DMC Storyteller Video Series: In the Middle of Health with Amit Sood, M.D.

Amit Sood
Dr. Amit Sood

We are building America’s City for Health.

Rochester has been named one of the healthiest cities in the country by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report. And Minnesota has ranked as having the best health care in the United States. Together, DMC and Mayo Clinic will push Rochester forward as a global destination for health and wellness.

To help illustrate the many ways individuals are transforming Rochester, DMC has created a video series called “DMC Rochester, MN Storyteller Videos.” These snapshots of forward-thinking people and approaches showcase the opportunities that exist in Rochester as DMC sets in motion a new future for America’s City for Health.

In the Middle of Health

Each year, Mayo Clinic contributes millions to support local community needs and wellness initiatives. Amit Sood was training overseas when he first heard about Mayo Clinic. “I was taken by the Clinic’s mission and values,” Sood says. “I wanted to be a part of it.”

Today, Amit Sood M.D. is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic’s School of Medicine in Rochester, but he also serves in several other capacities for the world-renowned institution. He is Chair of the Mayo Mind Body Initiative, Director of Research and Practice at Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Chair of Mayo Medical Student Life and Wellness Committee, and Associate Director of General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship.

Sood helps teach ideas around resilience, stress management, mindfulness, coping, and happiness to patients, students, and colleagues. “Optimal physical health is not only important to prevent illness and live a fulfilled life,” he explains, “it also helps our focus, relationships, creativity, happiness, and productivity. Health is wealth.”

Sood says the DMC initiative honors the importance of the impact Mayo Clinic is making globally. “I am excited that all those who come to Mayo seeking health, hope, and healing will find a welcoming and modern Rochester that can meet all their needs,” he says. “I believe DMC will help accomplish that.”

Watch the DMC, Rochester, MN Storyteller Video and learn more from Dr. Sood about how health is transforming Rochester into a Destination Medical Center.