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Christopher C. DeStephano, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Gynecologist


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Christopher C. DeStephano, M.D., is a gynecologist at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida who specializes in minimally invasive surgery. His areas of expertise include providing care to patients with gynecological disorders, and diagnosing and treating menstrual conditions by developing a personalized care plan for each individual patient. His clinical interests include menstrual disorders, fibroids, polyps, and treating endometriosis with minimally invasive surgical approaches, including laparoscopy, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy.

Dr. Destephano earned his medical degree at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, followed by a Master of Public Health from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia. He then completed his residency in gynecology and obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. DeStephano has been active in medical and surgical education through his work on the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists Simulation Working Group. He was awarded the Mayo Clinic Education Science Career Development Award, and has received awards for education research from the Council of Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the AAGL Global Congress in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. DeStephano has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters that focus on a wide range of gynecologic research.

  1. Gynecological surgery
  2. Hysterectomy
  3. Hysteroscopy
  4. Minimally invasive surgery
  5. Myomectomy
  6. Robotic hysterectomy
  7. Robotic myomectomy
  8. Robotic surgery
  9. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Simulation training
  • Medical and surgical education
  1. 2017
    Fellowship - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2017
    FellowFLA Minimally Invasive Gynecol, Programs in Florida, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2015
    Residency - Gynecology and ObstetricsJohns Hopkins Hospital
  4. 2011
    MPH - Global HealthRollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  5. 2011
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 2006
    BS - Science Pre-Professional Major, Anthropology MinorUniversity of Notre Dame


  1. 2018
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    2021 Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development Quality AwardMayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  2. 2019
    Scholar in the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care DeliveryMayo Clinic
  3. 2019
    Excellence in Research and Dissemination at the Fellow LevelMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Academy of Educational Excellence
  4. 2019
    Research Accelerator for Clinicians Engaged in Research ProgramDepartment of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic
  5. 2017
    IRCAD Award For Excellence in EducationAAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  6. 2017
    Award for Programs of Excellence - 1st Place ProjectCouncil on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  7. 2015
    Outstanding Abstract Educational ScholarshipJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Institute for Excellence in Education
  8. 2013
    Education Chief ResidentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Education, Johns Hopkins
  9. 2006
    Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Notre Dame

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District XII
  2. 2022 - present
    MemberThe Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  3. 2022 - 2023
    Project LeadMayo Clinic
  4. 2020 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  5. 2020 - present
    MemberCommunity Women's Health Research Advisory Board
  6. 2019 - 2020
    Research Deputy ChairThe Essentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (EMIG)
  7. 2017 - 2020
    MemberOB/GYN Social Media Task Force
  8. 2017 - 2020
    MemberEssentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Video Curriculum Working Group, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  9. 2017 - present
    Research ChiefDepartment of Medical & Surgical Gynecology
  10. 2017 - 2022
    Quality ChampionChampion role Gynecology
  11. 2016 - 2020
    MemberVideo Curriculum Review Committee, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  12. 2015 - 2020
    RepresentativeUniversity of Florida Health and Mayo Clinic, Simulation Working Group, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  13. 2013 - 2015
    Education Chief ResidentGynecology and Obstetrics Residency Program, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  14. 2007 - 2009
    MemberUnderserved Global Health Program Operations Group, Department of Internal Medicine
  15. 2007 - 2009
    MemberPhysician and Society Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science


Research activities

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