Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Spanning the past four decades, Rodney Forsman has been a member of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has participated in the expansion of that laboratory practice from a local outreach program to one serving thousands of hospitals world wide. His roles have touched on nearly every aspect of laboratory service from technical operations to administration. Rod has met with laboratorians and C-level hospital administration in all 50 states and observed their unique challenges while communicating successful approaches to capitalizing upon outreach development opportunities for their own laboratories. He has directs a three day ACCME accredited workshop on the subject of "Community Laboratory Insourcing” which as convened 25 times since 1996. These workshops have been attended by nearly 2000 physicians, administrators and managers.
Rod has delivered over 400 lectures to national professional meetings on various aspects of laboratory management. He is recognized as a strident communicator of the value of the clinical laboratory in medicine and has lectured to audiences in Portugal, South Africa, Russia, Mexico, Germany and the U.S. on that subject. He has over 45 publications on scientific and management topics.
Rod is an Administrative Director and Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has been a development technologist, laboratory Supervisor, Administrator and President of Mayo Medical laboratories New England. He is President-Elect of the CLMA, an ACHE associate, and member of the Government Relations Committee of the AACC.
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