Rochester, Minnesota - Mayo Clinic Radio began broadcasting the latest medical and research information 25 years ago, and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tom Shives has been hosting the program from the beginning.

“When I designed the format, I tried to figure out what the public wanted and how we, as medical professionals, could help. I believe the public has an almost insatiable desire for medical news and information, and it’s important to provide the appropriate context and perspective, so listeners can make sense of it.” says Dr. Shives.Dr. Tom Shives in Mayo Clinic Radio studio being interviewed

Co-host Tracy McCray is a 25-year radio veteran, and together they interview Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers every week. McCray brings the layperson’s perspective, helping the audience understand these subjects. “I’m not a medical professional, but I like to ask questions. I learn something each week from Dr. Shives and our guests. Hopefully, the listeners feel that way, too,” says McCray.

Mayo Clinic Radio co-host Tracy McCray being interviewed in studio

Experts provide perspectives on important topics, such as cancer, heart health, transplant, neuroscience, research and healthy living. Mayo Clinic Radio is broadcast weekly on nearly 100 stations in the U.S. and Canada, and is easily accessible for consumers through social media and mobile platforms.

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