Claire E. Bender, M.D.

  1. Radiologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota


  1. 2008
    MPH - Public HealthPublic Health Executive Program, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  2. 1980
    Resident - Diagnostic RadiologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1977
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1975
    MDUniversity of Nebraska College of Medicine
  5. 1971
    BS - BiologyNebraska Wesleyan University


  1. 1980
    Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Champion of Allied Health AwardMayo Medical School & Mayo School of Health Sciences
  2. 2015
    MSHS Outstanding Service AwardMayo School of Health Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Health-Related Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2014
    2014 Distinguished Educator AwardMayo Clinic Rochester
  4. 2012
    Cum Laude Award: "How to set up a departmental comparative effectiveness research unit: one department's experience." (Poster)Radiological Society of North America
  5. 2012
    Distinguished Mayo Clinician AwardOfficers and Councilors, Mayo Clinic
  6. 2010
    Diversity Champion AwardOffice for Diversity, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  7. 2010
    Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Board of Radiology
  8. 2008
    MemberDelta Omega Honor Society for Public Health, Pi Chapter
  9. 2007
    Karis AwardSaint Marys Hospital Sponsorship Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  10. 2006
    2006 Radiology Editor's Recognition for reviewing with DistinctionRadiology
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Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - present
    SecretaryEmeritus Executive Council
  2. 2014
    FellowSociety of Abdominal Radiology (Merger of SGR and SUR)
  3. 2012 - present
    MemberScheduling Policy Task Force, Department of Radiology
  4. 2012 - present
    MemberMayo Medical School Admissions Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 2012 - present
    MemberSociety of Abdominal Radiology (Merger of SGR and SUR)
  6. 2012 - present
    MemberCME Review Subcommittee, American Roentgen Ray Society
  7. 2012 - present
    MemberKaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences Advisory Board
  8. 2011 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Center for Science of Healthcare Delivery
  9. 2011 - present
    MemberCommunity Engagement Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  10. 2011 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Health System Education Committee, MCHS Committees, Mayo Clinic Health System
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Research activities

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