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Vijay Shah, M.D., appointed Executive Dean of Research, Mayo Clinic

Vijay Shah, M.D. (GI ’98), chair, Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is the new Kinney Executive Dean of Research. Dr. Shah will work with physicians, scientists, allied health staff and administrators to discover, translate and apply research innovations to advance Mayo Clinic’s vision to Cure, Connect and Transform healthcare.

Dr. Shah has joint appointments in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering. He has maintained National Institutes of Health-funded programs at Mayo Clinic for 25 years related to advanced liver disease that cross basic science, artificial intelligence and clinical trials. He was named a 2019 Distinguished Mayo Clinic Investigator. Dr. Shah is the Carol M. Gatton Professor of Digestive Diseases Research, Honoring Peter Carryer, M.D.

Dr. Shah succeeds Gregory Gores, M.D. (I ’83, GI ’86), who has served with distinguished leadership in the position for 10 years. Dr. Shah will begin his role on Feb. 1.

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