Director, Social Media Network, Mayo Clinic
Speaker, Louisville Innovation Summit 2015
Lee Aase is director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, which builds on Mayo Clinic’s leadership among health care providers in adopting social media tools. Mayo Clinic is a pioneer in hospital blogging and has the most popular medical provider channel on YouTube as well as active, popular outposts on Twitter and Facebook. Lee Aase is director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, which builds on Mayo Clinic’s leadership among health care providers in adopting social media tools. He also leads the Social Media Health Network (SMHN), a Mayo-sponsored movement of health care professionals sharing best practices on how to safely and effectively apply social and digital strategies to fight disease, promote health and improve health care. By night, Lee is Chancellor of Social Media University, Global (SMUG), a free online higher education institution that provides practical, hands-on training in social media for lifelong learners. In 2013, he was inducted into the Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame, and in 2014 he was appointed to a two-year term on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media. He also was named to the list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” by HealthLeaders Media. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 2000, Lee spent more than a decade in political and government communications at the local, state and federal level.