Former Mayo CEO Gene Mayberry dies at 87

W. Eugene Mayberry, MD, a former CEO of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, died Sept. 18, according to the Post Bulletin.

Dr. Mayberry was 87. The cause of death was not included in the report.

Dr. Mayberry joined Mayo in 1960. During his tenure, he served as a professor of laboratory medicine and professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic. He was chairman of the Department of Laboratory Medicine from 1970 to 1975.

From 1976 to 1987, Dr. Mayberry served as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. In that role, he led Mayo to establish sites in Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz. In June of 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to lead the presidential advisory commission on the AIDS epidemic, according to The New York Times.

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