Being elected to the academy, formerly known as the Institute of Medicine, is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
Dr. Cheville is one of two Mayo Clinic physicians to be elected this year. Orthopedic surgeon and researcher Michael Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., also was selected.
“To have colleagues from distinct practice areas recognized in the same year is an incredible honor for them individually and for Mayo Clinic as a whole,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “Such recognition underscores the commitment of our physician-scientists in advancing research to address unmet patient needs, educating the next generation of physicians and scientists, and providing unparalleled care for patients and their families.”
Dr. Cheville is well-known for developing patient-centric, cost-effective strategies for delivering supportive care to people with complex and chronic conditions. Her clinical and research interests are cancer rehabilitation, lymphedema and palliative medicine. She has examined factors that cause people with cancer and other chronic conditions to lose function and shown that these factors are widely undertreated, especially in the outpatient setting.
Read the full news release on the Mayo Clinic News Network.