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Olivia O. Cardenas-Trowers, M.D.

  1. Gynecologist
  2. Urogynecologist


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Olivia O. Cardenas-Trowers, M.D., is a fellowship trained Urogynecologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida who specializes in treating female pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Cardenas-Trowers is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

Her clinical expertise includes surgical management of:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse: cystocele/enterocele/rectocele/uterine and vault prolapse
  • Stress urinary incontinence: synthetic slings, office urethral bulking, Burch urethropexy, autologous slings
  • Refractory overactive bladder treatment: sacral nerve modulation, tibial nerve therapy, bladder Botox (Botulinum toxin) injection
  • Fistula repair: vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding: hysteroscopy, minimally invasive hysterectomy including vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches
  • Mesh and other surgical complications
  • Management of obstetric anal sphincter lacerations
  • Constricted or obliterated vagina.

Dr. Cardenas-Trowers earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, followed by a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Cardenas-Trowers is active in research and education. She has been awarded research funding and has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters. She is a national speaker and holds positions on several national committees including the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS).

  1. Botox injection
  2. Cystourethroscopy
  3. Gynecological surgery
  4. Hysterectomy
  5. Laparoscopic surgery
  6. Midurethral sling surgery
  7. Minimally invasive surgery
  8. Pelvic floor reconstruction
  9. Rectovaginal fistula repair
  10. Robotic surgery
  11. Sacral nerve stimulation
  12. Sacrocolpopexy
  13. Urethral bulking
  14. Urethral diverticulum surgery
  15. Urinary sling procedure
  16. Vaginal hysterectomy
  17. Vaginal repair
  18. Vesicovaginal fistula repair
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Patient centered outcomes research
  • Novel regenerative treatments for pelvic floor conditions
  1. 2021
    Fellowship - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryUniversity of Louisville
  2. 2018
    Chief Resident - Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Arizona
  3. 2017
    Residency - Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Arizona
  4. 2014
    MDMeharry Medical College
  5. 2010
    BA - Human BiologyStanford University


  1. 2019
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Women's Health Scholar/BIRCWH K12 AwardMayo Clinic
  2. 2022
    Publication selected as one of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) articles for re-certification of OBGYN Board CertificationAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  3. 2021
    Finalist for Best Conference Video AwardSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  4. 2020
    Author Insight American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  5. 2018
    Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  6. 2015
    Dr. Samuel Pozner Educational Enrichment AwardUniversity of Arizona
  7. 2013
    Barbara Duncan-Cody, M.D. Endowed ScholarshipMeharry Medical College
  8. 2011
    Elizabeth McDaniel Woodard Memorial ScholarshipMeharry Medical College

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Special Interest Group Co-ChairAmerican UroGynecology Society
  2. 2022 - present
    Subcommittee MemberMayo Clinic in Florida
  3. 2020 - 2023
    MemberMembership Committee, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  4. 2020 - present
    Content Advisor Panel Committe MemberPublications Committee, American Urogynecologic Society
  5. 2020 - 2023
    MemberNew Technologies Clinical Guidance Writing Group, American Urogynecologic Society
  6. 2020
    MemberSocial Media Committee, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  7. 2020 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  8. 2019 - 2022
    MemberE-Learning Editorial Board, American Urogynecologic Society
  9. 2019 - 2020
    MemberSocial Media Committee, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, American Urogynecologic Society
  10. 2018 - 2022
    MemberPelvic Anatomy Digital Library Group, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  11. 2018 - 2021
    MemberFalls City Chapter, National Medical Association
  12. 2018 - 2021
    MemberGreater Louisville Medical Society
  13. 2018 - 2021
    MemberKentucky Medical Association
  14. 2018 - present
    Co-ChairSocial Media Committee, Falls City Chapter, National Medical Association
  15. 2018 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  16. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  17. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  18. 2011 - 2014
    Co-ChairHIV/AIDS Committee, Student National Medical Association
  19. 2010 - 2014
    MemberStudent National Medical Association
  20. 2010 - 2014
    MemberAmerican Medical Student Association