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John Harkins, M.D., FACOG

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

West Virginia University School of Medicine


Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
St. Joseph's Hospital


John Harkins came to Dell Medical School from The University of Texas Southwestern, where he was an assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecology. He completed his medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston. He is also chief of staff at Dell Medical School and the academic medical director of perinatal services at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin.

Harkins is committed to improving patient safety through the Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety committee, where he is a master trainer. He has given presentations on these topics on the regional and national levels, and he is a recipient of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists National Mentor Award.

Harkins lives in Austin with his wife and children, Madison, Mallory and Maclean. When he’s not busy with his family, he enjoys music, golf and fishing.

Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow
  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomat
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Travis County Medical Society
Awards & Honors
  • National Mentor Award, 2015
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Residency Teaching Award
    CHRISTUS St. Joseph Hospital
  • Outstanding Resident Laparoscopist, 1997
    American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Research Paper, Honorable Mention, 1996
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Citrog Award for Academic Excellence in Residency Inservice Examination, 1994 and 1995