Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


The research interests of Scott H. Okuno, M.D., include the management of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas, as well as head and neck cancers. His research encourages a multidisciplinary approach with surgeons and radiation oncologists.

Focus areas

  • Clinical trials for patients with soft tissue sarcoma
  • Clinical trials for patients with bone sarcomas
  • Clinical trials for patients with head and neck cancer

Significance to patient care

Dr. Okuno's research objective is to allow patients to have access to new promising drugs for their cancers. The hope is that these therapies will replace present therapies and be more effective and better tolerated, both in the short and long term. By working collaboratively with other colleagues here at Mayo Clinic and at other medical centers, Dr. Okuno gets to provide patients with the most effective and promising treatment options.

Professional highlights

  • Medical officer, Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration (SARC), 2011-present
  • Founding and active member, Midwest Sarcoma Trials Partnership, 2011-present
  • Active member, Sarcoma Working Group, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, 2010-present


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology
  2. Medical Director, Oncology/Hematology, Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire, Northwest Wisconsin Region

Administrative Appointment

  1. Chair, Division of Community Oncology, Department of Oncology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Oncology


  1. Fellow - Hematology/Oncology Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Internship/Residency - Internal Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MD University of Illinois at Chicago
  4. BA - Chemistry St. Olaf College

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