Angela Buffington, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Angela Buffington

Contact Info

Office Phone 507-594-6500

Office Address:
Mayo Clinic Health System - Eastridge
101 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Mankato, MN 56001

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Executive Team, Central Leadership Team, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Associate Director of Faculty Affairs, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Residency at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship in clinical neuropsychology, John Hopkins University

PhD, Duke University

MA, University of Iowa

Internship, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina


Angela Buffington, PhD, MA, is the director of behavioral medicine for the University of Minnesota Mankato Family Medicine Residency. She also serves as the Associate Director of Faculty Affairs within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Her clinical practice is a neuropsychology consult service, assessing neurocognitive functioning in persons with various health comorbidities. Buffington’s work in the differential diagnosis of dementia has sparked an interest in how dementia presents and is diagnosed in primary care settings. She also enjoys helping residents target areas for health behavior change in their patients. As faculty at the department's residency program in Mankato, she's inspired by resident physicians every day, and enjoy working with and having a role in their professional growth and development.


Faculty development, neuropsychological evaluation, integrated neuropsychology change in patients

Professional Associations

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society, American Psychological Association Society for Clinical Neuroscience, Society for Teachers of Family Medicine


Research Summary/Interests

Faculty engagement and support, resident scholarship


Buffington A, Wenner P, Brandenburg D, Berge J, Sherman M, Danner C. The art of listening. Minnesota Medicine. 2016;99(5):46-8.

Buffington ALH, Lipski D, Westfall E. Dementia: an evidence-based review of common presentations and family-based intervention. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013;113(10):768-75.

Buffington ALH, Stelter K. What do you mean you won't take your medication? Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology. 2012;30(2).

Martin B, Buffington ALH, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Brandt J. Time of day affects episodic memory in older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 2008;14(5).


Board Certifications

American Board of Professional Psychology – Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Interests