DepartamentosCentro Oncológico Integral de Mayo ClinicObstetricia y GinecologíaGrupos especializadosOncología ginecológicaLocationRochester, MinnesotaIdiomasEnglishPacientes existentesEnviar un mensaje seguro a través del portal del paciente Biographical summarySean C. Dowdy, MD, FACS, FACOG is Professor and Chair of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and a fellowship trained Gynecologic Oncologist specializing in ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer and complex benign gynecologic surgery. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Dowdy grew up in New Hampshire, completed a BA in English at Cornell University, a medical degree at Georgetown University, and residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He also completed a 6-month Mayo Scholar program in Lille, France, and Berlin, Germany, focusing on laparoscopic oncology. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Dowdy is Vice-chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Midwest Chair of Quality, Experience, and Affordability. He serves on the Executive Committee of the NIH funded May Clinic Ovarian SPORE within our Comprehensive Cancer Center, and has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, including the International Guidelines for Enhanced Recovered After Surgery, among the most downloaded publications in the journal Gynecologic Oncology. He serves on the Board of Directors for Society of Gynecologic Oncology, ERAS USA, and is a former board member of Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. Conditions treatedAdnexal tumorsCancerCancer during pregnancyCervical cancerCervical dysplasiaEctopic pregnancyEndometrial cancerEndometriosisFallopian tube cancerGerm cell tumorOvarian cancerOvarian cystOvarian remnant syndromePeritoneal cancerUterine fibroidVulvar cancer Procedures performedAbdominal hysterectomyDiagnostic laparoscopyEndometriosis surgeryFertility sparing surgeryMinimally invasive hysterectomyMinimally invasive surgeryMinimally invasive surgical stagingOvarian remnant removalPelvic exenterationRobotic hysterectomyRobotic surgerySentinel node biopsyVaginal hysterectomyVaginectomyVulvectomy Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2007Certificate - Certificate Program in Clinical ResearchMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2006Fellow - Pelvic SurgeryEmory University2004ResidentGynecologic Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2004Fellow - Gynecologic OncologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2001ResidentObstetrics and Gynecology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2001Resident - Obstetrics and GynecologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine1997MDGeorgetown University School of Medicine1993BA - EnglishCornell UniversityShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2008Gynecologic OncologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology2006Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and GynecologyAwards and honors20212021 Mayo Clinic Team Science AwardMayo Clinic Team Science Award2019Inaugural Most Downloaded Paper Award International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer 20162016 Roy M. Pitkin Award Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology2015Best Doctors in Gynecologic OncologyBest Doctors in Minnesota - Minnesota Monthly Magazine2012Excellence in Teamwork Award for Enhanced Recovery Pathway in Gynecology SurgeryDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology2008Susan A. Olde Endometrial Cancer Research AwardGynecologic Cancer Foundation2008National Faculty AwardThe Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology2007Early Career Development Supplement AwardResearch Career Development Subcommittee2005Clinical Research Loan Repayment ProgramNational Institutes of Health2004Recognized for outstanding teachingMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2004Leo D. Lagasse Award for Best Clinical PresentationWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists2004Donald C. Balfour Award for Meritorious ResearchMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2004Award for Basic ScienceNational Gynecologic Oncology Fellows Forum2001Elizabeth Ann Harris Award for Excellence in Clinical Research in the Field of Obstetrics and GynecologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2000Lawrence Randall Travel Award for Excellence in the Field of Obstetrics and GynecologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education AdministrationShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2022 - presentMemberSoutheast Asia Partnership Council2022 - presentResearch CommitteeSociety of Pelvic Surgeons2022 - presentMembership CommitteeSociety of Pelvic Surgeons2021 - presentMemberHospital Practice Subcommittee2021 - presentAd Hoc MemberClinical Practice Quality Oversight Subcommittee - Florida2021 - presentMemberClinical Trials Strategy & Governance Leadership Team2021 - presentChairCulture of Safety Advisory Group2021 - presentMemberEnterprise CDI Steering Committee, Mayo Clinic Enterprise2021 - presentMemberMayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee2021 - presentMemberMayo Clinic Executive Operations Team2021 - presentChairMayo Clinic Quality & Affordability Management Committee2021 - presentAd-hoc MemberRochester Fall Injury Prevention Subcommittee, Department Committees, Department of Nursing2021 - 2025Research and Awards CommitteeFoundation for Women's Cancer2021 - 20222021-2022 Annual Meeting Program CommitteeSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists2021 - 2022Co-Chair for Post Graduate EducationSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists2021 - presentSpecialty Certifying ExaminerAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology2020 - presentMemberCOVID-19 Midwest Executive Committee2020 - presentMemberQuality Data Platform Executive Group2020 - 2021Program CommitteeWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists2020 - presentCo-ChairCOVID Modeling Taskforce2020 - presentMember, Executive TaskforceMayo Clinic Safety Management and Resource Taskforce (SMaRT)2020 - presentMemberStrategic Transformation and Ramp-Up (STaR) Taskforce2020 - presentExecutive Committee MemberStrategic Transformation and Ramp-Up (STaR) Taskforce2020 - presentDirectorCOVID 19 Enterprise PPE Modeling Group2020 - presentMemberPersonal Protective Equipment Task Force2020 - 2023Board MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists2019 - presentMemberMidwest Executive Operating Team2019 - presentChairMidwest Clinical Practice Quality Oversight Subcommittee2019 - presentMemberMidwest Hospital Practice Subcommittee2019 - 2022Steering Committee MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists2019Co-Chair for Post Graduate EducationSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists2019 - presentMemberGynecologic Oncology Program Evaluation Committee (PEC)2018 - presentSubject Matter Expert MemberAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology Practice Analysis SME Panel2018 - 2020ChairQuality and Outcomes Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists2017 - 2020Board of DirectorsEnhanced Recovery After Surgery USA (ERAS USA)2017 - 2019MemberMayo Clinic Rochester Committee Surgical and Procedural Committee2017 - 2019ChairSurgical Quality Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Surgical Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees2017 - 2019ChairMidwest Surgical Quality Subcommittee2017 - 2019MemberSurgical Executive Committee - Rochester, Surgical and Procedural Committee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester2017Program ChairSociety of Pelvic Surgeons2017 - presentMemberGynecologic Oncology Tumor Board 2016 - 2018MemberAchieve Operational Excellence2016 - 2018Deputy Director of PracticeMayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery2016 - 2019MemberMayo Clinic Rochester Committees, Clinical Practice Committee2016 - 2019ChairDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinical Practice Committee2016 - 2019MemberSurgical Practice Chairs Committee2016 - 2019MemberPractice Chairs Forum2016 - 2018MemberPractice Optimization and Acceleration2016 - 2018Program CommitteeSociety of Pelvic Surgeons2016Program Committee RepresentativeInternational Gynecologic Cancer Society2015 - 2016Medical DirectorRobert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for Science of Health Care Delivery, Health Care Systems Engineering Program2014 - 2018MemberMember representing the Americans, Nominating Committee, International Gynecologic Cancer Society2014 - 2017Co-ChairQuality and Outcomes Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists2013 - presentMedical Advisory Board - MemberMinnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance2013 - 2018Vice ChairClinical Practice Committee Equipment Subcommittee2012 - 2018Board MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons2012 - 2018MemberSGS Representative to ACS, Executive Committee, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons2012 - 2017MemberOB/GYN Advisory Committee, American College of Surgeons2012 - 2017MemberGYN Oncology Specialty Interest Group2012 - 2014MemberQuality and Outcomes Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists2012 - presentExecutive Committee MemberOvarian Spore, Department of Oncology2012 - presentMemberOB-GYN Executive Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology2011 - 2013MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Midwest Integration2010 - 2014Vice Chair of Research in OB/GYNMayo Clinic Rochester2010 - 2014ChairResearch Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology2010 - 2012MemberEducation Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists2010ChairHereditary Group of GynecoLogic, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists2009 - presentMemberGyn Oncology 3-Site DOG Committee, Disease/Discipline Oriented Groups (DOGs), Mayo Clinic Cancer Center2009 - presentMemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons2008 - 2018MemberClinical Practice Committee Equipment Subcommittee2008 - 2011MemberProgram Committee, Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists2008Co-Chair for Post Graduate EducationSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists2008Full MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists2008MemberProgram Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists2007 - 2016MemberCollaborative Practice Subcommittee, Practice and Quality Committee, Division of Gynecologic Oncology2007 - presentMemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinical Practice Committee2006 - 2011MemberCorpus Committee, Gynecologic Oncology Group2006 - 2008MemberGovernment Relations Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists2005 - 2014MemberResearch Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology2005FellowAmerican College of Surgeons1999 - 2004MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Education Committee1997 - presentMemberAmerican Medical Association MemberGynecologic Oncology Group Panel MemberGynecologic Oncology Group MemberCentral Association of Obstetricians and GynecologistsShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. 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