Dr. Poland is known for his:

Passion. Dr. Poland knows his material! His tactics and strategies never fail to inspire his audience, and as a result he always receives the highest possible evaluations and requests to "come back"!

Expertise. As Director of a major vaccine research laboratory, immediate Past President of the Defense Health Board, the author of hundreds of articles and numerous national and international awards, Dr. Poland's expertise is unparalleled. His leadership positions in academia, industry, the Federal government, the Department of Defense, and professional societies have taught him practical keys to success that will resonate with everyone.

Experience. Dr. Poland speaks around the world in venues from small groups to audiences of thousands. He is regularly interviewed by CNN, the Wall Street Journal, ABC Evening News, NBC News, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Good Morning Show because of his unique expertise and ability to articulate "just the right message".

Performance. Dr. Poland has excelled in his professional life as a physician-scientist, and as a motivational speaker. The concepts he has devised and teaches, the road map of productivity he developed, and his ability to blend this with humor and straight talk, make him a much sought after speaker, mentor, and coach.

Commencement 2005: Dr. Gregory Poland

Dr. Poland is the Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a nationally and internationally known expert in the field of vaccines and biodefense. Dr. Poland was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 2004, and a Doctor of Humane Letters by Illinois Wesleyan University in 2005, the Dr. Charles Merieux Lifetime Achievement Award in Vaccinology and Immunology by the Foundation Merieux and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases in 2006, the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in 2008, and was awarded a Mastership in the American College of Physicians in 2008. His opinions are frequently sought nationally and he is frequently interviewed by major print and broadcast media (ABC Nightly News, NBC Evening News, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, St. Petersburg Times, Minneapolis Star and Tribune, Jim Lehrer News Hour, PBS, and many others)

With these experiences over a 25 year career in academia and the military, Dr. Poland has taken the lessons learned in academics, science, research, the military, and his administrative responsibilities; and used them to help others achieve their dreams. Always ranked at the top of the charts by his audiences, Dr. Poland’s blend of passion, humor, unique insights, experiences, and straight talk have resulted in continuous demand for his speaking skills.