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

  1. Gynecologist
  2. Urogynecologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

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. 2007
    Resident - Obstetrics and GynecologyGood Samaritan Hospital
  4. 2003
    Doctorate of MedicineUniversity of Cincinnati
  5. 1999
    BA - MicrobiologyMiami University

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    2019 Honor Your Mentor program Mentorship AwardSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  2. 2016
    Axel Ingelman-Sunberg Best Abstract AwardInternational Urogynecological Association
  3. 2014
    Axel Ingelman-Sundberg Best Abstract AwardInternational Urogynecological Association
  4. 2006
    Best Poster Presentation in Gynecology CategoryAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. 2005
    Berlex Best Teaching Resident AwardGood Samaritan Hospital
  6. 2000
    Summer Research Fellow Award - 2nd PlaceUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  2. 2020
    Panel MemberDepartment of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodic Review Panel
  3. 2019
    Reviewer, Masters ProgramCCaTS Postdoctural Executive Committee
  4. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, GYN Trigger Review Committee
  5. 2019 - present
    Workgroup MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  6. 2019 - present
    Content ExpertGlobal Business Solutions Editorial Team
  7. 2019 - present
    Career AdvisorMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Mentorship Program
  8. 2019 - present
    ReviewerMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  9. 2019
    Panel InterviewerDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Interview Panel
  10. 2018 - present
    Project LeadDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology, Practice Optimization and Acceleration (POA) Project
  11. 2018
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director Search Commitee
  12. 2018 - 2021
    Committee MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  13. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberACGME Self-Study Committee, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
  14. 2018
    Interview Panel MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Interview Panel
  15. 2018
    Invited ReporterSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  16. 2018
    DiscussantSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  17. 2018 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Education Research Group
  18. 2018
    Grant ReviewerCCaTS Scientific Review Group (Postdoctoral Full Committee)
  19. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Hysterectomy POA Project
  20. 2018 - present
    Council MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  21. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberUrogynecology and Colorectal Surgery Prolapse Collaboration Committee
  22. 2017 - present
    ReviewerSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons; Aronson Scholarship Application Review Committee
  23. 2017 - present
    MemberInternational Continence Society
  24. 2017 - 2018
    Committee MemberSGS 2018 Video Review Committee
  25. 2017 - present
    Team ChampionDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Plummer Project Scheduling Access Team
  26. 2017
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 100-Year Anniversary Celebration Committee
  27. 2016 - 2017
    Program Committee MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  28. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberObstetrics Quality and Safety Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  29. 2016 - 2019
    Masters Thesis Committee MemberDivision of Urogynecology, Mayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  30. 2016 - present
    Physician LiaisonEHR Convergence Project/Plummer Project, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  31. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Social Media
  32. 2016 - 2017
    Video Abstract ReviewerAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  33. 2016 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  34. 2016 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  35. 2015 - 2016
    MemberMayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  36. 2015 - present
    MemberObstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  37. 2015 - present
    MemberHospital Discharge Subcommittee, Hospital Practice Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  38. 2015 - 2016
    Interviewer/EvaluatorResidency Interview Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  39. 2015 - present
    Physician AdvisorDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  40. 2015 - 2017
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  41. 2015 - present
    MemberObstetrics and Gynecology, Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  42. 2015 - present
    ReviewerDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  43. 2015 - present
    MemberObstetrics and Gynecology, Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  44. 2015
    Physician MemberMayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  45. 2015 - 2016
    Physician AdvisorHospital Discharge Subcommittee, Hospital Practice Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  46. 2015
    Associate FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  47. 2015 - 2018
    MemberOB/GYN Education Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  48. 2015 - 2017
    Member, Media CommitteeSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  49. 2015 - 2016
    Program Committee MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  50. 2015
    MemberResidency Strategic Planning Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  51. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberSocial Media Committee
  52. 2014 - 2018
    MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  53. 2014 - 2015
    MemberEnhanced Analytics for Surgical Excellence (EASE) oversight group
  54. 2014 - present
    Physician MemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Multidisciplinary Collaboration Committee, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  55. 2014
    Physician MemberGynecologic Surgery Division Chair Search Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  56. 2014
    MemberGynecologic Surgery Division Chair Search Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  57. 2013
    Physician LiaisonPerineal Laceration Repair Guidelines, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  58. 2013 - present
    Physician LeadUTI Reduction in Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  59. 2013
    Lead PhysicianDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  60. 2013
    Physician MemberResidency Interview Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  61. 2013 - present
    Co-LeaderObstetrics Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  62. 2013 - present
    Co-LeaderQuality Improvement, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  63. 2013 - present
    ReviewerAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  64. 2013 - 2014
    Physician MemberDivision of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
  65. 2013 - present
    ReviewerAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  66. 2013
    Faculty InterviewerObstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  67. 2013
    MemberOperating room cost reduction initiative in Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  68. 2012 - 2015
    MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  69. 2012 - present
    ChairDismissal Summary Initiative, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  70. 2012 - 2013
    Physician LeadUrogynecology Clinic, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  71. 2012 - present
    Lead PhysicianDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  72. 2012
    MemberFaculty Recruitment Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  73. 2012 - present
    Co-ChairSatisfy Initiative, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  74. 2012 - 2016
    Faculty InterviewerFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  75. 2012 - 2015
    Faculty MemberGraduate level Anatomy Course, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  76. 2012 - 2015
    Resident MentorDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  77. 2012 - 2015
    Public Relations OfficerAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  78. 2012
    Physician MemberHealthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL)
  79. 2012
    Physician MemberDivision of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
  80. 2012 - present
    Active MemberInternational Urogynecologic Association
  81. 2011 - 2012
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  82. 2011 - 2012
    DirectorDepartment of Anatomy, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  83. 2011 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  84. 2010 - 2012
    AdvisorUniversity of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  85. 2010 - 2012
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  86. 2010 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  87. 2010 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  88. 2006 - 2007
    Resident RepresentativeGood Samaritan Hospital
  89. 2005 - 2007
    Elected Member-DelegateGood Samaritan Hospital
  90. 2005 - 2007
    Resident RepresentativeGood Samaritan Hospital
  91. 2004 - 2007
    Resident Team LeadGood Samaritan Hospital
  92. 2003 - 2011
    Junior FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  93. 1998 - 1999
    Junior MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  94.  
    Physician LeadDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  95.  
    EditorDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  96.  
    Physician MemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Subspecialty Faculty Educator for ObGyn residency