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Lee Aase

Lee Aase is the Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, a first-of-its-kind social media center focused on healthcare, which builds on Mayo Clinic's leadership among healthcare providers in adopting social media tools. Mayo Clinic has the most popular medical provider channel on YouTube and active, popular outposts on Twitter and Facebook. With its News Blog, podcast blog, and Sharing Mayo Clinic—a blog that enables patients and employees to tell their Mayo Clinic stories, Mayo has been a pioneer in hospital blogging.


Lee is also 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.


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. He received his Bachelor of Science in political science from Mankato State University in 1986.

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