New regional vice president named for Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare

Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare has named a new regional vice president for Southwest Wisconsin.

Paul S. Mueller, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., will succeed Tim Johnson, M.D., as regional vice president. Dr. Johnson is returning to patient care, after serving in this role for eight years. He will remain in the position through September 2018, a news release said.

“Dr. Mueller has been an exceptional leader within Mayo Clinic for more than 20 years,” said Bobbie Gostout, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic. “We are delighted that he will bring his skills and experience to Mayo Clinic Health System in this role. He is known to be an inspirational innovator who brings great passion to all he does.”

“It is a tremendous honor to have been chosen to lead in Southwest Wisconsin,” said Dr. Mueller. “I look forward to living in the La Crosse area and working in the practice, engaging with community members and employees to understand the needs and celebrate the successes of the region, and to improve the health of the people who live here.”

Dr. Mueller served as chair of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) for the past nine years at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics.

His clinical practice includes outpatient and inpatient internal medicine and he has been recognized as a “Top Internist” by U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Mueller grew up in Winona, Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate studies at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and received his medical degree and master of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He joined Mayo Clinic in 1995. Below is Dr. Mueller’s Bio.

Dr. Mueller will work closely with Dr. Johnson for the next few months to ensure a smooth transition of leadership responsibilities.

Mayo Clinic Health System Southwest Wisconsin Region covers 2 hospitals (La Crosse and Sparta) along with 11 clinic locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa (La Crosse (2), Onalaska, Holmen, Arcadia, Prairie du Chien, Tomah, Sparta WI; La Crescent and Caledonia MN, Waukon IA).