Christopher J. Klingele, M.D.

  1. Gynecologist
  2. Urogynecologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Chris J. Klingele, M.D., M.S., is a fellowship trained Urogynecologist, specializing in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). His clinical expertise includes surgical treatment of:

  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) — uterine and vault prolapse, cystocele, rectocele
  • Dysfunctional/abnormal uterine bleeding — minimally invasive hysterectomy
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) — autologous fascial slings, synthetic slings, urethral bulking, Burch urethropexy
  • Refractory Overactive Bladder (rOAB) — botox injection
  • Fistula — bladder, ureter, bowel
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Mesh and other surgical complications

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Klingele is active in research and education. He is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, having authored over 40 peer reviewed publications, book chapters, etc. His research interests include: Advanced robotic surgery and surgical outcomes.

  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
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
  • Clinical outcomes after pelvic reconstructive surgery
  • Advanced diagnostic testing for prolapse
  • Fecal and urinary incontinence
  • Sacral nerve modulation
  1. 2005
    MS - Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic SurgeryMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2003
    FellowDivision of Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic
  3. 2000
    ResidentSchool of Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  4. 2000
    ResidentTruman Medical Center
  5. 2000
    ResidentSt. Luke's Hospital
  6. 1996
    MDUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine
  7. 1992
    BSIllinois State University

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2005
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2002
    Poster of DistinctionAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  2. 2001
    Award for Best Poster in Educational Content or Innovation10th International Congress and Endo Expo
  3. 2000
    SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident SurgeonSociety of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  4. 2000
    Harold L. Gainey Award for Clinical ResearchAwarding Organization
  5. 1993
    James Scholar Honor Society for Independent StudyUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine
  6. 1992
    Phi Eta Sigma National Honor SocietyIllinois State University
  7. 1991
    Golden Key National Honor SocietyIllinois State University
  8. 1991
    Deans List - Chemistry and BiologyIllinois State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2018
    Epic Super UserDivision of Urogynecology, Mayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2013 - present
    Committee MemberWomen's Health Executive Subcommittee
  3. 2012 - present
    MemberInteranational Urogynecological Association
  4. 2012 - 2016
    MemberOB/GYN Executive Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  5. 2008
    MemberEditorial Board, Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  6. 2007 - 2016
    MemberPractice and Quality Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  7. 2007 - 2016
    Medical DirectorUrogynecology Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Clinic, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  8. 2006 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  9. 2005 - 2010
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  10. 2005 - present
    MemberOB/GYN Education Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  11. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  12. 2003 - present
    MemberDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  13. 2003 - 2006
    Associate FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  14. 2003 - 2006
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.