Distinguished Emeritus Award

In 2015 Mayo Clinic Rochester established a Distinguished Emeritus Award for the Rochester campus presented to one emeritus staff member for their outstanding contributions at the Annual Staff Meeting in November. For further information about the award, its purpose and requirements, click Here.

To nominate a colleague for the Distinguished Emeritus Award, you may submit your recommendation directly to the Emeritus Office in one of the following ways:
1. If inside the Mayo firewall, you may fill it out online here and submit directly to the Emeritus Office  or...
2. You can simply print the form here (PDF version only), fill it out and send to the office either:

Mail to:
Mayo Clinic Emeritus Center
N-10 Plummer
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905


Scan and email  to:


Past Recipients
2016 Philip R. Karsell, M.D.
2017 Edward C. Rosenow III, M.D.
2018 Jane K. Campion, M.S.N.
2019 Joseph Gibilisco, DMD

Emeriti Association - Rochester Campus

The Emeriti Association - Rochester Campus
represents approximately 650 physicians and administrators retired from Mayo Clinic who reside in the upper midwest full or part-time. Members participate in academic meetings, social events, and selective mentoring opportunities for medical students, residents, fellows and medical staff. Many Emeriti continue to participate in research, consulting, publishing, lecturing, development, and medical practice.

Executive Committee

President Michael B. Farnell, M.D
Secretary Michael G. Rock, M.D.
Secretary-elect Deborah J. Lightner, M.D.
Past President Mark Brutinel, M.D.
Admin. Assistant Ms. Shawna Miller

Contact Information:

Mayo Clinic Emeritus Center
N-10 Plummer
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

silverforce Silver Force Circle
Your Portal for Social, Service, Travel and Educational Experience
...For Emeriti and Active Staff above 60 and their Spouses/Partners


Recurring Events:

Quarterly Noon Luncheons - Business meeting followed by feature presentation on medical, community or socially relevant topics. For emeritus staff save for the annual meeting in summer when spouses/partners are included.

Quarterly Silver Force Circle Events - Dinner presentation over wide range topics, particularly travel experiences by Emeriti. Spouses/partners are

Tech Talks (bimonthly) - One hour presentation by Information Technology staff on timely topics such as security, social media,

For specific times and dates, go to the Event Calendar or see "Upcoming Events" on the Staying Connected Page


Twin Cities Emeriti Lunch Bunch
Calling themselves the "MELO" group for Mayo Emeriti Lunch Out, they meet the last Monday most months during spring, summer and fall at 11:30 am at Milda's Café 1720 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN  55405
If planning to attend, contact Sheldon Sheps by email at either: ssheps@mayo.edu or ssheps@icloud.com.