Brian J. Linder, M.D., female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialist, joins Mayo Clinic Urology

Dec. 20, 2018

Urology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, welcomes Brian J. Linder, M.D., and his expertise in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Originally from Montreal, Dr. Linder completed his medical school training at George Washington University. He then proceeded to a urology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During his residency, Dr. Linder was a prolific researcher and was awarded first place in the prestigious Joseph Segura essay contest and the Panayotis P. Kelalis research essay competition. Dr. Linder has been invited to present his research at regional, national and international meetings.

After residency, Dr. Linder was awarded a Mayo Clinic Foundation scholar fellowship with Urogynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed a three-year fellowship consisting of complex pelvic organ prolapse surgery utilizing both vaginal and robotic surgical approaches. Dr. Linder was the recipient of several research grants during his fellowship, investigating the outcomes of pelvic organ prolapse surgery and assessing the use of opioids in a female pelvic surgery practice.

Dr. Linder has extensive training in the management of overactive bladder, including advanced treatment options such as bladder Botox injection and sacral neuromodulation. He has also brought noninvasive overactive bladder management in the form of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation to Urology at Mayo Clinic. These various therapies allow for the management of patients from the initial diagnosis of overactive bladder to those overactive bladders that are recalcitrant to first and second line therapies. Dr. Linder manages female stress urinary incontinence utilizing both synthetic and autologous urethral slings.

"The breadth of Dr. Linder's training is quite unique as there are few providers nationally who have completed the rigors of a five-year urology residency and a three-year urogynecology fellowship," says Marcelino E. Rivera, M.D., with Urology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "Because of this experience, Dr. Linder holds a joint appointment with both Urology and Urogynecology. He is the first provider to have this kind of appointment at the Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic Urology is pleased to welcome Dr. Linder!"