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May 18-20, 2020 | Cleveland, OH

Thomas Howell

Medical Director of Patient Experience
Mayo Clinic

Thomas Howell, MD, serves as assistant medical director at the Office of Mayo Clinic Experience, as well as medical director of patient experience for the Mayo Clinic health system. He is an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic, and is on the quality review board executive committee for Mayo Clinic.

He started an OB/Gyn practice in Minnesota in 1991, and has practiced there since. He received his Certification as a Physician Executive in 2016, and completed a Masters Degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety in 2019.  

Dr. Howell grew up in the Midwest and Arizona. The oldest of 10 children, he has his BS in Psychology from ASU. Earned his MD from the University of Arizona, and did residency at Maricopa County and St Joseph's Hospitals in Phoenix. Married to his high school sweetheart, he is the father of five.



Healthcare leaders at the forefront of the global patient experience movement will address which systems, tools and insights revolutionize the role of the patient and the caregiver. We’ll explore patient perspectives and clinical considerations to understand how empathy and innovation must be incorporated as integral pillars to deliver the best clinical, physical and emotional experience in healthcare.


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