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

Director of Behavioral Medicine, Mankato Family Medicine Residency

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. 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.


Neuropsychology, health related behavior change in patients



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).