Frank Cockerill: Mayo Collaborative Services

Frank Cockerill is the former President and CEO of Mayo Collaborative Services, the largest for-profit company associated with the Mayo Clinic. Through its Mayo Medical Laboratories service line, it is the third largest provider of esoteric laboratory services in the United States, and serves more than four thousand clients in 130 different countries.

Mayo Collaborative Services, Inc. provides laboratory services for health care organizations, offering them coagulation, cytogenetics, Dermatopathology, specimen transport, fertility testing, flow cytometry, hematology, hematopathology consultation, tissue typing, inborn errors of metabolism, microbiology, molecular genetics, pathology, special protein studies, and toxicology services. Doing business as Mayo Medical Laboratories, it was founded in 1971 and is based in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Collaborative Services, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of the Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research.

Frank Cockerill also served two terms as Chair of the Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He is a prominent microbiologist who enjoys an international reputation. He received his education at Creighton University in Nebraska, where he earned a B.S. in Medicine in 1973, and at the University of Nebraska medical school. He did a surgical internship at the University of Florida’s Pensacola Educational Program, and a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1978. He also had a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.

Frank Cockerill rounded out his medical education with a residency in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 1989, and with a Fellowship in Molecular Biology at the University of Toronto’s Mount Sinai Research Institute from 1989 to 1990.


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