Mayo Clinic Emeriti Association - Rochester Campus


The 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 David C. Agerter, M.D.
Secretary Michael D. Brennan, M.D.
Secretary-elect Marie E. Brown, M.B.A.
Past President Carl C. Reading, M.D.
Admin. Assistant Ms. Laura Frey


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 emeriti 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).
Mail: Department of Development
Mayo Clinic
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905


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
by simply printing 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 OR
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
2020 Robert A. Kyle, M.D.
2021 Renato D. Alarcon, M.D.
2022 Gene Hunder, M.D.
2023 W. Neath Folger, M.D.

Heritage Day Recognition

On October 3rd, the Emeritus Committee and Council placed a wreath in the Memorial Hall on Plummer 14 to commemorate our departed Emeriti as we did last year during Heritage Days. Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, President and CEO was kind enough to join us for a short recognition program led by Dr. Carl Reading. “We honor today and everyday those giants whose names on these walls remain forever hallowed for their commitment to patients, to the mission of Mayo Clinic and to the betterment of humanity.”
To learn more about this hallowed hall, click here.


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.

Episodic Social Events - Dinner presentation over wide range topics, particularly travel experiences by Emeriti. Spouses/partners are

Educational and/or Tech Talks  - One hour presentation by Information Technology staff or others on timely topics such as security, social media, etc.

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: or


Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis and Treatment in Era of Biomarkers
September 1. 2022
Ronald Petersen, PhD, MD
Plus accompanying vignette on Glen Campbell's struggle (not captured on the original recording) Glen Campbell segment .
Healthy Living At All Ages
January 12, 2023
Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.
Financial Recommendations in Retirement
January 27, 2023
By the Office of Staff Services Financial Planners, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Arizona, Florida and Rochester campuses
5 Steps to Your Best Long Term Care Insurance
2023 Medicare Part B Modified
2023 Social Security Changes - COLA Fact Sheet
Transforming the Diagnosis & Therapy of Patients by Individualized Medicine
April 13, 2023
Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D.
Conjoined Twins & the Beginning of 3D Modeling at Mayo
July 20, 2023
Christopher Moir, M.D., Emeritus
Rochester Campus Master Planning & Bold. Forward. Unbound. in Rochester
January 18, 2024
Mike J. Brown, M.D. and Craig E. Daniels, M.D.
Contact Information
Mayo Clinic Emeriti Center
N-10 Plummer
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.