Imagine a life of darkness. A life without sight. That was reality for the woman you’re about to meet. She lost her vision more than 30 years ago; the result of a severe allergic reaction to medications. Repeated attempts to restore her vision with human corneal transplants failed. Then she went to Mayo Clinic, where […]

With Prompt Treatment, Cornea Infection Can Be Cured Without Long-term Complications

With Prompt Treatment, Cornea Infection Can Be Cured Without Long-term Complications October 22, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: What is keratitis? Can it be cured? Answer: Keratitis, an infection of the eye’s cornea, can be serious and, in severe cases, the infection may threaten vision. But with prompt treatment, keratitis can often be cured without any […]

Researchers Formulate Treatment Combination Lethal To Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A combination of two targeted therapies packs a powerful punch to kill pancreatic cancer cells in the laboratory, Mayo Clinic cancer researchers report. With further testing of these drugs that are from classes of pharmaceuticals already used in patients, the Mayo research may lead to new treatment opportunities for patients with pancreatic cancer, which is […]

Medical Experts for Media – Thoracic Surgery

Stephen Cassivi, M.D., M.Sc. __________________________________________________________________ Stephen Cassivi, M.D., M.Sc., a chest surgeon and specialist in lung and esophageal diseases, lung transplantation and cancer surgery Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Recipient of teaching awards from Mayo Clinic and the University of Toronto Basic research focus of regenerative medicine in end-stage lung diseases Clinical […]

Medical Experts for Media- Psychology/Psychiatry

Robert Auger, M.D. Mark Frye, M.D. Peter Jensen, M.D. Timothy Lineberry, M.D. Terry Schneekloth, M.D. Leslie Sim, Ph.D., L.P. Max Trenerry, Ph.D., L.P Chris Wall, M.D. Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D. __________________________________________________________________________ Robert Auger, M.D. –  a specialist in seasonal affective disorders, sleeping disorders. Seasonal affective disorder Sleep disorders Circadian rhythm sleep disorders.  To schedule an interview, […]

Medical Experts for Media

As part of our efforts to provide resources for journalists who are working on health and science stories, we have developed a list of several Mayo Clinic medical experts. Besides information on the medical experts’ areas of expertise, also included are sample interviews and high-resolution images. If you do not see an expert in an area […]

Medical Experts for Media – Cancer

Jan Buckner, M.D. Edward Creagan, M.D. Matthew Goetz, M.D. Stephanie Hines, M.D. Amber Isley, M.D. Judith Kaur, M.D. Charles Loprinzi, M.D. Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D. Ruben Mesa, M.D. Timothy Moynihan, M.D. Edith Perez, M.D. Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. S. Vincent Rajkumar, M.D. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. Tait Shanafelt, M.D. Keith Stewart, M.D. ___________________________________________________________________________ Jan Buckner, M.D., an […]

Medical Experts for Media – Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Todd Baron, M.D. Suresh Chari, M.D. Gregory Gores, M.D. Sunanda Kane, M.D. Paul Limburg, M.D. Edward Loftus, M.D. Jayant Talwalkar, M.D., M.P.H. ___________________________________________________________________________ Todd Baron, M.D., a specialist in therapeutic endoscopy Specializes in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), management of severe acute pancreatitis, and endoscopic palliation of gastrointestinal malignancies Frequent podcast interview participant for the Journal […]

MLD — a Rare and Serious Progressive Disease

MLD — a Rare and Serious Progressive Disease July 30, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: What can you tell me about metachromatic leukodystrophy? My granddaughter was just diagnosed, but she has two older siblings who are perfectly healthy. How is that possible? Answer: Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is an inherited disorder that affects the protective covering around […]

Recurrence of Basal Cell Carcinoma Uncommon After Mohs Surgery

Recurrence of Basal Cell Carcinoma Uncommon After Mohs Surgery July 23, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I have had Mohs surgery three times in the past 18 months to remove a basal cell carcinoma on my nose. Is there some other treatment that I should be pursuing? Is it common to have so many recurrences in […]

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