Authors

 

Andy Abril, M.D.

Andy Abril, M.D.

Dr. Abril, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia, is chair of the division of rheu­matology and co-medical director of the Mayo Clinic Fibromyalgia Treatment Program in Jacksonville, Florida, a multidisciplinary pro­gram for treating fibromyalgia. He is the director of Mayo Clinic’s Rheumatology Fel­lowship Program in Jacksonville, Florida, and an associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Abril is board certified in rheumatology.
Sophie J. Bakri, M.D.

Sophie J. Bakri, M.D.

Dr. Bakri, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Better Vision, 2nd Edition, is a specialist in the Department of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and a professor of ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She is a specialist in diseases of the retina and vitreous, in particular, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and complex retinal detachments, and in the surgical treatment of these conditions. Dr. Bakri has authored many peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and is a principal investigator on numerous clinical trials on drugs for retinal disease. She has received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists, and is listed as one of Becker’s 135 leading ophthalmologists in the United States.
Christopher D. Bauch, Ph.D.

Christopher D. Bauch, Ph.D.

Dr. Bauch, medical editor of Mayo Clinic on Better Hearing and Balance, 2nd Edition, is a consulting audiologist in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and an associate professor of audiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has over 35 years of experience in audiologic assessment and management of hearing loss, and serves as the director of diagnostic audiology in the Division of Audiology. He is also past chair of the Division of Audiology at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Dr. Bauch is a fellow and member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and American Academy of Audiology, as well as executive board member and past president of the American Auditory Society. He has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters on hearing assessment and disorders, has lectured extensively, and has served as editorial board member, guest editor and associate editor for various scientific journals.
Brent A. Bauer, M.D.

Brent A. Bauer, M.D.

Dr. Bauer, medical editor of The Integrative Guide to Good Health, is board certified in internal medicine. He is the founder of the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine and Health Program and a consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He is also a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Bauer focuses on the scientific evaluation of integrative medicine therapies. He also serves as medical director of Rejuvenate, the first spa at Mayo Clinic, and of the Well Living Lab, a collaboration between Delos and Mayo Clinic that is exploring the impact of the indoor environment on wellness.
Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D.

Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D.

Dr. Bruce, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief, 2nd Edition, and Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia, is the clinical director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center, a multidisciplinary program that encompasses adult and pediatric pain rehabilitation programs. Dr. Bruce is a psychologist in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and an associate professor of psychology at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. She is active in many professional organizations dedicated to the study and treatment of pain, including the American Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain.
Maria Regina Castro, MD

Dr. Maria Regina Castro, MD

Dr. Castro, medical editor of Mayo Clinic’s The Essential Diabetes Book, 2nd Edition, is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  She graduated from Universidad Central De Venezuela--Jose Maria Vargas, Escuela De Medicina Jose Maria Vargas in 1987 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.
April Chang-Miller, M.D.

April Chang-Miller, M.D.

Dr. Chang-Miller, M.D., medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide on Arthritis, is a consultant in the Division of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona and assistant professor of medicine at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Chang-Miller is a medical specialty editor for MayoClinic.com and previously served as an assistant editor to the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book. She has a special interest in spondyloarthritis, such as ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. She also cares for people with rheumatoid arthritis and polymyalgia rheumatic.
Bart Clark, M.D.

Bart Clark, M.D. 

Dr. Clark is the medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Preventing & Treating Osteoporosis, 2nd Edition, is an endocrinologist in at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The research program of Bart L. Clarke, M.D., focuses on clinical studies of steroid-induced osteoporosis, transplant-related osteoporosis, age-related osteoporosis, primary hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism and metabolic bone disease. He has developed collaborative clinical research protocols in these and other areas.
Walter Cook, M.D.

Walter Cook, M.D.

Dr. Cook, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Years, 2nd Edition, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. He is the present course director for Mayo Clinic Pediatric Days, Mayo Clinic Summer Pediatric Review and the Rochester-Mayo Clinic T. Denny Sanford Pediatric Symposium. A graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, he completed his Pediatric Residency at Mayo Clinic and has been Board Certified in General Pediatric Medicine for over 25 years. He currently is a member of the Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic.  His research interests include newborn jaundice and transcutaneous bilirubin measurements.  Father of three, including twins, he has cared for thousands of infants and children in more than 25 years of pediatric practice.
Edward Creagan, M.D., FAAHPM

Edward Creagan, M.D., FAAHPM

Dr. Creagan, medical editor of Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging, is a specialist in internal medicine, medical oncology, hospice medicine and palliative care. He speaks widely on the topics of healthy aging, stress and retirement. He has written newspaper columns on health and wellness and is the author of several books. He is the former president of the Mayo Clinic staff. In 1992 he received the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award, and in 1995, the John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism in Medicine award.
Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.

Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.

Dr. Faubion, medical editor of Mayo Clinic The Menopause Solution, is the director of the Women’s Health Clinic in the Department of Medicine and director of the Office of Women’s Health at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She’s one of the nation’s leading experts on menopause and regularly treats women with menopausal concerns.
Martha Grogan, M.D.

Martha Grogan, M.D. 

Dr. Grogan, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life, is a cardiologist in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Tracy E. Harrison, M.D.

Tracy E. Harrison, M.D.

Dr. Harrison, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief, 2nd Edition, is the medical director of Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center, a multidisciplinary program that offers therapeutic services to adolescents with chronic pain. She is an anesthesiologist in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Anesthesiology and the director of Mayo Clinic’s Pediatric Acute and Chronic Pain Service. Dr. Harrison is board certified in pain medicine and hospice and palliative care medicine and is an active member of the ComPASS Care Team, which provides care to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Hensrud is a specialist in nutrition and weight management at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota with more than 20 years’ experience. He is an associate professor of nutrition and preventive medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. For more than 10 years, Dr. Hensrud also served as medical director of the Mayo Clinic Executive Health Program. Dr. Hensrud is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and The Obesity Society. He writes and lectures widely on lifestyle- and nutrition-related topics and has authored and helped publish several books including the New York Times bestseller, The Mayo Clinic Diet, 2nd Edition, The Mayo Clinic Diet Journal, 2nd Edition, The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, 2nd Edition, The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet Journal, 2nd Edition and The Mayo Clinic Kid’s Cookbook,
Jani R. Jensen, M.D.

Jani R. Jensen, M.D.

Dr. Jensen, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception, is a specialist in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the co-director of the In Vitro Fertilization Program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She is an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and directs the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship for medical students.
Cindy A. Kermott. M.D., M.P.H.

Cindy A. Kermott. M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kermott, medical editor of The Integrative Guide to Good Health, and the seventh editions of Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care is a specialist in the Executive and International Medicine Program and the medical director of the Preventive Services Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is also an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

 

Sahil Khanna, M.B.B.S.

Sahil Khanna, M.B.B.S. 

Dr. Khanna, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide on Digestive Health, 4th Edition, is an associate professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the head of the Comprehensive Gastroenterology Interest Group within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Dr. Khanna did post-doctoral research at the University of California San Diego, CA, before completing his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. His research and clinical interests include epidemiology, patient outcomes and emerging therapeutics for Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection, a topic in which he has authored several articles and made numerous presentations. Dr. Khanna serves on the editorial board of several journals and has won numerous awards.
Kelsey Klaas, M.D.

Kelsey Klaas, M.D.

Dr. Klaas, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Years, 2nd Edition, is a pediatrician in the division of General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minnesota.  She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, and completed residency at Mayo Clinic, followed by a year as chief resident. She is a certified member of the American Board of Pediatrics, part of the Mayo Medical School Advisory Program and Associate Pediatric Clerkship Director for the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Her practice includes care of children with complex health conditions and she also focuses on medical student education. 
Christopher J. Klingele, M.S., M.D.

Christopher J. Klingele, M.S., M.D.

Dr. Klingele, medical editor of Mayo Clinic on Managing Incontinence, 2nd Edition, is a gyne­cologic and reconstructive pelvic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and an assistant professor of obstetrics-gynecology at College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. He is the medical director of the urogynecology Incontinence and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Clinic. He is also a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship faculty member. 
Scott C. Litin, M.D.

Scott C. Litin, M.D.

Dr. Litin, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, Fifth Edition and Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide, is a general internist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He has served in many editorial capacities and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters. A renowned practitioner, public speak and teacher, Dr. Litin has been recognized with many accolades and awards, including several of Mayo Clinic’s most cherished honors: Distinguished Clinician, Outstanding Faculty Member and Distinguished Educator. The American College of Physicians has recognized him with its highest honor, Mastership in the College.
Angela C Mattke, M.D.

Angela C Mattke, M.D.

Dr. Mattke, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child, is a pediatrician in the Division of Community Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota. In her daily work, she most enjoys seeing her patients smile and heling families who are struggling with heath challenges. Dr. Mattke has a special interest in using social media to connect with patients and families and hosts a Facebook Live show called #AsktheMayoMom.
Martha P. Millman, M.D., M.P.H.

Martha P. Millman, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Millman, medical editor of The Integrative Guide to Good Health, and the sixth and seventh editions of Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care, is an emeritus physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with career expertise in preventive medicine, hyperbaric medicine and wound care.
Joseph A. Murray M.D.

Joseph A. Murray M.D.

Dr. Murray, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Going Gluten Free, is one of the world’s leading experts on celiac disease.  A professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, he also regularly sees and treats people with gluten-related conditions.
Lance A. Mynderse, M.D., FACS

Lance A. Mynderse, M.D., FACS

Dr. Mynderse, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health, 2nd Edition, is a specialist in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Urology and an associate professor of urology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. His current clinical and research interests include minimally invasive therapies for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer. Dr. Mynderse is a principal or co-investigator for numerous clinical trials, including those on new treatments for BPH and focal therapies for localized and recurrent prostate cancer. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications, is a member of numerous medical associations, and is a past president of the Minnesota Urological Society. He is also a frequent presenter at national and international professional conferences.
Sanjeev Nanda, M.D.

Sanjeev Nanda, M.D.

Dr. Nanda, associate medical editor of Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide  is a consultant in general internal medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and an instructor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Nanda has a broad interest in medicine with particular interest in preventive health.
Ronald C. Petersen, Ph.D., M.D.

Ronald C. Petersen, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Petersen, medical editor of Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease, is professor of neurology, the Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research and director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He is on the National Advisory Council on Aging of the National Institute on Aging and is chair of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services for the National Alzheimer’s Project Act. Dr. Petersen is the recipient of the 2004 MetLife Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease, the 2005 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award, the Zaven Khachaturian Award, and the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award. He has published more than 500 articles and edited four books on cognition and aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Paul D. Pettit, M.D.

Paul D. Pettit, M.D.

Dr. Pettit, medical editor of Mayo Clinic on Managing Incontinence, 2nd Edition, is a gynecologic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, and an as­sistant professor of gynecology at College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. He is the director of the Gynecologic Continence Program at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville.
Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D.

Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D. 

Dr. Sheps, medical editor of Mayo Clinic 5 Steps to Controlling High Blood Pressure, 2nd Edition, is an emeritus professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. For six years Dr. Sheps chaired the Division of Hypertension (now a part of Nephrology) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Sheps chaired the sixth working group and participated in the fourth, fifth and seventh groups that developed guidelines for hypertension under the auspices of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). He also served as a subcommittee chairman for the NHLBI National Blood Pressure Education Program and as a consultant to the Hypertension Initiative of the World Health Organization.
Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart, M.D.

Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart, M.D.

Dr. Stewart, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception, is the chair of the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. A noted researcher, author and clinician, Dr. Stewart’s research interests focus on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids.
Myra Wick, M.D., Ph.D.

Myra Wick, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Wick, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, 2nd Edition, is a specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Clinical Genomics. She is also an associate professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. As a mother of four children, Dr. Wick can relate to pregnancy from both a doctor’s and a mother’s perspective.
Stephen Kopecky, M.D.

Stephen (Steve) L. Kopecky, M.D.

Dr. Kopecky, author of Living Younger Longer 6 steps to prevent heart disease, cancer, alzheimer's and more is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. He specializes in helping people lower their risk of heart disease and of having a heart attack or stroke. He also helps individuals with heart disease reduce their risk of further complications.

 

 
Anita Chen, M.D.
Anita H. Chen. M.D., author of Mayo Clinic on Incontinence is a fellowship trained Urogynecologist at Mayo Clinic Florida. She serves as consultant in the department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology. Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Associate Fellowship Director of Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida.    
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chen is active in research and education, mentoring college students, medical students, residents and fellows, and has authored many peer-reviewed publications that focus on a wide range of gynecologic research.
Dr. Chen received her M.D. degree at James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Florida Health Science Center. After residency, she completed her fellowship in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University. She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS).

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