Bobbie S. Gostout, M.D.

  1. Gynecologist
  2. Gynecologic Oncologist
  3. Chair, Gynecology, Minnesota
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My name is Dr. Bobbie Gostout. I am a gynecologic oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. And I also serve as one of the vice presidents for Mayo Clinic.

I have five sisters. I was raised in a very female household. I'm confident that that played a part in me choosing OBGYN. In my third year of residency, when we spent a lot of time in the operating room, I felt like I had a special gift — both a matter of being technically good at surgery and having the patience to do complicated surgery as well. Seeing a woman reach her five-year survival or getting a card from somebody when she's 10 years out and cancer free — those are just fantastic moments.

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  1. Gynecologic cancer
  1. Reconstructive surgery
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Reconstructive pelvic surgery
  1. 1996
    Fellow - Gynecologic OncologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1993
    Research Fellowship - Obstetrics and GynecologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1991
    Resident - Obstetrics and GynecologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1987
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1986
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1978
    BS - NursingCollege of St. Teresa

Certifications

  1. 2000
    Gynecologic OncologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 1997
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    Newsweek Magazine's Top Doctors for CancerNewsweek Magazine
  2. 2015
    Best Doctors for WomenMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  3. 2013
    America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  4. 2012
    America's Top Doctors 2012-2016Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  5. 2011
    Best Doctors in America ListBest Doctors in America List
  6. 2007
    Guide to America's Top Obstetricians & GynecologistsConsumers' Research Council of America
  7. 2001
    Karis AwardMayo Clinic
  8. 1991
    Elizabeth Ann Harris AwardDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  9. 1990
    L.M. Randall Travel AwardDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  10. 1986
    Annual Honor Award for Excellence in Clinical Performance, Scholarship, and LeadershipAlpha Epsilon Iota Foundation

Professional memberships

  1. 2017
    Nominating Committee, memberSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists
  2. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Management Team
  3. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Vice Presidents Committee, Mayo Clinic Management Team, Mayo Clinic Board of Governors
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberBoard of Trustees - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  5. 2014 - present
    Board MemberMayo Clinic Board of Governors, Mayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2014 - present
    Co-ChairWellness Task Force, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  7. 2013
    Co-Vice ChairClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  8. 2012 - 2013
    PresidentWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  9. 2011 - 2017
    Board MemberDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  10. 2011 - 2012
    Program ChairProgram Committee, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  11. 2011
    Interim ChairPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  12. 2011 - 2013
    Advisory Board MemberMayo Clinic Health System
  13. 2011 - 2013
    Vice ChairPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  14. 2011 - 2012
    President-ElectWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  15. 2011 - present
    Workgroup MemberGynecoLogic Cancer Collaborative Ovarian Cancer Workgroup, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  16. 2010 - 2013
    MemberSGO Council, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  17. 2010 - 2013
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  18. 2010 - 2011
    ChairGCF Rebranding Task Force, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
  19. 2008 - 2016
    MemberOB/GYN Education Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  20. 2008 - 2014
    MemberSurgical Committee, Department of Surgery
  21. 2008 - 2009
    Vice PresidentWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  22. 2008
    MemberMedical School Education Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  23. 2008
    ChairProgram Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  24. 2007 - 2016
    ChairDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  25. 2007 - 2015
    Advisory Council MemberMinnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  26. 2007 - present
    MemberInternational Gynecologic Cancer Society
  27. 2006 - 2013
    MemberPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  28. 2006 - 2007
    MemberExecutive Board, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  29. 2006 - present
    Board ExaminerGynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  30. 2005 - 2008
    MemberEducation Resource Panel, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  31. 2005 - 2006
    Vice ChairWomen's Healthcare Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  32. 2005 - present
    Board ExaminerObstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  33. 2004 - 2005
    MemberNominating Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  34. 2004 - 2008
    MemberWomen's Healthcare Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  35. 2003 - 2009
    MemberMarketing and Communications Commmittee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  36. 2002 - 2008
    ChairCommunications Committee, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
  37. 2002 - 2008
    MemberBoard of Directors, Executive Committee, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
  38. 2002 - 2005
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  39. 2002
    MemberProgram Committee, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  40. 2002 - present
    MemberMinnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  41. 2002 - present
    MemberFoundation for Women's Cancer
  42. 2001 - 2002
    Postgraduate Course ChairProgram Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  43. 2000 - 2015
    MemberCentral Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  44. 2000 - 2001
    MemberExecutive Committee, Mayo Foundation Chapter, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  45. 2000 - 2001
    MemberASCO - SGO Liasion, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  46. 2000
    MemberSGO Strategic Planning Retreat, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  47. 2000 - present
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  48. 2000 - present
    MemberWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  49. 1999 - 2004
    MemberGovernment Relations Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  50. 1998 - 2016
    MemberThesis Committee, Tumor Biology Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  51. 1998 - 2006
    MemberEditorial Board, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  52. 1998 - present
    Associate MemberMayo Graduate Faculty in Tumor Biology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  53. 1998 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  54. 1997 - 2016
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  55. 1997 - 1999
    MemberDevelopment Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  56. 1997 - present
    MemberInterest Group, Gynecologic Oncology Group, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  57. 1997 - present
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  58. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  59. 1996 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  60. 1996 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists
  61. 1987 - 1991
    Resident MemberPriorities of Laboratory Testing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
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