Department and Faculty

Department overview

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for women. There are 41 physicians who provide patient care and are actively involved in research and medical education.

The department includes these specialty groups:

  • Obstetrics. Expert, personalized care for women before, during and after pregnancy.
  • Maternal and fetal medicine. Five perinatologists provide specialized services for high-risk pregnancies.
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Four reproductive endocrinologists treat infertility and disorders of the endocrine and reproductive systems.
  • Gynecology. Care for disorders of the female reproductive tract.
  • Gynecologic surgery. Seven gynecologic oncologists and four urogynecologists provide highly skilled, state-of-the-art care for women with benign and malignant conditions of the female reproductive and genitourinary tract.
  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Four specialists provide state-of-the-art care focusing on endoscopic procedures.

The department performs more than 2,000 procedures annually specific to urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery.

Mayo Clinic has a state-of-the-art electronic medical record system, which comprehensively integrates patient data including clinical notes, laboratory evaluation, radiographic imaging and more.

The teaching faculty working in Mayo outpatient areas and at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester are exclusively Mayo Clinic staff. The Mayo patient population is available to provide you with extensive learning opportunities and educational experiences.

Advisers and mentors

Fellows are assigned a faculty adviser or mentor who provides comprehensive educational advice and personal support. They, along with other faculty, provide mentorship, especially in the area of research and publications.

Visiting professors

Many nationally and internationally known professors visit Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester each year. They routinely present lectures and participate in hospital rounds and surgical observation. Fellows have the opportunity to interact with these individuals in educational and informal settings.

Program Director

  1. John A. Occhino, M.D.
    1. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


  1. John B. Gebhart, M.D.
    1. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. Christopher J. Klingele, M.D.
    1. Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  3. Emanuel C. Trabuco, M.D.
    1. Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
April 15, 2016