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Winneshiek Medical Center and Mayo Clinic Health System leaders today announced Robert Flinchbaugh, D.O., has been appointed to serve as chief medical officer at Winneshiek Medical Center.

Currently, Flinchbaugh practices family medicine in Kasson, Minn., and holds the position of assistant professor of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minn. He served as the program director for Mayo Clinic’s Family Medicine Residency Program for more than 10 years.

Flinchbaugh is a graduate of Baylor University, obtained his medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency with the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He will begin his new administrative role on a part-time basis in May; his start date for seeing patients in Decorah will be announced at a later time.

“Winneshiek Medical Center has a record of providing excellent care for the people in the Northeast Iowa/Southeast Minnesota area, and I look forward to joining this outstanding staff,” said Flinchbaugh. 

Flinchbaugh succeeds WMC Interim Chief Medical Officer Steven Davis in assuming the CMO responsibilities in Decorah.