iowa City, Iowa

Why did you decide to pursue medicine?

During college I worked as an athletic trainer. That experience sparked my interest in medical school.

Why did you train at Mayo Clinic?

I grew up in California and was unsure what to expect of Minnesota and Rochester during the medical school interview process. I was extremely impressed with Mayo Clinic and the people I interacted with. The small class size and small town also influenced my decision.

A world-class medical training opportunity in a small-town setting felt like a good fit for me.

How does Mayo Clinic influence your practice?

Patients recognize the institution with its worldwide reputation as a premier medical center. They seem to appreciate that I trained there. I strive to employ Mayo Clinic ideals in my practice.

What do you contribute to the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association?

I bring the perspective of a West Coast private practice surgeon to complement those who continue in academic or large practice environments.

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy golf and other outdoor activities.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I finished my first Napa Valley Marathon the day before my 52nd birthday.