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John A. Occhino, M.D., M.S.

  1. Gynecologist
  2. Urogynecologist

John A. Occhino, M.D., M.S., is a fellowship-trained Urogynecologist specializing in female pelvic floor disorders. He is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). His clinical expertise includes surgical treatment of:

  • Dysfunctional/abnormal uterine bleeding — minimally invasive hysterectomy (including vaginal and endoscopic/robotic)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) — uterine and post-hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse, enterocele, cystocele, rectocele repair without the use of mesh
  • Stress urinary incontinence including urethral slings, Burch urethropexy and urethral bulking injections
  • Overactive bladder treatment including the use of third-line therapies such as sacral nerve modulation (Interstim) and bladder Botox (Botulinum toxin) injection
  • Fistula (bladder, ureter, rectum, bowel)
  • Mesh and other surgical complications
  • Management of obstetric anal sphincter lacerations
  • Urethral diverticulum

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Occhino is active in both education and research. He currently serves as the Program Director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, having authored over 50 peer review publications, book chapters, etc. His research interests include: regenerative medicine, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal fistula and trainee education. For his research on pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and regenerative medicine, he has received several research grants.

  1. Botox injection
  2. Hysterectomy
  3. Pelvic floor reconstruction
  4. Robotic surgery
  5. Sacral nerve stimulation
  6. Urethral bulking
  7. Urinary sling procedure
  8. Vaginal hysterectomy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Genital fistula
  1. 2010
    Master of Medicine - Biomedical Sciences with a Certificate in Clinical ResearchMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2010
    Fellow - Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive SurgeryMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2010
    ResidentFemale Pelvic Medicine & Recon, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2007
    Resident - Obstetrics and GynecologyGood Samaritan Hospital
  5. 2003
    Doctorate of MedicineUniversity of Cincinnati
  6. 1999
    BA - MicrobiologyMiami University

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2011
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    National Resident Teaching Award 2022Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  2. 2021
    Yoantny! Division of Urogynecology, Mayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  3. 2020
    Second prize award at the 2020 Resident Research Symposium for the research study on colpopexy in very elderly population University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  4. 2020
    Recognition of Excellence Above and Beyond Program
  5. 2019
    2019 Honor Your Mentor program Mentorship AwardSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  6. 2016
    Axel Ingelman-Sunberg Best Abstract AwardInternational Urogynecological Association
  7. 2014
    Axel Ingelman-Sundberg Best Abstract AwardInternational Urogynecological Association
  8. 2006
    Best Poster Presentation in Gynecology CategoryAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  9. 2005
    Berlex Best Teaching Resident AwardGood Samaritan Hospital
  10. 2000
    Summer Research Fellow Award - 2nd PlaceUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2023
    JudgeAnn Harris Award Committee
  2. 2023 - 2026
    ChairAmerican Urogynecologic Society, Fellowship Training Committee
  3. 2022 - present
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Surgery Call Task Force
  4. 2022 - present
    Leadership Team MemberACOG/CREOG
  5. 2022 - present
    Residency Advising DirectorMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Career Advisor Program
  6. 2022 - present
    Commiittee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Residency Clinical Competency Committee
  7. 2022 - 2023
    Committee Member, Fun-raisersSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  8. 2022
    Committee Member, Video Abstract ReviewSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  9. 2022 - 2025
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  10. 2022
    Program Mentor - Early Career Research Leadership CommitteeAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  11. 2022
    Panel MemberMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Surgery & Surgical Subspecialties Graduate Education Committee (S&SS GEC)
  12. 2022 - present
    Steering Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peripartum Pelvic Health Committee
  13. 2022 - 2023
    Committee MemberOB/GYN Clinical and Surgical Updates Course Planning Commiteee
  14. 2022 - 2023
    Faculty At-LargeMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Standing Committee
  15. 2022 - present
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatric Gynecology Consultant Search Committee
  16. 2021 - 2024
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  17. 2021
    EditorDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  18. 2021 - 2022
    AdvisorMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Career Advisory and Mentorship Program (CAMP)
  19. 2021 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology Joy Squad
  20. 2021
    ChampionDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology, Mature the Message Multidisciplinary Team
  21. 2021
    Reviewer, Masters ProgramCCaTS Postdoctural Executive Committee
  22. 2020 - present
    Panel MemberMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology Subspecialty and Birthing Center
  23. 2020
    Moderator, AUGS PFD Week 2020American Urogynecologic Society
  24. 2020 - 2022
    Vice ChairAmerican Urogynecologic Society, Fellowship Training Committee
  25. 2020 - present
    Vice Chair, Fellowship Training CommiteeAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  26. 2020 - 2023
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  27. 2020 - 2023
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  28. 2020 - present
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  29. 2020
    Panel MemberDepartment of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodic Review Panel
  30. 2019
    Reviewer, Masters ProgramCCaTS Postdoctural Executive Committee
  31. 2019 - 2022
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  32. 2019 - 2021
    ReviewerGraduate Education Commitee-Surgery & Surgical Specialties
  33. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, GYN Trigger Review Committee
  34. 2019 - present
    Workgroup MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  35. 2019 - present
    Content ExpertGlobal Business Solutions Editorial Team
  36. 2019 - present
    Career AdvisorMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Mentorship Program
  37. 2019 - present
    ReviewerMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  38. 2019
    Panel InterviewerDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Interview Panel
  39. 2018 - present
    Project LeadDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology, Practice Optimization and Acceleration (POA) Project
  40. 2018
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director Search Commitee
  41. 2018 - 2021
    Member, Fellowship SubcommitteeAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  42. 2018 - 2021
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  43. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberACGME Self-Study Committee, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
  44. 2018 - present
    Judge for oral and poster sectionsTrihealth OBGYN Residency Research Day
  45. 2018
    Interview Panel MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Interview Panel
  46. 2018
    Invited ReporterSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  47. 2018
    DiscussantSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  48. 2018 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Education Research Group
  49. 2018
    Grant ReviewerCCaTS Scientific Review Group (Postdoctoral Full Committee)
  50. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Hysterectomy POA Project
  51. 2018 - present
    Education CouncilAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  52. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberUrogynecology and Colorectal Surgery Prolapse Collaboration Committee
  53. 2017 - present
    ReviewerSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons; Aronson Scholarship Application Review Committee
  54. 2017 - present
    MemberInternational Continence Society
  55. 2017 - 2018
    Committee MemberSGS 2018 Video Review Committee
  56. 2017 - present
    Team ChampionDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Plummer Project Scheduling Access Team
  57. 2017 - 2020
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  58. 2017
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 100-Year Anniversary Celebration Committee
  59. 2016 - 2017
    Program Committee MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  60. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberObstetrics Quality and Safety Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  61. 2016 - 2019
    Masters Thesis Committee MemberDivision of Urogynecology, Mayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  62. 2016 - 2019
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  63. 2016 - present
    Physician LiaisonEHR Convergence Project/Plummer Project, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  64. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Social Media
  65. 2016 - 2017
    Video Abstract ReviewerAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  66. 2016 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  67. 2015 - 2016
    MemberMayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  68. 2015 - present
    MemberObstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  69. 2015 - present
    MemberHospital Discharge Subcommittee, Hospital Practice Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  70. 2015 - 2016
    Interviewer/EvaluatorResidency Interview Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  71. 2015 - present
    Physician AdvisorDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  72. 2015 - 2017
    Member, Social Media SubcommitteeSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  73. 2015 - present
    MemberObstetrics and Gynecology, Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  74. 2015 - present
    ReviewerDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  75. 2015 - 2018
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  76. 2015 - 2018
    Thesis Advisory Committee MemberMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  77. 2015 - present
    MemberObstetrics and Gynecology, Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  78. 2015
    Physician MemberMayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  79. 2015 - 2016
    Physician AdvisorHospital Discharge Subcommittee, Hospital Practice Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  80. 2015
    Associate FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  81. 2015 - 2018
    MemberOB/GYN Education Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  82. 2015 - 2017
    Member, Media CommitteeSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  83. 2015 - 2016
    Program Committee MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  84. 2015
    MemberResidency Strategic Planning Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  85. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberSocial Media Committee
  86. 2015 - present
    Program DirectorAmerican Urogynecologic Society Special Interest Group (SIG)
  87. 2014 - 2018
    Member, Annual Scientific Meeting Program CommiteeAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  88. 2014 - 2015
    MemberEnhanced Analytics for Surgical Excellence (EASE) oversight group
  89. 2014 - present
    Physician MemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Multidisciplinary Collaboration Committee, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  90. 2014
    Physician MemberGynecologic Surgery Division Chair Search Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  91. 2014
    MemberGynecologic Surgery Division Chair Search Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  92. 2013
    Physician LiaisonPerineal Laceration Repair Guidelines, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  93. 2013 - present
    Physician LeadUTI Reduction in Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  94. 2013
    Lead PhysicianDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  95. 2013
    Physician MemberResidency Interview Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  96. 2013 - present
    Co-LeaderObstetrics Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  97. 2013 - present
    Co-LeaderQuality Improvement, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  98. 2013 - present
    Reviewer, quarterly patient newsletterAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  99. 2013 - 2014
    Physician MemberDivision of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
  100. 2013 - present
    Reviewer, monthly physician newsletterAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  101. 2013
    Faculty InterviewerObstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  102. 2013
    MemberOperating room cost reduction initiative in Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  103. 2012 - 2015
    Member of Communications CommitteeAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  104. 2012 - present
    ChairDismissal Summary Initiative, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  105. 2012 - 2013
    Physician LeadUrogynecology Clinic, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  106. 2012 - present
    Lead PhysicianDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  107. 2012
    MemberFaculty Recruitment Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  108. 2012 - present
    Co-ChairSatisfy Initiative, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  109. 2012 - 2016
    Faculty InterviewerFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  110. 2012 - 2015
    Faculty MemberGraduate level Anatomy Course, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  111. 2012 - 2015
    Resident MentorDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  112. 2012 - 2015
    Public Relations OfficerAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  113. 2012
    Physician MemberHealthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL)
  114. 2012
    Physician MemberDivision of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
  115. 2012 - present
    Active MemberInternational Urogynecologic Association
  116. 2011 - 2012
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  117. 2011 - 2012
    DirectorDepartment of Anatomy, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  118. 2011 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  119. 2010 - 2012
    AdvisorUniversity of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  120. 2010 - 2012
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  121. 2010 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  122. 2010 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  123. 2006 - 2007
    Resident RepresentativeGood Samaritan Hospital
  124. 2005 - 2007
    Elected Member-DelegateGood Samaritan Hospital
  125. 2005 - 2007
    Resident RepresentativeGood Samaritan Hospital
  126. 2004 - 2007
    Resident Team LeadGood Samaritan Hospital
  127. 2003 - 2011
    Junior FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  128. 1998 - 1999
    Junior MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  129.  
    Physician LeadDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  130.  
    Physician MemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Subspecialty Faculty Educator for ObGyn residency

Publications

Research activities

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