About the Department

The Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic is committed to providing the highest quality health care to individuals, families and communities.

The Department of Family Medicine's research section embraces a research agenda that strives to continuously improve the health of patients, enhance the quality and value of care, and further the training of family physicians.

Research in the Department of Family Medicine-Research focuses on two areas:

Department leadership

  • Matthew E. Bernard, M.D., is chair of the Department of Family Medicine and an associate professor of family medicine in the College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Thomas (Tom) D. Thacher M.D., is vice chair of research for the Department of Family Medicine and a professor of family medicine in the College of Medicine and Science in Rochester.