Anantha (Andy) Kollengode has worked as Quality Improvement Advisor at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, for over two years. Prior to joining Mayo, Kollengode spent 10 years in the food industry in various capacities implementing Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement, Lean and Six Sigma. Kollengode has his Ph.D. in food science and technology from University of Nebraska and an MBA from Washington University, St. Louis. Kollengode is an ASQ-certified Quality Manager/Operational Excellence, Six Sigma Black Belt and a senior member of ASQ. Kollengode has 10 peer-reviewed publications. In the last year, Kollengode presented at the American College of Surgeons, Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Mayo Quality Conference and Society for Health Systems conference and Industrial Engineering Research Conference.