Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Jan. 2 marks the beginning of Andrew Lundquist, DPM being at the helm as Mankato Clinic’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), a role previously held by Dr. Julie Gerndt until her retirement in December 2017. 

Dr. Lundquist joined the Mankato Clinic in 2007 and specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, managing trauma of the foot and ankle, and revision of previous surgery. He will maintain his practice in the Mankato Clinic Foot and Ankle Department, however with the addition of CMO duties, his non-patient leadership responsibilities have increased.

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Lundquist has taken on a large leadership role at the Mankato Clinic, including being a member of the Mankato Clinic Foundation Board, Mankato Clinic Division Chair, Chief of the Podiatry Board at Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Mankato and co-chair of the Twin Cities Foot and Ankle Surgery Conference. 

Each professional management opportunity has helped gear Dr. Lundquist to be successful in his new role. 

“I have learned from some great examples that if you want to be a good leader, you have to be able to look out for people and to serve them,” he reflects. “Leadership is all about being able to help people.” 

As he assumes the role of CMO, Dr. Lundquist is eager to take on the challenges and changes that healthcare faces.

“There are many different industries that serve people, and I think healthcare is one where we are called to serve people at their most basic need; their health,” Dr. Lundquist said. “People serving in healthcare are well-intentioned and trying to do the best they can, and there are some systems that can be improved to make things better for the patient. Our goal is to make people’s lives better and adapt to things that are changing. The Mankato Clinic provides excellent care and is highly ranked in many measures of care, but we can never rest on success. The people at Mankato Clinic are dedicated and working to make a better future for medicine. Our vision is to be the provider of choice in the area for healthcare, and I am happy to be a part of the group making that happen.”