About the Alliance


Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care is a collaboration between Mayo Clinic, the recognized world leader in patient care, education and research, and Arizona State University, the nation’s No. 1 ranked university for innovation. Its mission is to improve the science of health care delivery and practice while advancing patient care.


Mayo Clinic is the #1 hospital in the U.S., #1 in Arizona, and #1 in more specialties than any other hospital.


ASU is one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country, among those with more than $100 million in annual research expenditures.


At any given time, more than 8,000 human research studies are underway at Mayo Clinic.

Health Futures Center

In 2020, we propelled our powerful 15-year Alliance to the next level with the opening of the Health Futures Center adjacent to the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Home to the MedTech Accelerator, this innovative high-tech facility features advanced biomedical engineering and informatics research labs in a world-class research and learning environment.

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Mayo Clinic

Ranked the No. 1 hospital in the U.S., No. 1 in Arizona, and No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital, Mayo Clinic is considered the nation’s foremost medical institution. A nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, Mayo Clinic provides expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing.

With major campuses and locations in several states, more than a million people from around the world travel to Mayo Clinic for care each year. Highly specialized experts are deeply experienced in treating rare and complex conditions, and they are recognized as some of the best in the world.
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Arizona State University

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s most innovative school for the seventh year in a row, ASU is a comprehensive public institution where nationally ranked programs prepare next-generation innovators to thrive while advancing pioneering research, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development.

ASU’s programs inspire top-qualified graduates and have positioned the university as a “top-tier” recruiting and hiring institution by more than 50 of the country’s top corporations, according to professional recruiters and rankings services around the world. Every year, ASU graduates more than 20,000 thinkers, innovators and master learners, building the next generation of leaders.

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Alliance Leadership

Michael M. Crow, Ph.D.
President and Professor, Arizona State University

Natalia Diaz, M.B.A, MS-ISM
Sr. Project Manager, Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, Arizona State University

Rafael Fonseca, M.D.
Chief Innovation Officer
Getz Family Professor of Cancer, Distinguished Mayo Investigator

Richard J. Gray, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Vice President
Mayo Clinic

Matthew Hulver, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research, ASU Knowledge Enterprise, Arizona State University

Devyani Lal, M.D., F.A.R.S.
Professor of Otolaryngology
Consultant, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Chair, Division of Rhinology
Dean of Education, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Jon T. Nordrum, P.T., D.P.T., D.Sc.
Division Chair, Education
Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration
Instructor of Physical Therapy
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science

Jim O’Brien, J.D.
Chief of Staff, Office of the President
Senior Vice President, University Affairs, Arizona State University

Grace O’Sullivan, M.B.A.
Vice President, Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, ASU Knowledge Enterprise, Arizona State University

Alan Rawls, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Clinical Partnerships, Office of the University Provost, Arizona State University

Neal Woodbury, Ph.D.
Chief Science and Technology Officer and Professor, ASU Knowledge Enterprise, Arizona State University

Amy Woof
Sr Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Partnerships, ASU Knowledge Enterprise, Arizona State University

Alliance History


Mayo Clinic and ASU begin strategic Alliance with joint nursing, faculty and seed grant programs


Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Healthcare launched


$2.7m joint Team Science program launched


Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Arizona opens with ASU certificate on Science of Health Care Delivery


Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator program launched


Mayo Clinic announces $748M Phoenix expansion


ASU Health Futures Center opens


$131 million Mayo Clinic Integrated Education and Research Building announced


Mayo Clinic researchers move into the ASU Health Futures Center