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
2016Philip R. Karsell, M.D.
2017Edward C. Rosenow III, M.D.
2018Jane K. Campion, M.S.N.
2019Joseph Gibilisco, DMD
2020Robert A. Kyle, M.D.

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

PresidentDeborah J. Lightner, M.D.
SecretaryCarl C. Reading, M.D.
Secretary-electDavid Agerter, M.D.
Past PresidentMichael G. Rock, M.D
Admin. AssistantMs. Shawna Miller


The Balfour Fund
A Valuable Giving Opportunity for and about  Emeriti

This fund was created in conjunction with O & C, the Emeritus staff Executive Committee, and representatives from Education, Development, and our CEO and CAO in Mayo 2018 to provide emeritus staff an opportunity to educate Mayo patients, students, residents, fellows, nurses, employees, and colleagues. Educational projects are critically evaluated and the use of funds is reported annually to all benefactors. To learn more about the Balfour Fund, go to Balfour Fund (internal website) or to Rochester Emeritus Center on the Emeritus Website (external). To make a donation, contact the Mayo Clinic Department of Development. For those giving more than $365 a form will be provided if you wish to honor a Mayo educator or mentor and a photograph and information about the honoree is placed on the Balfour Fund website.

Contacts for Department of Development:

Phone: 855-852-8129 (toll-free).

Email: development@mayo.edu

Department of Development
Mayo Clinic
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905


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.


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.