Ronald Menaker

Adjunct Faculty, Management

(651) 962-4128

B.S., Industrial Psychology, University of Illinois
Ed.D., Organizational Development, University of St. Thomas
M.B.A., Investment Analysis, University of Wisconsin

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Ronald Menaker has 28 years of experience in medical group practice. Currently, Menaker is the administrator for Cardiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Previously, he was the administrator for Psychiatry and Psychology and administrator for Faculty Development in the Department of Medicine, Rochester. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Menaker was the executive vice president of Prevea Health Services in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and an assistant director of Patient Care at Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Menaker has an Ed.D. in organization development from the University of St. Thomas, an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Wisconsin and is a CPA. He is on the faculty of the Health Care UST MBA and Augsburg College teaching leadership and organization development. He has been actively involved in the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), serving on both boards of directors, and is past chair of ACMPE.

Leadership in health care provider organizations has been the primary focus of teaching and consulting engagements, especially as it involves physicians and allied health staff. Transformation leadership is of particular interest.

Summer 2015 Courses
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J-Term 2016 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Instructor, Augsburg College, Minneapolis (2008 - present)
  • Administrator, Cardiovascular Services, Mayo Clinic, Rochester (2008 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Health Care Systems Engineering, Mayo Clinic - College of Medicine, Rochester (2013 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1993 - present)
  • Administrator, Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester (2004 - 2008)
  • Interim Administrator, Primary Care Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester (2005 - 2005)
  • Executive Vice President, Prevea Health Services, Inc., Green Bay (1996 - 2004)
  • Guest Instructor, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Green Bay (1999 - 2003)
  • Assistant Director, Marshfield Operations, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield (1987 - 1996)
  • Instructor, Cardinal Stritch University, Minneapolis (1987 - 1991)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Cardinal Stritch University, Minneapolis (1987 - 1991)
  • Market Analyst, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield (1985 - 1987)
  • Instructor, Mid-State Technical College, (1986 - 1986)
  • Served as Product Marketing Manager, Administrative Marketing Manager, Financial Analyst, and Manage, Badger Meter, Inc., Milwaukee (1976 - 1985)

Professional Memberships
  • Association of University Professors of Health Administration
  • Medical Group Management Association/ American College of Medical Practice Executives
  • Wisconsin Society for Health Care Planning and Marketing

Professional Service
  • Journal of Health Administration Education, Reviewer
  • MGMA - Medical Group Management Association,
  • Mayo Clinic - Leadership Pipeline Development Core Team,
  • Mayo Clinic - Organization and Leadership Development Committee,
  • Mayo Clinic - Research Program in Professionalism and Ethics Strategic Planning,

  • Wichman, C., Netzek, P., & Menaker, R. (forthcoming). The business of medicine: Training psychiatric residents in practice management issues. Academic Psychology,
  • Menaker, R. (2013). Speeding to a brighter future in healthcare.
  • Menaker, R. (2009). Leadership strategies in healthcare. (24)(6), pp. 339-343
  • Wichman, C. L., Netzek, P. J., & Menaker, R. (2009). Preparing psychiatric residents for the real world: A practice management curriculum. Academic Psychiatry, (33)(2),
  • Menaker, R. (2002). Write power: Using a journal for professional development. (2),

Books and Chapters
  • Menaker, R. (2013). Leadership strategies: Achieving personal and professional success. Medical Group Management Association

Research Interests
  • Health Care
  • Leadership

Awards and Honors
  • UST Health Care MBA, 2004

  • "Leadership strategies: Achieving personal and professional success" Leaders Conference for the Medical Group Management Association, San Diego, California, October 01, 2013
  • "Leadership and succession planning" AAA - Anesthesia Administration Assembly, Miami, Florida, May 01, 2013
  • "Impatient redesign of cardiology services" Mayo Clinic Quality and Engineering Conference, Rochester, MN, April 01, 2012
  • "Leadership strategies" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Las Vegas, NV, September 01, 2011
  • "Master series, leadership strategies in health care" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, San Diego, California, October 01, 2008
  • "So you want to be a teacher" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 01, 2007
  • "Strategies for personal effectiveness" Financial Management Society - Managed Care Assembly Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 01, 2005