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The Quest for Cortisone
Join us as Dr. Thom Rooke, author of “The Quest for Cortisone,” shares the twists and turns that led to the discovery of cortisone and the unexpected characters who led the journey. The presentation explores the key role that Mayo Clinic played in fostering cortisone’s development, and looks at drugs that owe their heritage to the so-called “King of Steroids.”

Jun 8, 2022 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Thom W. Rooke, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology @Mayo Clinic
Dr. Thom Rooke obtained a BS in Physiology at the University of Michigan and an MD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After completing Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine residencies at Mayo Clinic, he joined the Vascular Medicine section at Mayo. Dr. Rooke is the former Head of the Section of Vascular Medicine and founder of the Mayo Clinic Wound Care Center. He is currently the Krehbiel Professor of Vascular Medicine Dr. Rooke serves on a number of national boards, committees, and societies. He is Past-President of both the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and the Society for Vascular Medicine. Dr. Rooke's interests include Diagnostic Vascular Testing and Vascular Innovation.